Expressions of interest invited


About the festival

The Gold Coast Folk Festival will be held 19-20 September 2015 at Country Paradise Parklands in the Gold Coast Hinterland. Around 4000 people attended the 2014 festival.  We expectat least 6000 in 2015.  There are three stages with 30 performances over the week end.  We are looking for up to 20 acts with a mix of local, intrastate and interstate artists. Previous years have included Wes Carr, Hanneke Cassel (USA), John Schumann, the Bushwhackers, Round Mountain Girls, Michael Fix, Hat Fiz and Cara, The Company and many more.  Click here to see the 2014 program.


The venue is an ideal setting for a folk festival.   Set on 30 ha of rural farmland, each stage is under cover and has an intimate barnyard feel.  The main stage can easily fit up to 600 people under cover. Sound production is by Patric Burke and the team from the Soundshed, who specialise, and are exceptionally good at, managing folk and acoustic music fesival around Australia. Colorful markets and food stalls are dotted under huge speading fig trees, adding to the laid back atmosphere.


How to apply

1. Please read the performer application guidelines to help with your submission

2. Apply here to be a performer

3. Apply here to be a stall holder.

Applications will close once the program is full so get in early. 

For more information, please see the festival website or contact Rob Saunders

Our sponsors

The 2015 Gold Coast Folk Music Festival is proudly sponsored by the Gold Coast Acoustic Music Club (Coast Acoustics), Councillor Tracey Gilmore, City of Gold Coast and Tourism and Events Queensland. 

Please contact us if you are interested in becoming a sponsor


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