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National Folk Festival (The Nash) 2019 in Canberra

Hosted by a member of the Sydney Music, Concerts and Arts Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Fri 19 Apr 13:00 - Sun 21 Apr 11:00

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This is multi day event in Canberra
over the Easter Long Weekend including a two
night stay at University House - ANU

The Festival takes place at Exhibition Park in Canberra, which for the duration resembles a small, vibrant and colourful village full of music and dance venues, cafes, themed bars and stalls, as well as a unique 'Community Arts' area for demonstrating and work shopping a range of arts disciplines, as well as the 'Tradition Bearers' demonstration area where visitors can view the making of a range of Australian craft and purchase unique gifts. There is a traditional Stockman's Camp that resembles an archetypal bush scenario with authentic performances and delectable bush-style damper and stew and Billy Tea.

The festival has over Protected content , a film festival, numerous impromptu street performances, workshops on making, playing and repairing musical instruments, visual art, storytelling and poetry, and many dance workshops. There are at least 60 craft stalls, Protected content vendors and 4 delightfully themed bars with dedicated restaurant areas. There is also an almost continuous Session in the world-famous "Session Bar", known as the 'London Underground of folk music, that only stops briefly due to alcohol licence restrictions in the early morning and kicks off again in mid morning for another round the clock session of music and culture.

International and Australian performers are featured, with the organisers firmly committed to representing the full spectrum of folk/ethnic/Indigenous music.

*** Itinerary ***

Good Friday Protected content 2019
10.00am - Leave Sydney
12 noon - stopover lunch Goulburn
1.30pm -arrive Canberra - check-in
5.00pm - Head for National Folk Festival - Evening session

Easter Saturday Protected content 2019
9.00am - Breakfast
10.00am - Head for National Folk Festival
11.00pm+ - Leave, head for accommodation

Easter Sunday Protected content 2019
9.00am - Breakfast (or skip and go straight to brunch)
10.00am - Checkout
11.00am - Easter Brunch around Manuka
This is the end of the official event, there is opportunity to visit sights around Canberra.

*** Accommodation ***

University House - Australian National University (ANU)
Twin Room Standard - $ Protected content $75 per person - For breakfast add $13 per person)
Superior Room - Separate lounge - $ Protected content $80 per person - For breakfast add $13 per person)
Australian National University
1 Balmain Crescent, Acton
Phone: Protected content Protected content
Web: Protected content

Ticket prices are around $115 per day. Evening only tickets are cheaper *** Book early to get the %10 discount ***