Cobargo Folk Festival looking for volunteers in exchange for tickets

Michael Menager and friends at the 2017 Cobargo Folk Festival.
Michael Menager and friends at the 2017 Cobargo Folk Festival.

If you haven’t been to the award-winning Cobargo Folk Festival, why not make your first visit as a volunteer and see the wonderful acts in exchange for just eight hours work over the first weekend in March.

Or if you have specific construction skills, you can work your time help set the festival up at the Cobargo Showground and have time to see the dozens of high quality acts from around Australia and from overseas.

“Our festival depends entirely on the goodwill and hard work of volunteers, including the festival organisers who spend many weeks each year putting the festival together,” festival executive director Zena Armstrong said.

“It’s a fantastic team and many of our 300 volunteers come back year after year to be a part of a community that delivers a fantastic weekend of music, dance and spoken word.

Information on tickets and volunteering can be found under “Info” on the festival website –

The artistic program for the 2018 Cobargo Folk Festival has been finalised with music legends Eric Bogle, Andy Irvine (Ireland), Peter Rowan (US) and Neil Murray (Australia) among the headliners. They will be joined by a number of exciting young acts including the popular Northern Folk, who recently toured schools in the Bega Valley, Candelo contingent David Ross Macdonald, Pete Wild and the Only Ones, and Kate Burke with her musical partner Ruth Hazleton.

Full details of performers and information on the Crossing Youth Stage – which highlights up-and-coming acts - can also be found on the website.


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