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Cygnet is located in Tasmania, which is an island state to the south of Australia. Cygnet is approximately 55 km (about 50 minutes drive) south of Hobart - the capital of Tasmania. Please see the Getting to Cygnet page for more information.

Tassielink Coaches and Metro Bus Service operate bus services between Hobart and Cygnet. See Tassielink Coaches Timetable and Fare Schedule and Metro Bus Timetable Route 98 & Metro Bus Fares.

The Cygnet Folk Festival is held on the weekend beginning with the second Friday of January each year.

If you are not camping or wish to use your car during the festival, please follow signage to the Festival Day Parking areas where you can park for a gold coin donation. 

We ask that tose traveling from the north park at the Cygnet Primary School Ocal while those coming from the south can park in the field behind Town Hall.  Both car parks are within close walking sistance to all festival venues.

Accessible parking can be found on Mary St and George St. 

Vehicle Passes are required for caravans using the Festival Campground.

If you are camping in Burtons Reserve and parking near your camp site, you will not be able to move your car during the Festival. There is the usual parking on the streets of the town but please observe all signage and be respectful of local residents.

If you do not wish to park your vehicle in the Festival Campground you may drop off camping equipment at the entrance to Burtons Reserve or site your caravan before parking your vehicle elsewhere without purchasing a Vehicle Pass.

Please be mindful of the community by ensuring that if you choose not to park in the Festival Campground that you park your vehicle either in the Festival Day Parking area (for a gold coin donation) or in a legal parking space within the township. 

A Bendigo bank Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) is located at Cygnet Butchery 16 Mary St next door to the Town Hall and a multipurpose ATM is available at Farah's IGA supermarket at 28 Mary St. A Commonwealth ATM is located on Mary St next to the Laundromat.

Cygnet has a Bendigo Bank branch at 43 Mary St, it is open 9am - 4pm Monday to Thursday and 9am - 5pm Fridays.

A Commonwealth Bank branch is located at 17 Mary St and is open from 10.30am - 2.30pm Monday to Friday.  

Cygnet Post Office at 58 Mary St has a range of banking facilities available - click here for opening hours & more info.

Yes - the Tasmanian Director of Public Health has decreed the Festival a smoke free public event under the Public Health Act 1997.

Telstra and Optus both have reliable coverage in the area, but this can be affected during the peak periods during the festival weekend.

Yes, Telstra and Optus both have internet coverage of the area.

St John Ambulance are on call 24/7 during the Festival. See a crew member or visit St John Ambulance in the St James Catholic Collage Quadrangle.

Toilets are available in all venues. Public toilets are located at Loongana Park, Burtons Reserve, the football oval and Lymington Road near the sailing club.

Yes, you may bring a camera, however, audio or video recording of concerts and workshops is not permitted.

The weather during the Festival can vary so come prepared for a bit of rain, warm/hot sunny days and cool nights. Don't forget to bring a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.

Yes, all ticketed venues in Cygnet are undercover. There are some free open air concerts in Loongana Park.

No, you will be competing for parking with the public and may have to walk to your venue or volunteer centre to sign on, so please allow time for this.

The masterclasses are held on the Friday of the festival weekend from 11am-3.30pm in classrooms at St James Catholic College, at 25 Mary St Cygnet, follow the steps up from the main car park on Mary St. Masterclass tickets are sold separately to weekend festival tickets. See the tickets page to purchase a ticket to one of the masterclasses.

The festival is held around the township of Cygnet, where dogs are permitted, if they are on a lead. However, because the festival is a very busy environment, we recommend leaving your dogs at home.
In Loongana Park there is a free music stage and marketplace, it is a public park where dogs are permitted if they are well behaved and on a lead.
Please note that dogs are not permitted in any festival venues, within the school grounds (where the box office, workshop rooms, marketplace and auditorium are located) or at Burtons Reserve (festival campground).
If you do choose to bring your dog, please be aware that the festival is a noisy environment with crowds, small children, and food. Please ensure that you clean up after your dog. January in Tasmania can see some extreme weather temperatures, never leave your dog unattended, locked in your car or on the back of a Ute.

Cygnet is known as a gourmet food lover's destination, with a number of restaurants, cafes, takeaway shops and pubs in Cygnet drawing on the abundant variety of ingredients grown by local producers.

The Cygnet Folk Festival Market offers a number of outstanding temporary food vendors. These food stalls and vans can be found in Loongana Park, Tin Pan Alley (St James School grounds), Paved Paradise (opposite the Town Hall) and the Willie Smith Paddock.

