Right now is the best time to buy as these highly discounted, best-value tickets are only available for a limited time and in limited numbers. If you buy right now you only pay a maximum of $4 an hour for 52 hours of entertainment. Now that’s excellent value
For the first time there are a limited number of Season + Camping Tickets to the Festival going on sale. Festival organisers have taken this step to reduce the crowding that has been an issue for the last few years and causing concern amongst the campers. So avoid missing out for 2010 and get in early.
Day Tickets for the Festival will be available in February 2010 when we release the full timetable for the Festival. Evening Tickets will go on sale from 1st April at the gate.
Tickets can be purchased via our website from 1st December and all ticketing services for the Festival are being provided by our ticketing partners The Event Shop.
There is an amazing world of artists to be seen at the festival Some are listed below with more to be announced over the coming months.
Chris Smither (USA), Patty Larkin (USA), Vin Garbutt (UK), Apodimi Compania (Greece), Emily Smith and Jamie McClennan (Sco), Genticorum (Can), Kristina Olsen (USA), Riley Lee (Aus) and Jeff Peterson (USA), James Keelaghan (Can), Faerd (Den), White Top Mountaineers (USA), Eddi Reader (Sco), Les Barker (UK), Charlie Walden Band (USA), Beppe Gambetta (Ita).
TaikOz, Keith Potger, The Stiff Gins, The Ballpoint Penguins, Kamerunga, Tiffany Eckhardt, Dobe Newton and the Veterans, Trouble in the Kitchen, Felicity Urqhart and Band, Dave Arden. Plus one very tall Scotsman and his rather playful dog, Ochie.
The Festival will also be introducing The Majestic. A new venue supported by the ACT Government that will showcase some of the artists out on the fringes of folk. Circus skills, cabaret, theatre and much more will all be a part of this new aspect of the National.
There will also be plenty of stalls providing handmade arts and crafts and food from all over the world as well as favourites such as the stockcamp, the session bar and the Instrument Makers Pavilion.
Keep and eye on the website for more information over the coming months.
National Folk School
One of the highlights of the Festival is the National Folk School. It provides an exciting opportunity for intermediate and advanced musicians to learn from some of the world’s best in an intimate setting.
The School runs from March 30 to April 1 and there are three session each day. The Tutors for the 2010 School are:
- Paddy Keenan – Uilleann Pipes
- Beppe Gambetta – Guitar
- Kristina Olsen – Songwriting
- Charlie Walden – Old-time and Texas Fiddling
- Mike Bing – Bluegrass Mandolin
- Ruairi McGorman – Irish Fiddle
For more information on the Tutors and the School visit the website – National Folk School