Looking for a new logo

2019 will see the 55th Wellington Folk Festival so the committee is looking to refresh our branding.
Our “dancing Wellington boots” have served us well for the last eight or so years but can have negative impressions – especially to anyone who remembers muddy festivals.
So, we’re looking for something to replace the dancing Wellington boots. Something that we can use on the website, Facebook, flyers, posters etc. Something that represents “us” and what the Festival is all about. Something that will hopefully attract the attention of potential new audiences.
We have a lot of talent within the folk community, so this is an invitation to all budding or fully blossomed graphic artists to design us a replacement.

Competition rules

1. Individuals may enter as many designs as they like – in standard jpeg or similar format.
2. All designs will become the property of the Wellington Regional Folk Foundation which runs the festival.
3. The Committee’s decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
4. The winning entry will be announced on the Festival website and Facebook page with the winner receiving a double pass to the 2019 Festival, with bunks if required.
5. Entries should be emailed to info@wellingtonfolkfestival.org.nz on or before Tuesday 4 June.



Notice of AGM

Notice of Annual General Meeting – Wellington Regional Folk Foundation Inc

Date:    Sunday, 24 March 2019
Time:    3.00pm
Where: Upstairs room, Sprig & Fern, Tinakori Rd, Wellington


  1. Present
  2. Apologies
  3. Minutes of the 2018 AGM
  4. Matters Arising (not covered elsewhere in the agenda)
  5. President’s report
  6. Treasurer’s report
  7. Election of the committee:
    • a. President
    • b. Treasurer
    • c. Secretary
    • d. Committee members (up to 7)
  8. Appointment of the Reviewer
  9. Setting of the subscription
  10. Proposed rule change
  11. General business

Note that if you wish to nominate someone for a committee role who is NOT able to be present at the meeting, you will need to bring with you written confirmation (an email will do) of their willingness to stand.

Notice of Proposed Rule change

Currently, the AGM sets the subscription fee that is payable for the current financial year.  Most members pay their membership fee at the AGM in order to enable them to vote.  However, since the setting of the subscription follows the majority of the AGM business, this can cause confusion and problems.

Rule 8 of the constitution currently says:


A   The Society’s financial year runs from 1 January to 31 December inclusive

B   Subscription rates for each year are set by the Annual General Meeting in that year on the recommendation of the outgoing Committee, though the meeting does not have to follow that recommendation.   They become due immediately they are set.

To clarify matters, it is proposed to amend section B as follows:

B   Subscription rates are set for the following year by the Annual General Meeting on the recommendation of the outgoing Committee, though the meeting does not have to follow that recommendation.   They become due on 1 January of the year following the date on which they were set.  Payment at any point between 1 January and the start of the AGM entitles the member to vote at the AGM.

Looking for Feedback

The committee is looking for feedback – from everyone who came to the Festival this year, on what you liked and what we can improve – and from those who didn’t, about why you didn’t come and what we can do to get you to come back again.

The survey has been emailed out to all those on our mailing list but, if you’re not on it and would like to respond, the survey can be found here. 

It will be open until 16 November.

Wonderful Wellyfest 2018

Thank you to everyone who was at the Wellington Folk Festival over the weekend! The guest artists were fabulous, the audiences marvellous, the Village Green stalls and weather were amazing.

P1050408The committee will be de-briefing (in the meeting sense) soon, after we recover fully, and looking toward the 55th festival. We will also be opening applications for Wellyfest 2019 before the end of this year and will let you know both on the website and through facebook when that happens.

Again, thank you all and see you next year!

Video posted of Terence Blacker this morning at Alastair’s Music

Festival guest, Terence Blacker, performed his song for musicians with a (lengthy) past at Alastair’s Music this morning.  See the video here.

If you’d like to see more of Terence and other guests, gate sales open at 3pm on Friday, with full weekend tickets and day/half day/evening passes all available.

To get to the Festival site, go to Wainuiomata, and then follow the signs to Moores Valley.  Turn left up the valley road and drive approximately 10kms to Brookfield Outdoor Education Centre.