Friday 27 January to Monday 30 January 2023 will be the 50th annual Auckland Folk Festival. Performers and audience will come together again at the Kumeu Showgrounds on Auckland Anniversary Weekend.

We’d LOVE for you to join us in one of our six venues/stages. With the 2022 Festival having been cancelled we are privileged to have a huge list of amazing acts we’d love to invite to perform, so please know that we will do our best to reply to all applications, and to invite some guests from within.

Most guest acts are asked to appear multiple times during the weekend – generally a 60 minute concert and a combination of smaller length concerts or collaborative workshops or masterclasses.

Performers are juried with regard to their quality of performance and versatility. Artists may be accepted for their ability to play a main stage show, lead an innovative workshop, showcase on an intimate side stage, or any combination of these.

Applications close at the end of May, and we endeavour to notify successful and unsuccessful applicants by the end of July. In the uncertain times we are in, we ask for patience if you haven’t heard from us. We do our best to respond to all applicants.

Please click here to apply