Welcome to the 2023 Gulgong Folk Festival.
Welcome to Wiradjuri Country
WE ARE BACK...The best traditional country town folk festival around! Gulgong, steeped in history and folk tradition, will come alive to the sound of music, poetry, trad sessions, friendships and fun. Musicians, singers, poets, troubadours, folkies, yarners of any age all welcome...
JOIN A WORKSHOP OVER THE WEEKEND..
The Prince of Wales Opera House Foyer is our Festival Hub. All artists on arrival need to front at our office and book in. All visitors please find our Team here for friendly advice on all things Festival. We will have limited printed programs although will have them up in various locations and on our website. Please book into workshops at the Opera House Hub. The Hub is located in Mayne Street opposite IGA.
Buy a raffle ticket or 10 to win some folktastic prizes...
Look for the jesters hat ...
handcrafted folk banjo and lagerphone
case and CD
Gulgong Folk Festival is a grass roots, family friendly music festival...
Steeped in folk music tradition, Gulgong Folk festival has provided music, poetry trad sessions, busking, concerts at the Prince of Wales Opera House, dancing and pure folk fun for over 35 years. We welcome you to join us for the weekend from Friday January 6 to Sunday January 8 2023.
FREE Family entertainment for everyone. Bring an instrument, or not, just bring along yourselves, your friends, the kids and the fur family, for a great time in Gulgong town. We are only 4 hours from Sydney and Newcastle. We have plenty of accommodation and camping.. Tell your friends!
Why not join a workshop, and all workshops are free.
We are VERY excited to announce a major and awarded folk singer and songwriter that will be performing at the 2023 Gulgong Folk Festival...
will be entertaining you with stories and song that he is famous for. Shane Howard is a prolific Australian songwriter, admired and respected for his integrity and commitment to music.
Trad Folk sessions are part of Gulgong's culture
Folk sessions have been a traditional part of the Gulgong culture and they are alive and well today. Held each fortnight at the Gulgong Centennial Hotel where our folk family and visitors join in and enjoy a great night of music, laughs and comradeship. There will be plenty of folk sessions happening at many venues including the 'Cenny' over the Folk Festival weekend!!
WHY VISIT HISTORIC GULGONG?
GULGONG IS A TOWN STEEPED IN HISTORY
FROM the dusty goldrush days when Gulgong was teaming with thousands of frontiers looking to find their fortune in the 1850's to early settlers staking farming land. A town with a background in mining and agriculture to now a vibrant community with many visitors to Gulgong deciding to make Gulgong district their home. With Mudgee, a large regional centre, at its doorstep and the beauty of the surrounding land. There is no better reason for not visiting over the weeknd of the 2023 Gulgong Folk Festival.