45th Canterbury Folk Music Festival – your family friendly festival – rescheduled to 13-16th November 2020

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45th Canterbury Folk Music Festival – your family friendly festival – rescheduled to 13-16th November 2020

April 10 - April 12

Canterbury Folk Music Festival – rescheduled to 13-16th November 2020

2020 will offer a festival that will bring you both traditional and contemporary folk musicians to whet your appetite for vibrant acoustic live music. The Canterbury Folk Festival looks forward to building on our 45 years of success with growing audiences, greater diversity in the programme, great dances and programming, a family-friendly, welcoming atmosphere where participation is encouraged.

International and New Zealand guest artists will share their creativity on stage; you will also have the opportunity to personally acquire finer skills by attending their workshop, and join in the “blind date” to perform on stage with at least one of the guest artists. More guest artists to be released next week.

You might want to participate in one of the blackboard concerts or workshops or rather jam in one of the chilled out late night jams which ensure the party at the festival goes long past the end of scheduled performances.

There will be tasty food choices for you when you are hungry, and when you need a coffee, all you have to do is step up to the coffee cart.

To fully absorb the friendly family vibe, book a bunk room, or camp for the weekend. Immerse yourself in the centre of things, or choose a quiet camping area. If you are not a natural camper, the Hurunui district offers a diverse range of accommodation options. From folk to blues, bluegrass to world and everything in between we’re sure that this iconic folk music event will put a smile on your face.

Please mark your calendar to join our very special family friendly community created in a weekend of lively, for foot-tappingly contagious entertainment.

Be the first in line to find out the latest news, and the first to get your discounted early bird tickets by signing up to the newsletter at the bottom of the website http://canterburyfolkfestival.org.nz/ or like our Facebook page.


April 10
April 12
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