All Tickets are now purchased "AT THE GATE" via the Festival Ticket Office located just inside the main Festival entrance..


The Full 24 page 2015 Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival Programme will be available from the Festival Ticket Office over the Festival weekend. For performance times please see our Festival Programme page...


Performer, Stalls & Volunteer Applications

Are you interested in working as a volunteer in the set up, running and pull-down of the Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival? Applying as a performer or stall-holder?

Performer, Stalls & Volunteer Applications

2015 Featured Artists

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The Andrew Collins Trio (Canada), Chris Henry & The Hardcore Grass (USA) and The Davidson Brothers are just some of the 2015 Featured Artists.


Upcoming Concerts

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In the coming months, there are some fine musicians and songwriters performing concerts in Dorrigo


Photo Gallery

Here are some great photos from the Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival

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DFBG Side Art1 800h CWe welcome old and new Festival patrons to Dorrigo Mountain for an intimate and friendly three-day weekend of acoustic music featuring some of the very best Folk and Bluegrass and Old-Time country musicians from around Australia and overseas.

It's a time when our picturesque Dorrigo showground comes alive with concerts, workshops, dancing, jamming, impromptu performances, poetry and children's entertainment.

The 2015 14th Annual Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival is shaping up to be one of the best yet - with an exceptional line-up and some new surprises in store. Each year we aim to improve on the last, and this year the overseas line-up will include The Andrew Collins Trio (Canada), and also the return of Chris Henry and The Hardcore Grass (USA, NZ, AUS).

Fresh Dorrigo mountain weather, a wonderful atmosphere, an outstanding line-up and responsive crowds all combine to make it one of the most highly regarded events on the Australian festival circuit - big enough to draw world-renowned artists, yet relaxed, intimate and accessible enough to be known as "a Great Little Festival".

As well as the Main Pavillion Stage, the recently renovated Luncheon Pavillion Stage, and the "Tallowood Venue", we will also have the Pitts Family "Mini Big Top" Circus Tent Venue, allowing for more intimate acoustic performances, and more "blackboard spot" opportunities.

The Festival kicks off on Friday night with a foot-stomping Community HoeDown Dance in the Main Pavilion featuring My-T-Fine Stringband and special guests. In keeping with being a family friendly event, tickets for the Community Hoe-Down Dance are only $25 for a family.

Please note:  The Main Festival Area in and around the venues is a smoke, drug, alcohol, and pet free zone.



"Music Played by Folks" - Vimeo

Kelly Stoner Has done it again with a wonderful video documentary capturing the essence and atmosphere of the 2014 Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival. You can view it HERE on Vimeo.

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"Fire, Friends and Fiddles"

Last year Kelly Stoner produced a particularly sweet short video documentary that captures the essence and atmosphere of the 2013 Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival. You can view it HERE on Vimeo.
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Upcoming Concerts in Dorrigo

Honey and Knives 640In the lead up to the Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival, HONEY and KNIVES will be performing at the Food Angel Cafe, Dorrigo on Friday night 16th October.

 Bellingen based Honey and Knives marry the sweetness and beauty of life’s possibilities with honesty blunt as a butter knife. Melding an earthy mix of folk, bluegrass, country and blues, Honey and Knives craft compelling, raw original music informed by love, loss, redemption and resignation.

Driven by the intricate, soaring vocal harmonies of front-women Toke and Jacquie, Honey and Knives reward the discerning listener. Toke sets the pace and tone on ukulele, and Jacquie delivers atmospheric, captivating violin breaks. Adding texture and rhythm to the mix are the multi-instrumentalist Steve on banjo, mandolin and oil can slide as well as Aaron instilling warmth and momentum on acoustic guitar.

Friday 16th October - Food Angel Cafe

6:30 for 7:30pm Start

Price - $45 - Includes a delicious two course meal

Bookings essential on 02 6657 2356

Enquiries  02 6657 1224    0428 415078

These performances are brought to you as part of The Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass’s intention to bring quality, live acoustic music to our small town.
They are supported by the Arts Council of The Dorrigo. So enjoy the opportunity and come along with friends to these events.


Pre-Festival Workshop:

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with The Andrew Collins Trio (Canada)

This year we are presenting a ONE-DAY PRE-FESTIVAL WORKSHOP  with The Andrew Collins Trio from Canada - on Friday 23rd October, 9:30am to 3:30pm

Venue: Dorrigo SDA Hall  (opposite Dorrigo Showgrounds camping entrance)
Friday 23rd October 9:30am to 3:30pm
Cost - $100.00

Morning tea provided.
Camping available at the showgrounds.

In this workshop we will look at the many facets of playing in a group. From playing in jams, to performing in a band.
There are many aspects that we can improve on that will make us a better player.
The topics to be discussed will include how to be a heads up player, arranging songs, working on harmonies and many more.
The more the merrier.
There will be something to be learned by players of all levels

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To book: Click on "Buy Tickets, follow the links, and choose "Pre-Festival Workshop" from the Ticket options.

Please Note: All the (one hour) workshops on the Saturday and Sunday of the Festival weekend are included in the price of a Festival Ticket



"Dorrigo Mountain Pick"

Would you like to get together with an informal group of Old-time, Country,  Folk and Bluegrass enthusiasts for a fortnightly  "in the round" jam, pick and singalong. The atmosphere is relaxed and there is usally a range of ages and experience levels present - from new folk through to seasoned veterans...  each week has its surprises...

Dorrigo Mountain Pick is on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month  from around 1pm to 4pm   -   For further details please contact Bridget  6657 1224




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