Canterbury Folk Festival 2017

Don’t miss this very special festival – our guest lineup offers virtuosity, originality, hilarity and authenticity. Spread thickly over 4 days and 3 nights. And of course sessions of all styles any time of night or day. All in the beautiful setting of the Waipara Adventure Centre, North Canterbury.

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This year’s lineup is a culmination of many influences and inspirations. Over our 41-year history, our audience has come to expect and be moved by the musical diversity and this year’s festival won’t disappoint. The 2017 Canterbury Folk Festival is full of incredible talent and will be another musical adventure to remember for years to come.

There are many ways that you can actively participate in the festival: workshops including songwriting, banjo, mandolin, demystifying the fret board, harp, singing harmony, fiddle, as well as the youth band, blackboard concerts, join a "blind date band" to perform with the guest artists, join the jam sessions or simply relax and listen to some awesome concerts.

To view details of the upcoming 2017 festival and book, please visit the website: Get in early if you want to book a bunk!