Fri 1 March - Sun 3 March 2024

Guidelines for Performers

Benji and the Saltwater Sound System with Robyn Martin on bass. Wandella Stage, 2023 Cobargo Folk Festival

Applications for the 2024 Cobargo Folk Festival are now closed.

The Cobargo Folk Festival is a folk and roots music, arts and cultural event held annually on the first weekend in March at the Cobargo Showground. The festival is presented and produced by the Yuin Folk Club Inc., a not-for-profit community organisation established and run by local Cobargo people since 1996. More than 300 volunteers co-create the Festival.

Our festival is not a commercial event and we are not commercial promoters. Any profits from the Festival are used to fund future festivals, to grow music and art in our area, and to assist local community projects.

The Festival attracts thousands of visitors to the historic village of Cobargo in the Bega Valley, on the Far South Coast of New South Wales. This is Yuin Country, one of the most beautiful regions of Australia and just ten minutes from some of the best beaches and National Parks in the world.

At our festival, “Folk Music” covers a broad spectrum of music styles, traditional and contemporary.

We believe that music, dance, art and culture is for everyone. We respect folk music traditions of all cultures and we create opportunities for trad music to be handed on through generations.

We program artists from all stages of the musical and artistic journey – beginners, players who are not full time musicians, emerging artists, mid-career professionals, well-established acts.

We are passionate about community music-making, and our festival aims to offer everyone the chance to learn new skills, particularly musical and performance skills.

Performer applications for the 2024 festival are now closed. Thanks to all who have applied.