Illawarra Folk FestivalBulli
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New South Wales' biggest and most diverse folk festival is on again in January.
For four days from January 17 - 20 the Bulli Showgrounds will be home to the 28th annual Illawarra Folk Festival with its sensational line-up of folk, world, acoustic, Celtic, bluegrass and gypsy music, as well as poetry, dances, workshops, parades and sessions.
Over 150 international, national and local acts with 600 performers will turn the showgrounds in the musical epicentre of NSW for four days.
The autoharp will be the featured instrument in 2012, with performers travelling from the US to showcase its unique and wonderful qualities.
If you havent been to the Illawarra Folk Festival before, January is the perfect time to get acquainted with this fabulous festival presented by the Illawarra Folk Club.
The festivals home is Bulli Showground, nestled under the spectacular Illawarra escarpment and just a few minutes from Bulli Beach.
The festival site is an all-weather venue with 12 covered stages, lots of onsite parking and camping.
And its only an hour from Sydney and easily accessible by train, on one of the most spectacular coastal train journeys in Australia.
So the Illawarra Folk Festival provides a perfect opportunity for Sydney-based travellers to come by train and experience the true spirit of Down Under, listen to great music from Australia and around the world, meet the locals and maybe visit the stunning beaches of the region.
Surf, sun and Sandon Point
Sandon Point is the precious gem in Bulli’s crown, elevated to show the sweeping coast line and the bays curving out to sea this is a surfer’s haven. Sandon Point is easily one of the best point breaks in the state. Join the epic coastal bike track that will take you all the way to Thirroul and beyond to the north or to Wollongong to the south.
Take a paddle board out on the glassy waters of Bulli beach in the early morning or catch the wind in the afternoon to clear out the cobwebs. Walk the canopy covered stairs to the boat sheds for great photos or a peaceful picnic.
The Bulli beach café sits just above the pool and the ocean and does wonders with fish and chips while Ruby’s a little further down serves up a killer burger. Or wander into the village for a drink, feed and live bands at legendary Heritage Hotel.
Keep Sundays free for the Foragers Market at the Bulli showground organic food, yummy treats, local honey and butter, amazing crafts – it is well worth visiting.