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Auckland Folk Festival 2019 Lineup Announced

Auckland Folk Festival 2019 Lineup Announced

Wednesday 7th November, 2018 10:48AM

Tāmaki Makaurau's annual celebration of folk music in all its stripes the Auckland Folk Festival is returning to Kumeu Showgrounds in January, and the full lineup of international and local artists set to perform at the multi-stage, three day event has been revealed to all. Notable names on the diverse bill include expat The Veils frontman Finn Andrews, award-winning Melbourne duo The Maes, Auckland-based indie-folk artist Fables, South Island-based songwriter Holly Arrowsmith and hometown hero Bernie Griffen with his group The Thin Men. This summer's festival will be the 46th anniversary of the impressively long-running event, explore the full lineup here...

Auckland Folk Festival 2019
Friday 25th January to Sunday 27th January - Kumeu Showgrounds, Auckland

Featuring... Finn Andrews (The Veils), The Maes (Aus), Sophie & Fiachra (Ire/Can), Virelai (DNK), Lindsay Lou (USA), Irish Mythen (CAN), The Jews Brothers Band, Tui Mamaki, Fables, Rhodeworks, OrigiNZ, Nigel Parry, Rough Town, Holly Arrowsmith, The Nukes, Candice Milner, Bernie Griffen & The Thin Men, Danny Priestley, Mike Harding

Check out Finn Andrews' recent single 'Love, What Can I Do?'...

Listen to the latest single from The Maes 'Writer of Love Songs' featuring John Flanagan...

Here's Fables' recent single 'We Could Be All' from her new album Portraits...

Press release:

The Auckland Folk Festival will be back this summer with an interesting, both ethnically and gender diverse line-up of local and international artists. 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.

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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