Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival

featuring the very best Folk and Bluegrass from local & international artists

Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival is an acoustic weekend of concerts, workshops, jamming, dancing and more, focused primarily on Old-Time, Bluegrass and Folk traditions.

A family friendly festival with something for everyone. We encourage participation from all ages and are dedicated to sharing our love of music. Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival Inc. would like to acknowledge that this festival is held on the traditional lands of the Gumbaynggirr people, and pay our respect to elders both past and present.

Thank You

To all who attended the 2018 festival, in your varying capacities, the organisers would like to extend their sincere thanks for your part, no matter how big or small, in contributing to yet another successful and wonderful festival. As you all know it is a continuing work in progress and next year’s festival is already beginning to take shape and we look forward to presenting our 18th festival as the Spring reaches out over the Dorrigo Plateau.

Special thanks to all of our gracious performers,  our amazing sound crew and to our many volunteers from near and afar.

On the horizon we have some impressive concerts coming up in the New Year. Please see below for details.

Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival Inc. will continue to bring the very best of the folk, bluegrass and old-timey worlds to the plateau. We also acknowledge and respect the importance of traditions and heritage, and the exploration of these genres that may sometimes be challenging but at the same time allows us to encompass our musicians as they explore new territories.

We are excited to be already planning our third Old Time Music School  - preceding the festival on 23rd, 24th, 25th October - and look forward to announcing our tutors for three incredible days of work shopping, intimate lessons and jamming.We will ensure that the tutors engaged  have the knowledge, heritage and respect of the genre to pass on the  important traditions of old-time music.
Past tutors include: 2017: Mac Traynham, Shay Garriock, Jeremy Marcotte, Andrew Small, Ashlee Watkins and The Foghorn Stringband.
2018: Paul Brown,Terri McMurray, Mike Bryant, Marcia Bryant, Andrew Small, Ashlee Watkins, Hoot and Holler, Blue Ridge Broadcasters and Mike Compton.
  • 2018 Artists

    2018 Artists

    View last year's stellar line-up here Read More
  • Upcoming Concerts

    Upcoming Concerts

    9th Feb Honey & Knives @ Megan Hall, 22nd March Kavisha Mazzella Venue TBA, 1st May Manran @ Old Gazette Theatre, 18th May The Maes @ Old Gazette Theatre, 25th May Flats & Sharps @ Megan Hall Read More
  • Photo Gallery

    Photo Gallery

    Here are some great photos from the Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival Read More
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Latest Concerts and Events

Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass upcoming Concerts

Dorrigo Old Gazette Theatre
Come see one of the best-known and loved Scottish bands on the scene today at the Dorrigo Old Gazette Theatre, Wednesday 1st May 2019. Tagged as 'Celtic-rock', Mànran’s music has an eclectic mix of

Dorrigo Old Gazette Theatre
Come see the Maes perform at the Dorrigo Old Gazette Theatre on Saturday 18th May. Doors at 6:30pm, music at 7pm. Tea, coffee and delicious home-made cakes served during intermission. Adults $30, kids

  Flats & Sharps (UK) return to Dorrigo for an intimate gig at the Megan Hall on Saturday 25th May 2019. Join us after 6pm for a