The next festival will be on the 14th to the 16th of January 202

Festival Volunteer Coordinator

Cygnet Folk Festival is looking for a great all-rounder to get involved as Volunteer Coordinator, with interviews in the first week of August and start as soon as possible after selection.  This is a volunteer position with an honorarium of $1000 per festival.  Our next festival will be 14th -16th January 2022.  

The Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for scheduling volunteers for all the areas of the Festival.  They will also act as the main point of contact for all volunteers pre, during and post the event.  Hours are flexible and will require weekly contact with the Festival Coordinator once applications start coming in during August.  

While we need an organised people-person with lots of energy onsite to manage Volunteer HQ during the festival, we also need someone with proven experience of working with database applications. We use the Festival Pro database for everything to do with managing our volunteers and scheduling.  While initial training will be provided, the successful applicant will be expected to self-learn to increase their knowledge of the database.  

If this sounds like you, please check out the Volunteer Coordinator Position.  

Expressions of Interest should include a CV and Cover Letter (maximum one page each), emailed to by 2nd August 2021.  

Folk Alliance Australia is the peak body for the folk music industry in Australia and has recently announced the inaugural Australian Folk Music Awards (AFMA)

The AFMA will celebrate and recognise the musical and cultural talent, vibrancy, richness, diversity and community nature of the Australian Folk Music sector and will be launched on October 14th in Adelaide at a live-streamed Live Music Awards Concert and Gala event at The Lion Arts Centre.

For more details and nomination forms for all awards

Becoming a member of Huon Folk Inc is a great way to support the Cygnet Folk Festival and to stay informed of the progress of the Huon Folk Inc association, as well as get voting rights at our general meetings.

To become a member please fill in the online form available here.

 “The History Project” acknowledges all the workers, performers and lovers of the festival from the last 40 years. You can upload photos, text or a short audio recollection of festivals past and we’d love to hear from you!!

This project is supported by a Rapid Response Grant from the Huon Valley Council.

Also, if you have any old video from past events, you can either upload them to YouTube and email us the link, or perhaps add them to a USB memory stick and mail it to: 29 Macfarlane Street, South Hobart Tasmania 7004. If you have old super 8 or other film footage, please contact us.

Tune Competition Shortlist

  • 105 The Other Side
  • 116 River Islands
  • 117 Fedoras Dilemma
  • 122 Honeys Last Trot
  • 40 farewell to dohertys

Song Competition Shortlist

  • 105 Man on the Wire
  • 126 Shackled (Song for Nûdem Durak)
  • 148 If Your Love Was Still Mine
  • 152 For A Moment
  • 154 Wildflower Woman
  • 18 Cradle To Caves
  • 29 Fool
  • 41 Fury
  • 51 Stuff (Factories in China)
  • 57 Stay Hopeful

Stallholder / Vendor applications

The Cygnet Folk Festival are excited to announce that stallholder applications are now open.  

We offer several stall sites throughout the Festival Village in the heart of Cygnet. The stall locations are in Loongana Park, Paved Paradise (Mary St carpark – opposite Town Hall), Tin Pan Alley (St James College quadrangle) and Willie Smith’s Paddock (Mary St next to the BP Service Station). Apply now

Host an artist!

The Cygnet Folk Festival relies on the hospitality of community members to provide accommodation for overseas and interstate visitors. Each year the Festival committee receives wonderful feedback from many of those who provided billets telling us how much they enjoyed having their performers stay with them.

If you live in Cygnet or are within 30 minute driving distance, we would love to hear from you.

How to Register

Period of Accommodation

  • Accommodation is required for the Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights of the Festival weekend, Jan 14,15, and 16, 2022 inclusive.

Meals – Breakfast Only

  • We ask that breakfast be supplied to performer guests.

Volunteer Benefits

  • The Volunteer Thank You is held on Monday afternoon at a time and venue to be confirmed closer to the event. Catering and some limited drinks will be provided.

Billet Host Passes

Free passes are offered to accommodation hosts on the following negotiable basis:

  • 1 x weekend pass or 2 x day passes for bed & breakfast accommodation for up to 3 x people.
  • 2 x weekend passes or 4 x day passes for bed & breakfast accommodation for 4 or more people.

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Situated 50 minutes drive south of Hobart in the historic port town of Cygnet, Tasmania, Port Cygnet Cannery is the home of Cannery Kitchen and Bar and Sailor Seeks Horse winery and cellar door. The building was formerly an apple canning factory and is now evolving into a hub of food, beverage and agricultural businesses.