A day of folk and acoustic popular music in the historic Summer Hill Church.
The festival is not running this year (2019) because of some funding issues (we normally have grant assistance). Save the date for next year however! March 14th, 2020.
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The 2018 Summer Hill Folk Festival featured over 12 bands, market stalls, food stalls and Irish dancing. Free to attend, the community event has been assisted from the Inner West Council, donors and is proudly supported and hosted by Summer Hill Church. Find out more here:
11am-5pm - Markets^
11:00am - Montgomery Church
11:30am - Queen Porter Stomp*
12:15pm - Chaika
1:00pm - The Restless Legs*
1:30pm - Nic Cassey
2:30pm - Celebrating Women of Song
2:30pm - Tangalo Duo*
3:45pm - Gary and Jimmy Daley
4:00pm - WORKSHOP: Exploring Argentine Tango**
5:00pm - VOCAL WORKSHOP
5:45pm - Giffen
6:00pm - Dance Workshop
7:00pm - Irish Ceili
7:00pm - eüsh
7:30pm - Roaring Forties - Singalong Session**
8:15pm - Whoa Mule
Festival BBQ - 11am-2pm & 5pm-8pm
* Henson St Stage ^ Church Hall **Low Stage
The Low Stage is is hosting blackboard sessions: anyone can claim a 30 minute slot to perform by writing their name on the blackboard. First in best served, limited to one slot per band.
All concerts and workshops are free to attend. Please arrive five or 10 minutes before the concert to secure a seat. In fine weather the Henson St Stage will be situated outside so please bring your picnic rugs or camping chairs.
There are no pre-bookings or reservations.
This festival is an all ages alcohol and smoke free event. Children must be supervised by appropriate guardians.
Food and non-alcoholic drinks will be available at the festival. The Summer Hill Village is also a three minute walk away and has a great range of restaurants and bars.