Auckland Anniversary Weekend - January 24th-27th 2020

Double Grammy winner Tim O’Brien to headline festival

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Bracing ethos of Montreal-based band

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Edgy Irish tradition

Singer songwriter Pauline Scanlon galvanized the Irish music scene with her stunning debut album, Red Colour Sun, produced by John Reynolds over ten years ago. Deeply immersed in the tradition yet completely aware of the [...]


Music lovers are sure to be delighted at the number of exciting overseas and Kiwi guest artists heading to the 2020 Auckland Folk Festival, New Zealand’s largest folk festival.

Again we’ll be spoilt for choice as some of the best traditional and contemporary folk musicians in the world arrive for the packed programme.

Whatever your taste in folk music there will be something for you to savour. If you want to participate in one of the blackboard concerts or workshops, so much the better. If you’d rather dance the night away to a full programme of folk dance, then there are venues for you. And in the wee small
hours don’t forget to wander round and catch some of the magic jam sessions and sing- alongs.

When you get hungry, there will be more tasty food choices, and when you need a coffee, all you have to do is step up to the nearest coffee cart.

To absorb the friendly family vibe, try camping for the weekend. Immerse yourself in the  centre of things, or choose a quiet camping area. And if you are not a natural camper, Kumeu is close enough to Auckland to come out each day.

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Find out more about the festival from Festival President Nigel Robertson.