New Zealand’s biggest annual grassroots folk music gathering will take place again at the Kumeu Showgrounds, over Auckland Anniversary Weekend, January 25-28, 2018.
Finn Andrews (The Veils), Virelai (Denmark), Holly Arrowsmith (2016 Folk Tui), Lindsay Lou (USA),The Maes (Australia), Sophie & Fiachra (Ireland/Canada), Irish Mythen (Canada), Candice Milner (2018 Tui Finalist), Bernie Griffen & The Thin Men, The Jews Brothers Band, Tui Mamaki, The Nukes, Fables, Rhodeworks, Nigel Parry, OrigiNZ, Rough Town, Mike Harding, Danny Priestley (1988 Folk Tui).
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 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.