V GF and Veg options will be available.

Tap water in Cygnet is drinkable.  We recommend you bring a refillable water bottle.

Indoor ticketed venues are no smoking and no alcohol. You will be refused entry if carrying alcohol and no refund will be given.

Please note, in Tasmania it is an offence under the Police Offences Act to have possession of an opened container of liquor in a public street or to consume liquor in a public street.

The festival will be running bars in Willie Smiths Paddock and Carmel Hall.  Both bars will stock limited local beer, wine and cider and take electronic payment only.

Please see our Accommodation page for details of the many accommodation options in and around Cygnet.

Camping at the Burtons Reserve Festival camp ground is only available to holders of a weekend Festival ticket and a camping ticket. Please see our Camping page for details of facilities. Camping tickets are limited and usually sell out, so book early.

Weekend festival ticket holders can camp in the Burtons Reserve Festival camp ground by purchasing a camping pass.

Commercial camping is also available in the Cygnet Holiday Park but this is always busy at Festival time and may book out. Early booking is highly recommended.

Camping on private and public land throughout cygnet is strictly advised against without prior consent from the land owners.

The Burtons Reserve Festival camp site opens on the Thursday prior to the Festival. The gates close at 10am on the Monday after the Festival and camping cannot be extended beyond this time.

No, you will need to bring your own tent and camping equipment.

No, there are no powered sites or electricity available at the Burtons Reserve Festival Camp ground. There are limited powered sites at the commercial Cygnet Holiday Park.

No, Burtons Reserve is a bird sanctuary and pets of any kind are not allowed.

Yes, campervans and small size caravans are allowed. We ask that you keep your footprint to a minimum and not extend any bulk awnings. If you have a large caravan or bus please check with us beforehand. Also please note there are no powered sites available, no dogs are allowed in Burtons reserve and the RV waste dump point at Cygnet is temporarily closed for the festival, the nearest waste dump point is at Huonville.

Tickets go on sale on the 1st of August via our website.

Ticket Prices are advertised on the website on 1 August each year.

Yes, a limited amount of day tickets are available. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

Yes. Tickets can sell out and we recommend you purchase your ticket as early as possible.

Our venues in Cygnet have limited seating capacity. Tickets are for general admission to Festival venues, but do not guarantee a seat in a particular concert at a particular time if that venue is deemed full by Festival organisers.

Patrons are advised to get to their chosen venue early. If no seat is available in a particular venue, other venues/concerts will be available.

If you can’t find your ticket simply go to 

to reissue the tickets to your email address. Then bring a print out or electronic copy with you to the box office.

All paper tickets are exchanged for a wristband at the Festival Box Office. Paper tickets are not valid at the venues. Bring your paper ticket to the Festival Box Office.

Yes, a limited amount of discounted early bird tickets are available on the website from 1st August until sold out.

Children's tickets are available (5 to 12 years of age). Children under 5 are free. Youth tickets are available for those aged 13-17, and there are also concession prices for students, seniors card holders and health care card holders.

The Festival supports the Companion Card program. Show us your card and you and your carer can come for the price of a single ticket.

Please see our Access page on the Festival website for further information.

All tickets are non-refundable. If you cannot attend the festival you are welcome to on-sell or give away your ticket. See our ticketing page for a full list of our ticketing terms and conditions.

Please see the Access page for more information. Disability toilets are available at the following locations:

  • Venues: The Town Hall, Christian Life Centre, Scout Hall and RSL/Ex-Serviceman's Club.
  • Public Toilets: Loongana Park,Oval (near Football Club), Lymington Rd (near sailing club).

Yes, some spaces in the carpark near the LINC library on Mary St, near the entry to Loongana Park on Mary St and in George St, behind St James school.

The Festival supports the Companion Card program. Show us your card and you and your carer can come for the price of a single ticket.

Please see our Access page on the Festival website for further information.

Applications to perform can be made through the online application form on the Festival website. Applications open 1 March and close 30 April each year. We cannot accept applications outside of this time

Yes, buskers are welcome. Please see the Busking Guidelines.

Yes, there are a number of venues around Cygnet where you can find blackboard concerts. Please check the programme for locations.

Yes, some venues will be hosting programmed and impromptu sessions.

Applications are now open and close on November 30.   The application form will be available on the website during this time.

Volunteers who contribute 12 hours of work are entitled to a free adult weekend ticket. Please see the Volunteers page for more details.

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