In these extraordinary days it seems a lifetime, rather than only a few months ago that we were all hanging out together for the weekend of the 2020 Cygnet Folk Festival!!
In these uncertain times for so many, we are grateful that our event was able to go ahead: providing not only a wonderful experience for all who attended, but also contributing to the livelihood of performers, crew and arts workers, as well as the local community where our event is held.
As most of you music lovers would be aware, many performers are now suffering an unprecedented loss of income as festivals and concerts around the world are cancelled for an unknown period of time.
Many of them are fundraising via online concerts - many of these can be found via social media and other forums so if you are in a position to support them, perhaps search online for some of your favourite performers and help keep them fed and knowingly loved until we can bring them back to a stage with a live audience!!
In the meantime, we are sincerely hopeful and are planning that the 2021 Cygnet Folk Festival will be showcasing yet another round of wonderful artists and presenters and supporting not only performers, but all who help create this special event.
Applications to perform at the 2021 festival are still open until the end of April - we already have some very exciting acts that have applied and that we hope to bring to our stages.
In the meantime, if you need a break from the news-head to our youtube channel where we are uploading some very special memories from January 2020!
Stay safe and well and we truly hope to see you all in good health and ready for a party in January 2021!!
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.