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Auckland Folk Festival Announces First Lineup

Auckland Folk Festival Announces First Lineup

Wednesday 4th October, 2017 9:39AM

The Auckland Folk Festival is celebrating its 45th year with an exceptional lineup of local and international talent including New Zealand's Nadia Reid, The East Pointers (CAN), Esther Swift (UK) and more! Held once again at the Kumeu Showgrounds over Auckland Anniversary Weekend, the festival is a tradition in itself for lovers of folk in all its stripes. See below for the first lineup announcement and stay tuned for more info on the enduring folk event.

Auckland Folk Festival 2018
26th - 29th January,  Kumeu Showgrounds, Auckland (Anniversary Weekend)

Featuring: The East Pointers (CAN), Nadia Reid, Esther Swift (UK) , Huw Williams (UK), Klezmer Rebs, T-Bone Trio, Reverie, The Bollands 

See below for ticketing info.

Here's a taste of the fine talent performing at the 45th Auckland Folk Music Festival:


Press release:

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 line up 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.



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Fri 26th Jan
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