Youth awards entrant Toby Anagnostis 700 300

Youung Performer Awards competitor Toby Anagnostis

Young Performer Awards online applications now open!

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).

Youth Award Winner 2017 - FRUMIOUS

Frumious poster

Back in 2014, Hobart based folk gypsy jazz group Frumious were known as Bea & the Boys and won our Youth Blackboard competition. They were invited to compete at the National Folk Festival Youth Awards in 2015 and were subsequently invited to perform as part of the official lineup of the 2016 National Folk Festival to great feedback from audiences and critics. The band wowed the crowds at Cygnet Folk Festival 2016 by bringing together a vast array of influences in their original and requisitioned music, combining various incarnations of violin, vocals, accordion, guitar, baritone uke and accoustic bass to create an exciting and unique sound. Frumious have released their EP Five Impossible Things - click to listen to their Snake Charmer track and get in touch via their Facebook page to listen to other tracks or purchase. We look forward to keeping an eye on their success in 2017 & beyond.


Frumious performs at Cygnet Folk Festival 2016

The Cygnet Folk Festival Young Performer Awards are proudly supported by:

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Download the printed Program for the 2018 Cygnet Folk Festival

The Program includes the full schedule of events in an easy printable grid.

The Program is also available through regular outlets around Hobart and the Huon Valley from mid December.


Buy your tickets now before they sell out!

Gift Certificate Sample

After you have selected your ticket, you may also purchase one or more gift certificates for friends or loved ones, they make a great christmas gift for any music or festival lover. 
You can buy your gift certificates directly using this link: Purchase Gift Certificate.

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