In 2015 Waimate Folk Festival changed it's format so that all festival content is filled by it's attendees. While we have hired guest artists and performers in the past, we now focus on an all-inclusive, participative festival. This helps keep Waimate Folk Festival registration fees among the lowest of any Folk Festival in New Zealand.
On occasion, artists, duos and bands may ask to perform a set at the festival. We are happy to arrange this, though they are still considered punters and register for the festival alongside everyone else.
If you are interested in performing at Waimate Folk Festival, be sure to buy a festival pass, and get in touch with the Festival Director to arrange a time slot.
If you are a musician looking for paid gigs and festivals, there is a list of other festivals at: www.kiwifolk.com