Yes, it’s on – and registrations open soon!

Get ready for Labour weekend 2011. Book your diaries now for 21-24 October. Your committee has been very busy booking guests and creating another fabulous Wellington Folk Festival.This year’s festival features guests young and old (well, mature), familiar and new, from all over New Zealand and overseas. For details of our guest list and links to their music go to our Guest Artists page.

We have the usual mix of feature and blackboard concerts, dances and workshops giving everyone the chance to play, learn and meet the guest artists. There will also be an active programme for the kids to enjoy.

…and (if you want) you can enjoy the Rugby World Cup at the festival…

We’re up against a bit of competition this year with Labour Weekend also featuring the final matches of the Rugby World Cup. For those of you who might be torn between the Festival and the games – fear not. We will turn the Fletcher Hall into games territory for Friday and Sunday evenings, with a big screen for the fans. (Thanks to everyone who filled in our survey earlier in the year – you helped us make this decision.)

And, to ensure that you won’t have to choose between the main concert and your obsession with oval balls, we’ve adjusted the programme so that the main concert will be on the Saturday night, with the ceilidh on Sunday evening..

And despite all of this, the prices for this year will stay the same as last year. Registrations will open on 15 August to allow you to take advantage of the early bird discounts. We’ll send you another reminder closer to the date. If you would like to book a bunk, we suggest that you register early as these often go quickly. Like last year, registrations will be online, with payment either via e-banking or by deposit to the Festival’s bank account.

If for any reason, you cannot use the online registration form, please email us and someone will help you register. 

We’ll be in touch again soon.  Meantime, make sure your diary is clear for Labour Weekend and start getting ready to join the best Folk Fest in the region.  

The 2011 organising team