Fleurieu Folk Festival 2022 is primed to party
by Val Corfield
Published in T&N151 November 2022
The Fleurieu Folk Festival is ready to charge full steam ahead with a weekend of vibrant music and festivities taking place in picturesque Willunga, just 45 minutes from Adelaide, from October 21 – 23.
2022 is celebrating 16 years of the Festival, promoting South Australian, Interstate, and even International artists, now that borders have reopened.
The festival embraces collaboration with local businesses, schools, organisations, and events within South Australia and Interstate, contributing to continued sustainability and growth for the Folk Music industry.
The Festival also epitomises community and collaboration, this year featuring exciting unprogrammed venues, such as Café AcousticA, with spontaneous collaboration sessions for musicians from the Festival and community to jam together.
Here, talent who have been separated by COVID can come together again to play, and Festival goers can enjoy listening to the collaboration.
Promoting young South Australian musicians has always been a significant priority for the Fleurieu Folk Festival and tickets include an opportunity for young people to be included in the Festival’s designated Space Jams marquee, made possible through the Festival’s reception of the Music SA See It Live Grant.
Run by youth entrepreneur and musician, Josh Morphett, the Space Jams marquee will host young bands and artists as they collaborate and create new musical projects all weekend.
After a number of years of COVID-related impacts, event organisers are excited to again grow the Festival in 2022 and attract strong support from attendees to support participating artists and musicians.
There are over 50 acts to look forward to this year, featuring a vast range of music from genres including indie-pop, Celtic, blues, Americana, roots, and much more.
Fleurieu Folk Festival is South Australia’s largest folk music festival, completely organised by volunteers.
Established in 2007, the festival is an annual three-day celebration held in the glorious Fleurieu wine region of Willunga.
The award-winning festival is aimed at supporting live performance, folk music, dance and poetry and generates an estimated $2million dollars of economic benefit to the region.
The workshops, sessions, dancers, blackboard concerts, musical theatre, poetry and children’s entertainment, as well as local food, wine and market stalls, ensure that there is truly something for everyone!
Camping available onsite. Tickets available online.