Canterbury Folk FestivalA Family Festival of Music
Come along and enjoy and participate in:
Concerts: Afternoon concerts are made up of a mix of guest artists’ concerts or blackboard concerts. Evening concerts are more formal and generally provide the main musical focus of the festival, featuring all the main guest artists and more!
Workshops: informal, educational and fun! Workshops cater to musicians and non-musicians alike. A great experience and a learning curve for all attendees.
Blackboard and kids concerts: An opportunity to play to an appreciative audience while you perform under the eye of our experienced sound technicians – while using professional sound equipment.
Festival Choir: A great opportunity to socialize/harmonise and share your love of singing. All will encourage you to give it a go and participate.
Kids Educational and Entertainment Program: Designed to stimulate and educate the young attendees of the festival, jam-packing their time with captivating treats. Run and supervised by professional child educators and entertainers.
Children’s Blackboard Concert: The festival children are our next generation of performers. These blackboard concerts provide a concert platform where the children can sing / dance / do instrumentals / tell stories – anything they choose. You are encouraged to encourage your children.
Bush Poetry: stand-up fun with words your chance to present your own writings or your favourite poems
Ceilidh: Gaelic dance party – family-friendly way to meet other festival attendees
Jam Sessions: the camp rings with the sound of music in these informal sessions
Yoga: creatively stretch body and mind
Dance Party: boogie your dancing shoes away with the late night Friday bash
Blind Date: put your name down to join a band led by a guest artist – practice a song to perform on the main stage
Youth Band: Coached by experienced sound tech and musicians, the youth band performs on the main stage to show off their new skills
Silver Beaver Lodge: – pre-concert dress-up party – this year’s theme is “The Royals”
Giant Ukelele Band: – The Secret Lives of Ukelele will be running “all in” uke workshops on both Saturday and Sunday. Join in and learn a couple of songs to make a Giant Uke Band who will perform in the Sunday Night concert. All levels welcome – some spare ukes available
Waipara Adventure Centre: – will be leading small groups through their rope climbing challenge with fully trained guides. Conditions and additional charges apply.
Other Children’s Entertainment:
1) Waterslide and trampoline
2) Swimming hole – lets hope the weather is good and the water not too swift. Please supervise ALL children of ALL ages, at ALL times.
3) outward bound course – for parents and older kids alike. Situated at the end of the rugby field.
4) Flying fox – tie those pony tails up …For the older ones only.
Early Bird Registrations are open until 13th March
2017 Performer applications are now closed
Thank you for your interest in the Canterbury Folk Music Festival. If you require any additional information about the event or how to apply, please contact us:Canterbury Folk Music Festival P O Box 964, Christchurch 8140 e: email@example.com ph 027-454-3885