Three weeks and counting down.
We are so looking forward to this year's #ourNFF and we're excited to tell you that the full 2018 Festival Program is now available to view online. 

All our performers, spoken word, themed shows, workshops, full dance program listings, circus and street performers, KidzFest, Community Arts, special Festival events and features and everything you need to know to have a brilliant Festival this Easter is there.
And remember, if you purchase a hard copy of our program at this year's Festival, $1 from the sale of every program will be going to Greening Australia to help offset our carbon footprint. See you at the Nash.
Don't miss a moment. Just Be There!
Can't come for the whole Festival? 
 Just come for the day.
 Access ALL areas 8am - 4am (the following day)
Our full Festival Program is now available on the website so choosing the right day to catch all your favourite acts is even easier. With our discounted day tickets (currently $117 with online discount) you can catch 10 shows for as little as $11.70 a show and still have time to browse the markets, relax in one of our bars or spend time in community arts. Imagine, BreabachElephant Sessions, Monique ClareBush Gothic, 19-Twenty, Georgia State Line and more all in one day. You'll be spoilt for choice. Day tickets are even cheaper if you have one of our recognised concession cards. 
                                  Online tickets now available
Community Arts is our drop in happy place where everyone can create, experience, discover and get hands on! In addition to a great range of free all-day activities, we are excited to announce the diverse 2018 Community Arts Workshop timetable led by our fabulous and supportive tutors. Be inspired with these great value paid workshops, where you can learn some amazing new skills and leave with your own piece of art. 
Prices range from only $5 – $35. Online Bookings open 9am Friday 9 March and close 11pm Wednesday 28th March. Limited places will also be available to book at the Festival, from the Community Arts Office opposite the Fitzroy building.
Mead Making - Clay Modelling - Transfer Printmaking - Life Drawing - Papercraft - Botanical Printing - Sculpting with Sinamay - Rag Baskets - The Art of Henna - Wooden Toymaking - Beginner and Advanced Tie Dye - Jewellery Making - Parade Lantern Making including Fundamentals for Cool Lanterns and Awesome Structures
For more information and to book please visit the website
The National Folk Festival is offering a number of exciting pre-Festival Master Classes in 2018. Our Master Classes are filling and numbers will be strictly limited.
Fintan Vallely – Irish flute
Tiarnan O Duinnchinn – Irish whistle and uilleann pipes
Liz Doherty – Irish Fiddle
Also being offered: Paul Sartin (Singing), Benji Kirkpatrick (Guitar / Bouzouki), Saul Rose (Melodion), Paul Hutchinson (Piano Accordion) and Andy Rigby (Harp). 
Bookings are NOW OPEN and classes are filling fast.
For more information visit our website

We love coffee but takeaway cups generate huge amounts of waste, so we have two approaches ready to tackle this issue head on. One of the best ways to combat waste is to reuse, so we have created an NFF Keep Cup that will be available at the Festival Shop. Our amazing coffee stalls will fill your Festival KeepCup, the iconic Festival pottery cups or you can even BYO cup from home. And they'll give you a discount for using reusable cups - what a win!   
Secondly, we are very proud to announce that we have convinced the ACT government to begin recycling BioPak coffee cups, after our partner Going Green Solutions provided independent research that shows when recycled, paper cups with plant linings (PLA) achieve more than double the paper pulp yield of plastic coated (PE) paper cups! Whoohoo! So all takeaway coffee cups and lids into the yellow recycling bins please.
To view our full list of performers to date visit the performer page on the website. 
  • Workshop Bookings - NOW OPEN
  • Master Class Bookings - NOW OPEN
  • Volunteer Applications - NOW OPEN
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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