There are many ways to get involved with the National Folk Festival


Each year the National Folk Festival engages over 1000 volunteers to help us deliver an amazing Festival. It's a big job and a fun one, where you can gain valuable industry experience, meet new people and learn new skills.  We are always looking for enthusiastic, friendly and motivated people to be part of the team that supports one of Australia's key music events. This is a great way to be a part of our Festival community.


The Festival books over 200 acts each year to be a part of the artistic program and is looking for performers, dancers, poets and workshop tutors to deliver concerts, dance displays, instructional workshops and more.
When open, performer applications are online. Opening dates for performer applications in 2021: TBA.


The Festival attracts an average 10,000 people each day and they all want to have good food to eat and interesting wares to buy.
The Festival accepts around 30 food and drink stalls and around 80 stalls with art, craft, clothing, instruments and other curiosities. The Festival prefers to have stalls which sell handcrafted Australian goods.
Stall applications open online: TBA

 Instrument Makers

Each year some 20 Australian Instrument Makers are selected to display and sell their wares at the Festival. Because space is limited demand each year is high. The Festival only accepts makers of their own hand crafted instruments. No imported or factory made instruments are accepted.
Instrument Maker applications open online on TBA