• Yack Folk Festival: 2025
    is set for 21 – 23 March 2025

    Thanks to our wonderful volunteers

    A Huge Thank You to the Unsung Army

    Hi Folks,

    As we’ve mentioned before, we have operated on a virtually 100% volunteer work force each and every year for our 25 year history. Many festivals have ceased to exist now because of a sharp downturn in the number of people offering to help run these events. You guys are the best of the best! You’ve seen the “bat sign” and signed on to help keep Yackandandah Folk Festival going and for your selfless acts, we are so grateful. You will note above that we have again sold out ahead of time (5 years in a row now!), so our popularity with attendees and musicians alike is solid. Our reputation rests on the fact we provide quality music in a safe and welcoming environment and we depend on friendly volunteers to help us maintain that reputation. Please consider helping out, even if it’s only for a few hours on one day. Every bit helps us fill important roles within the event. In some cases, you may still be able to secure either a discounted or free ticket to a sold out event if you sign on for the required number of hours indicated on the form. Cheers from the YFF Organising Committee.

    Well, That’s a Wrap!

    One minute you’re there and the next, you’re gone. So to for YFF 2024. It was such a fun weekend and we hope you all enjoyed our lovely little town and our fantastic festival. Did you have a favourite performer? There were so many top shelf artists and as usual, it was hard to put one above many others. I think that for sheer talent, variety and being almost completely unaccompanied for over an hour on stage, Windborne from the USA were my pick this year. That said, honourable mentions are due to Kristian Mizzi, Gypsy Rumble, Guanoco Trio and All Strings Attached. Our new sound guy, Roger Bensley and his assistant Scott, had the honour of christening our newest large venue, The Yackandandah Hotel (or Bottom Pub to us locals!) and they did a fabulous job, wrangling everything from singer songwriters to 10 piece bands without raising a sweat! Thanks also to Peter Cook and his wonderful staff at the Bottom Pub who even though we tried to warn them it would get really hectic at times, still had no idea just how hectic! Still, every time I saw Peter, he had a big smile on his face so I think he was happy to be on board. Matt from the Star Hotel, another of our major venues every year, was laid low by an accident in the week leading up to the festival this year. Luckily, his wife Kim, manager Julian and their terrific staff kept the place running well all weekend under heavy traffic conditions at times, as well as looking after the alcohol requirements for patrons at the marquee all weekend, so they were kept on their toes for the duration. To all ourcommunity groups, Yackandandah Public School, our fantastic food court vendors, our event sponsors, Indigo Shire Council and our traffic control people, we say a big gracias and finally, to you our new and regular friends, thanks for paying us a visit. We hope you’ll return again one day soon. Cheers from the YFF Organising Committee.

    Performer Applications for YFF 2025 will open in July 2024.