Position Vacant - Volunteer Manager
Do you have what it takes to be part of a dynamic Festival team?
Following a recent staff restructure the National Folk Festival is seeking a motivated, multi-skilled person to oversee all aspects of the the Festival’s Volunteer Program including all related resources to assure the delivery of the annual festival event and other activities during the year as required. The Volunteer Manager will work with individuals and teams across all areas of event delivery and the person who fills this role will be one who has initiative and can work independently, but also enjoys working in a collaborative staff environment and, with teams and volunteers.

For the full position description and information on how to apply please visit the Festival website.
EB1 Tickets Close August 31
An important reminder to our Festival Community.
Early Bird 1 (EB1) tickets for the 2018 Festival are on sale NOW until 11.59pm Thursday 31 August, 2017.
This is an earlier closing time than in previous years so don't miss your chance to save! Get in early to secure your tickets at the best possible price.
The EB1 price is a 30% discount off the full gate price. Purchase your Adult Season ticket for $266.00 or an Adult Season + Camping ticket for $358.00. Concession, youth and child rates are also available.
 For more information on Festival ticketing please visit the website.
Payment Plan Tickets
Payment Plan tickets to the 2018 Festival are on sale now. 
Taking advantage of the Payment Plan option allows you to pay off your tickets in regular weekly instalments leading up to the Festival. Prices are set at the Early Bird 2 (EB2) ticket rate and are available for sale until the end of EB2 on Tuesday 31 October 2017.  
You could pay as little as $10.90 per week (Adult Season ticket) if purchased on 1 August. The earlier you start your plan, the smaller the repayments. For more information on Payment Plans visit the website.
Note: Payment Plans are only available for Season and Season + Camping tickets and Optional Extras for Campers. Day tickets are not available under the payment plan option.
Pre Paid Reserved Powered Camp Sites
The National Folk Festival has designated areas available where powered sites can be reserved for the 2018 Festival for a nominal fee. The Cotter Campground has 17 sites and Bicentennial Gardens has 42 sites available, all of varying size. Cost will depend on the size of the site.
Maps showing the layout, entry points and position of each area in the overall Festival site, as well as costs will be available on our website from Friday 1 September. Booking will also open on that date from 9:30am. Pre-booked powered sites are strictly limited to these two areas and will be allocated at the time of booking on a first come first serve basis.
To take advantage and guarantee your powered campsite at the 2018 Festival call 02 6242 5944 after 9:30am Friday 1 September to book or visit the website for more information.
National Folk Festival and Ainslie + Gorman Arts Centres
Don't miss Ireland's
Declan O'Rourke
Ainslie + Gorman Arts Centres, The National Folk Festival and Nomadic Fish present
(with special guest Aine Tyrrell) 
Born in Dublin, now living on the wild windswept west coast of Ireland, this extraordinary spinner of song weaves his soulful melodies through half-remembered moments and dreams long-treasured. Larrikin and poet, his songs are infused with wit, the yearning of history and the patience of mortality; the balm of tenderness and the breath of hope.  Live in concert, O'Rourke moves seamlessly from hilarious spontaneity to transporting beauty.                                          
Tuesday 3 October 2017
Ainslie Arts Centre
Can You Help? 
Do you have an empty shed or garage space?
We're looking for space in Canberra to store some of the beautiful decorations and art works that our brilliant volunteers create each year for our Festival event. At present our available space at EPIC and all the nooks and crannies in our office are chocker block. We are keen to start creating for 2018 but alas! space to store our creations is almost non-existent.
If you have space that you won't be using between now and Easter 2018, it's secure and water tight, you are in Canberra, especially anyone close to the Festival site at EPIC in Mitchell and, you'd like to help us out please give us a call on 02 6262 4792 any time Monday to Friday between 9:30am and 4:30pm.
Stalls Applications Are Now Open

The National Folk Festival is seeking stallholders who will contribute to the village atmosphere of the Festival and, who will support our creative community and sustainable initiatives. Our proposed new site layout will give us the opportunity to increase lighting, decorations and seating, so get ready for some great innovations in 2018!
We are looking for food and drink stalls, and market stalls selling handmade or global wares, body products and other interesting items. While we are always looking for something new, fresh and interesting we also want to hear from our regular favourites.
Some gaps we’d love to fill include a pasta food stall and stalls offering family friendly meals. Spread the word!
If you have a favourite market stall that you would love to see at the Festival please direct them to our website.
The application process has had some changes this year so, if you are applying as a stall holder please ensure you read all information on the website before completing an application. All enquiries should be directed to stalls@folkfestival.org.au.

  • Early Bird 1 Tickets - CLOSE 31 AUGUST
  • Payment Plans - CLOSE 31 OCTOBER
  • Stalls Applications - NOW OPEN
  • Instrument Makers Applications - OPEN 1 SEPTEMBER
  • Volunteer Applications - OPEN 1 NOVEMBER 

Join us next Easter for the 52nd National Folk Festival

"Come for the Day, Come for the Weekend, Come for Life"

29 March - 2 April 2018

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National Folk Festival Limited, ABN: 96 058 761 274,  PO Box 179 Mitchell ACT 2911
Ph: +61 2 6262 4792, Email: info@folkfestival.org.au