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

Youth awards entrant Toby Anagnostis 700 300

Youung 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





Host an artist for the 2020 Festival

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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.

New hosts

Past billet Hosts

  • Past billet hosts will be contacted to check their availability each year. If you haven't heard from us, please feel free to email us.


Earlybird sale ends October 31


Become a volunteer and earn a free ticket

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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!

Applications now open

Adult volunteer application form

Youth volunteer application form

Wattle Grove Homestead

One double room remaining for the 2020 festival weekend


Glamping in 2020

Cygnet Folk Festival glamping narrow

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.

Price is $600 including breakfast per tent (can be for 1 or 2 people). You need to purchase festival tickets separately.
More info from Glamping Co Tasmania
Contact Glamping Co Tasmania

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