By Silke Hartung

45th Auckland Folk Festival – First Announcement

by Silke Hartung

45th Auckland Folk Festival – First Announcement

The Auckland Folk Festival celebrates its 45th anniversary in January with an entertaining and inspiringly diverse line-up of local and international artists.

New Zealand’s biggest annual folk music gathering will take place again at the Kumeu Showgrounds, over Auckland Anniversary Weekend, January 26-29, 2018.

Featured in the first lineup announcement:

The East Pointers (CAN)

Nadia Reid

Esther Swift (UK)

Huw Williams (UK)

Klezmer Rebs

T-Bone Trio


The Bollands

The family-friendly festival showcases folk musicians from around New Zealand and the world to entertain guests of all ages. Festival-goers can enjoy a full weekend of concerts, dances and educational workshops, all within the boundaries of the Kumeu Showgrounds, situated just a short drive northwest of Auckland city.

With a new breed of NZ folk artists enjoying international attention, the festival has also been evolving in recent years, drawing in a younger generation of fans who appreciate those authentic modern songwriters, as well as more traditional folk and dance.

The Auckland Folk Festival provides opportunities for the artists and attendees alike to share their own music and celebrations with like-minded people from all cultures.

Sustainability is at the forefront of festival organisers’ decisions with recycling stations and a no-rubbish policy. Set in a spacious rural environ, the festival supports local businesses by using their services where possible. All tickets include camping.

More info and tickets here.