Canterbury Folk Festival

A Family Festival of Music

The 43rd Canterbury Folk Festival was another great success, these pictorial illustrations (above) show in some small way the warm atmosphere, fabulous musicianship and family-friendly fun that was had by those who attended. Watch this space for updates about 2019’s festival.

Some feedback received so far:

Just a wee note to express my huge appreciation, thanks and aroha to you and your committee for the understated energy, commitment, competence, organisational complexity composed, fun manner in which you organised the festival. NOBODY – not directly involved – realizes the efforts required to deliver such an event – it was first class!


Congratulations on another successful Festival.
Kind regards

Really enjoyed the day at Waipara. Congratulations on such a fine programme!
Kind regards

Thank you to Deirdre Main, Phil Corfield, Mary McLean and Judi Smitheram for the photos.

44th Canterbury Folk Festival, 19-22 April 2019 - a family-friendly weekend featuring the best in acoustic/folk music at the Waipara Adventure Centre, North Canterbury

2019 performer applications have now closed.

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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
ph: 027-454-3885