There are many ways to be a part of the National Folk Festival.
This is a great way to be a part of the Festival community at Easter. The Festival needs over 1400 volunteers to help with making everything happen from managing the stages to selling tickets. It’s a big job but a fun one with plenty of perks including a season camping ticket to the Festival.
Volunteer applications open online from 1 November each year.
For more information on the Volunteer positions available at the Festival visit the Volunteer Jobs page.
The Festival books nearly 200 acts each year to be a part of the artistic program. The Festival needs performers, dancers, poets and workshop tutors to deliver concerts, dance displays, instructional workshops and much more.
Performer applications open online from 1 June each year until 1st July.
For more information on being a Performer at the Festival visit the Performing page.
For more information on having a Street Choir at the Festival visit the Street Choir page.
The Festival attracts an average 12,000 people each day and they all want to have some good food to eat and interesting wares to buy.
The Festival accepts around 40 food stalls and around 80 stalls with art, craft, clothing, instruments and other interesting bits and pieces. The Festival prefers to have stalls which sell handcrafted Australian goods.
Stall applications open online on 1 August and close on 31 October.
For more information on having a stall at the Festival visit the Stalls page.
Each year 20 Australian Instrument Makers are selected to display and sell their wares at the Festival. Because space is limited demand is high each year. The Festival only accepts those who make their own instruments, no imported instruments are allowed.
Instrument Maker applications open online from 1 September each year to 30 November.
For more information on having an Instrument Maker space at the Festival visit the Instrument Makers page.