Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival 21st 22nd & 23rd October 2016
We 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.
Taking place on the 21st, 22nd and 23rd of October 2016, the 15th Annual Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival is shaping up 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 we will soon be announcing some great headline acts
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". Recently at the Australia Day awards the Festival won Regional Event of the Year, further enhancing it's profile.
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 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.
"Fire, Friends and Fiddles"
Kelly Stoner also 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.
Upcoming Concerts in Dorrigo
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.
"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 - 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
The Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival - A "Regional Flagship Event for 2011" - through Tourism NSW
A feature event of the Arts Council of the Dorrigo
Festival Artwork by Marilyn Wall