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The annual Illawarra Folk Festival is four exciting summer days of folk, world, roots, bluegrass, gypsy and Celtic music, as well as poetry, comedy and dance.
Established in 1985, the festival has long attracted international and national performers, who have helped establish it firmly on the national music festival calendar.
Each January around 9500 people flock to the festival site at Bulli Showground in the spectacular northern Illawarra Escarpment to enjoy more than 150 acts performing at 350 events over the four days, making it the largest folk festival in NSW.
The award-winning festival is organised by the Illawarra Folk Club and run entirely by volunteers. Apart from the superb music, the festival site offers a colourful array of international food stalls, festival bar and craft stalls, as well as on-site camping.
There is also two-day folk music school, and special folk music trains that feature live music for festival patrons on the journey from Sydney to Bulli.