Boolarra Folk Festival 2022
Postponement of the 2022 Boolarra Folk Festival and a focus on the 20th Edition in 2023
After much discussion and deliberation the Boolarra Folk Festival committee wishes to advise our community that the 2022 Boolarra Folk Festival has been postponed until 2023.
The decision to postpone the 2022 Festival was made due to a number of factors. Covid-19 is still affecting our way of life and impacting the health of many Victorians, including those of us in the Latrobe Valley. Our primary concern as a committee is the safety of our community, audience, artists, stallholders and volunteers. With this in mind, our mandated ability to hold the festival in 2022 would be dependent on checking vaccination statuses, erecting temporary fencing (or changing venues), restricting audience and stallholder numbers and creating a ticketing system for entry. The Boolarra Folk Festival Committee believe that these limitations go against the spirit of the Festival.
Our history is one of unrestricted access to the music and stalls, the free coming and going of people, and the relaxed, friendly atmosphere of our wonderful town and its people. We feel that current circumstances will not enable a festival in 2022 to showcase these integral and essential features.
We are proud that in a dynamic and fast changing Covid-19 environment in 2021 we were able to host a virtual festival via Facebook (available to watch on Youtube). As successful as this new venture was for us, we have decided that we need to return to a live audience event for the 20th edition of the Festival.
Therefore, join us Saturday 4th March 2023 for the 20th Boolarra Folk Festival. Our 20th edition will be something very special to savour and we want to present it to you in person, safely, and in the very best format we can. We thank you for your understanding and sincerely look forward to welcoming you back to celebrate with us in 2023.