49th Auckland Folk Festival

Kumeu, Auckland

Fri 28th - Mon 31 Jan 2022

Kumeu Showgrounds
35/41 Access Road

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Kumeu Showgrounds
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The 49th Auckland Folk Festival returns in January 2022 with a diverse, talented and eclectic lineup of artists from Aotearoa. 

The three-day celebration takes place in January over Auckland Anniversary Weekend (Fri 28th Jan - Mon 31st Jan), welcoming in 2022 with a proudly homegrown lineup! 

Auckland Folk Festival arrives at Kumeu Showgrounds for its annual festival, bringing together a unique line up of NZ’s best to celebrate, sing and dance, for three days of frivolity!  The Festival, renowned for being a unique, all inclusive celebration, with a genre-bending ‘folk’ music lineup, is ecstatic to be presenting a much needed, safe, 49th Festival this summer. With the big 50th, beckoning in 2023, its time to get the celebrations underway!!

Spread across its six stages will be French for Rabbits, Wheel of Experience, Luke Thompson, Kerryn Fields, We Mavericks (aus), Ida Lune, O & The Mo and The Swan Sisters to name a few and with more to be announced. 

The 2022 Auckland Folk Festival is excited to be bringing people together to celebrate the return to live events and the ability to safely come together to collaborate, consume and congregate. The festival also continues to be proudly culturally and gender diverse. A further highlight this year will be the immersive experience in our Mill Stage with Songs from the Old Country - featuring performances from the Solomon Islands, Bulgaria, Iran and Serbia among others.

Wheel of Experience will be setting up their very own war tent to perform old New Zealand songs in a completely unique environment within our Village Green. Peruse the marketplace, replenish and revitalise with our Food Trucks, dance with your children, rest under the trees or watch a spontaneous dance display or jam, with music lovers and friends alike.

Whether you are dancing the night away in one of the ceilidhs, or a Balfolk ball, learning how to folk dance, enjoying a concert, participating in a workshop or sharing experiences ‘new & old’ with friends & family,  there is something for everyone - young of age and young of heart! .

The ever growing and evolving Kids Stage takes another step forward in 2022 with two amazing guest artists, The Swan Sisters and Simon Stanley (all the way from Nashville, Tennessee). Children under 10 come free to the festival and we are proud to have a dedicated programme of music and workshops, including night time stories, a dedicated Kids Dance programme, kapa haka workshops and a parade.

All marquees are covered but open sided, and as will be the song of the summer, the festival will be following government advice and looking to implement a vaccine certificate requirement for all attendees, volunteers and contractors eligible for vaccination. This is in line with the NZ Government’s requirements for all large-scale events throughout the country.

All signs point to Helensville, and you can find the Auckland Folk Festival along that highway in Kumeu, not even twenty minutes from the centre of the city, for a sunny last weekend of January. 

First lineup announcement: 

  • French for Rabbits
  • We Mavericks
  • Wheel of Experience
  • Luke Thompson
  • Kerryn Fields
  • Criu
  • Micheal Parmenter
  • Te Wehi Haka
  • Alpaca Social Club
  • Across the Great Divide
  • The Swan Sisters
  • Turkey the Bird
  • O & The Mo
  • Ida Lune
  • Monty Bevins
  • Shimna's List
  • Sam Loveridge
  • Butter Wouldn't Melt
  • Simon Stanley
  • Rhubarb
  • Gavin & Cara
  • Ministry of Folk
  • Songs from the old Country
  • Ethno Aotearoa


Earlybird tickets are now on sale on Eventfinda - click here to nab your tickets

General tickets will be on sale from the 1st of January 2021.

Certified Self Contained On-site Motorcaravan Parking

Get amongst the action and park up in this beautiful venue

Camping is included in your ticket and we have some dedicated campervan spots to choose from! Bring your own chair or rug for concerts in our marquees.

Plenty of camping options available for the weekend. There are several large camping areas with toilets and showers and most people camp at the site. We cater for motorhomes, caravans, campervans and tents. There is NO electric power available (except for medical reasons - please email the committee prior to arrival) - power supply is limited at the site although there are charging points for mobiles etc.

Book your spot today! 

To find the motorhome areas: Report to the main entrance gate, 35/41 Access Road, Kumeu to collect an armband and the gate crew will direct you to the best location for your motorhome.

Gates open 9am Friday.

No animals allowed (except for disability assist dogs).