It's a BIG Festive Festival Announcement with more top internationals, festival favourites, community choirs and performance poets joining the growing list of acts for our 2018 event.
Multi award winning Neo-trad quintet Elephant Sessions (SCOT) has just been confirmed for 2018, WÖR (BEL) will delight NFF audiences with their finely textured, innovative arrangements while lovers of Irish music will be treated to an intimate, audio-visual concert of music, song and dance when Compánach (IRL) perform Irish traditional music against a backdrop of large-screen photographic images. 
NFF is also delighted that triple ARIA winners, My Friend The Chocolate Cake will return to the National in 2018 after a long absence, and other festival favourites include Trouble in the Kitchen, All Our Exes Live in Texas and The Davidson Brothers.
To see all our current list of artists and to read their bios visit our website. 

To celebrate the Festive Season we've put together a little calendar of surprises #ourNFF's Festive Calendar
Each day of December we've been using our social media platforms to open a door to something special about the 2018 Festival. So far we've announced 14 little snippets of information including insights into the 2018 program, venues and special events including which acts you can expect to see. Keep an eye out on our Facebook Page each morning at 8:30am as more of these are revealed right up until 24 December. We're also Tweeting about them so you can follow us on Twitter so you don't miss out.
don't forget to share with your friends and comment on the things you like.
Don't miss a momment. Stay connected!
#ourNFF Tickets for Christmas
A great gift for familiy or friends, our flexible Package of Days is the perfect way to share the festive spirit.
Redeemable on any day of the Festival, Package of Days gives you four day tickets to share in any combination i.e. give two special people 2 days of their choice each at the Festival or use the same package to give four special people 1 day of their chopice each at the Festival. An adult package is $351.00 - that's only $87.75 per day (less for concession holders). Think of all the music and unique festival experiences you will be giving. 
There is also a full range of season, season camping and day tickets available at the heavily discounted Early Bird 3 rate. 
These tickets are now selling  - But get in before they fly away!
NB: The NFF Office will close midday 22 Dec 2017 and re-open 3 Jan 2017. Online ticket sales will be OPEN and AVAILABLE throughout this time.
The National Folk Festival is offering a number of exciting pre-Festival Master Classes in 2018. Bookings are NOW OPEN and classes are strating to fill.
For class descriptions and booking details visit our websitePaul Sartin (Singing), Benji Kirkpatrick (Guitar / Bouzouki), Saul Rose (Melodion), Paul Hutchinson (Piano Accordion) and Andy Rigby (Harp) are presenting classes.
Classes will be held off site at Ainslie Arts Centre and will consist of 3 sessions over two days (Wed 28 & Thurs 29 March). These provide a wonderful way not only to connect with some of our international artists in an up-close setting but provide first-class tuition from some of the world's best international musicians/teachers in their respective fields.
Booking early is recommended as numbers will be strictly limited.
Our successful Borderland Busking Comp is back for 2018 with a brand new on-line format to give more acts an opportunity to participate.
Designed specifically to give emerging artists an opportunity to put themselves directly in front of our Artistic Team it provides a key stepping stone for a future Festival gig and for general career development!
Applicants must be 18-29 years of age to enter the competition. Entries must be received by 5pm Friday 16 February 2018.
For more information and to apply please visit the website
Our 2018 t-shirts feature two of Paul Summerfield's fantastic designs in both a male and female tee. Festival attendees have the opportunity to pre-order their 2018 Festival t-shirt online prior to the event.  As always we will have both designs in all sizes available for purchase at the Festival shop until sold out.
By ordering in advance you have the opportunity to ensure you don’t miss out on your preferred design and size.
Pre-order for t-shirts is available online until 31 January 2018. All t-shirts must be picked up from the Festival shop during the Festival (Easter) between 10am and 2pm daily. T-Shirts will not be posted prior to the Festival.
For more information, measurements, and to purchase your t-shirt please visit the website.
The Festival is always looking for more volunteers - close to 1300 all up!
If you want to experience the Festival from the inside and be part of the team, join one of the 50+ volunteer teams. There are shifts available pre-Festival, during the festival or even after the Festival, for a whole range of skills and interests.
Or maybe you have a friend, family member or workmate that might be interested - encourage them to put in an application and come along too. 
For more information and to complete an online application, please visit the website

The National Folk Festival produces 9,000 souvenir programs for the event. This high quality A4, 78 page, full colour publication is the Festival's main source of information and is widely used by all Festival attendees.  
Early Bird bookings for advertising space in the 2018 program are now being taken. Program advertising is available until 31 January 2018.   
Book your ad now and connect with our Festival community over five fantastic days. 
For more information please visit the website

To view our full list of performers to date visit the performer page on the website. 
  • Volunteer Applications - NOW OPEN
  • Program Advertising - CLOSES 31 JANUARY 2018
  • Festival T-Shirt Pre Sale - ORDERS CLOSING 31 JANUARY 2018
Join us next Easter for the 52nd National Folk Festival
Don't miss a moment. Just Be There!

29 March - 2 April 2018

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