Join us for a night of fun, feasting, beautiful music and inspiring toasts at Cygnet’s second Georgian style Supra. As well as toasting St George, and the angels and family and ancestors, we invite everyone to improvise.
Friday 10th January, 7.30pm, Cygnet Bowls Club.
Each toast is followed by a song by the Melbourne Georgian Choir and other singers present. Delicious food and refreshments will be provided. Drinks can be purchased from the bar. Come alone. Come with friends. Tell us a story. Join in the singing: Get your tickets now!
The Cygnet Folk Festival is proud to announce our Song and Tune writing competition! Applications are now open until 30th November. Cygnet Folk Festival is offering a first prize of $500 for the best tune or song submitted. Enter the competition
Young Performer Awards competitor Toby Anagnostis.
Each year the Festival runs a young person’s blackboard competition where performers aged up to 25 can sign up to showcase their skills and enter the competition for cash prizes, recording time and the opportunity to be nominated for the Folk Alliance Australia Youth Awards at the National Folk Festival in Canberra at Easter (age limits apply). Young Performer Awards online applications now open!
We are thrilled to announce that the Cygnet Folk Festival has been successful in achieving funding from the Australia Council for the Arts to conduct a very special project “Sharing Culture through language and Song”
The artists involved in this project represent some of the finest both in musicianship and cultural excellence in their fields.
Each year the Festival reaches out to locals who can host performers across the Festival weekend. We need local bed-and-breakfast accommodation for interstate/overseas performers for the three nights of the Festival. Billeting is best suited to people living within the immediate Cygnet area or no more than a 15 minute drive to Cygnet. To say thanks for opening up your home to performers we will provide either an adult weekend pass or two day tickets. Those accommodating multiple performers may be entitled to an extra pass.
The Festival's fantastic reputation rests on our enthusiastic, resourceful, friendly volunteers: some come back to help year after year and their experience and loyalty is inspiring. Others just happen to be coming down to Tassie or down from Hobart and bring new energy, talents and experience from other events. Everyone's contribution is valuable!
Glamping Co Tasmania will be offering three nights onsite festival glamping right in the heart of Cygnet.
Each beautiful tent includes a real hotel style queen bed, fresh linen, locally made cushions, Willie Smiths welcome pack, coffee and food delivered to your tent door by local food van Toasted, hot shower access, security and all within 1 minute walk to the action of the festival.
Each tent package price is for the tent and can sleep a maximum of two people.
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.