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Online bookings for 2016 will reopen early next year.

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Nestled among the picturesque valleys of North Canterbury, New Zealand..

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situated alongside the stunningly beautiful Waipara River…

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vineyards, sun, food & music.. a weekend of relaxation & enjoyment..

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you will find.. nestled amongst the trees..

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people of all ages, who gather to sing, chatter & share their common love of music

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some even dress up for the occasion..

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sign up to perform in one of the blackboard concerts

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there are people of all age groups performing together..

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there’s music from all genres, from New Zealand musicians playing Eastern European music

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to our talented kiwis who are world renowned for their musicianship..

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workshops to enlighten us all and challenge even the most expert technophiles among us

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overseas & local groups captivate the crowd and rev up the groove..

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a mix of both international musicians & well travelled folk with music to play & stories to tell..

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come and be part of the ‘blind date’ concert..

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there are many choices of flat camping sites available..

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here, there is adventure for the whole family…

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there are multiple kitchens, bathrooms & utilities… all sparkling clean..

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families enjoy sunshine, song & a love of music & the children’s programmes for the smaller ones..

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you can provide your own food or use the catering services provided.. places to gather, eat & chat..

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serene surroundings, bush walks & swimming in the clear river waters..

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only 5 minutes walk from Mudhouse wines.. their restaurant & tasting rooms

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and when the sun goes down…

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musicians & guests gather to sing, share and jam, ‘till the wee hours..

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2016 Guest
Artists TBC




Artist Application- Closed for 2015 - applications will be considered for 2016


Everyone is welcome to come along
and be part of this unique
annual, family friendly festival of music.


40 minutes north of Christchurch City
50 minutes drive from the Christchurch Airport


The Christchurch Folk Music Festival Inc. is a Charitable Trust and is organised annually by a small group of local volunteers, and run by a volunteer selected committee.

This is a family orientated event, and open to the public, to come along, share, perform and enjoy.

The festival is traditionally run over the Easter period and guest performers - both local and international - are invited to perform at concerts and run informative, educational and fun workshops for al festival goers to attend.

There is an organised children's programme for the young ones, as well as plenty to do for the teens among the crowd.

Attendees share a common love of multi-genre music, and not all are musicians.

Many come just to enjoy the friendship, fun, music and friendly atmosphere this weekend brings.

Facilities Overview:

  • Camping sites, powered and unpowered
  • Bunk rooms available (heated and carpeted)
  • Clean bathrooms and kitchen facilities on-site
  • You can choose to provide and cook your own food, there will also be some meals available on site

Catering and Café available

It is advised you pre-order cooked meals with the caterers to ensure availability. Fresh baking / café coffees throughout the day.


  • You can choose to bring your own food & cook in one of the many kitchens on site. 

  • Catering facilities are available throughout the weekend.
  • Cafe style food / bakery & coffee also available throughout the day.

It is advised to pre order cooked dinners directly from the caterers to ensure availability..