The National Folk Festival will move across the border in 2021 after being cancelled for a second year in a row due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Organisers have reimaged the annual event with a covid-safe two-day festival to take place in Queanbeyan instead.

Known as ‘Good Folk’, the scaled down event will feature 22 folk-fuelled performances at various venues across the city.

Managing Director, Helen Roben said this year’s event will feel unique while staying true to the character of the festival.

“It’s not our normal folk festival, it is something different that we are offering as an alternative event because of covid but it’s going to be very much that folk experience.”

The concert series will be held at iconic Queanbeyan venues included The Q, Bicentennial Hall and the Royal Hotel.

After making the decision to cancel the big festival, held out at Exhibition Park, Ms Roben said she hopes the scaled down event will come as welcome news for regulars and even better news for performers after a tough year.


“It’s definitely about the music but it’s so welcoming that we can actually, once again, pay our folk performers and give them the opportunity to perform.”

The re-imaged ‘Good Folk’ festival will be held across April 3rd & 4th with tickets available via the Folk Festival website.