Fancy an acoustic weekend nestled within the breathtaking Dorrigo plateau? From the 25th to the 27th of October, Dorrigo will host its 18th Spring Folk & Bluegrass Festival celebrating the wonderful Bluegrass and Folk traditions. 

Held on the traditional lands of the Gumbaynggirr people, this festival encourages participation from all ages and invites anybody who has a passion for celebrating the culture of old time art and music. This festival beautifully combines old-timey tunes and traditions with the modern-day folk music feels and is an experience you don’t want to miss.

The Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival is strongly renowned for the vast assortment of instrument, vocal and band workshops. These are conducted by some of the leading artists within the respective fields, who are eager and excited to transmit their knowledge, skills, experience, heritage and cultural insights onto curious individuals and folk enthusiasts!

Not to mention, there are also fun activities for our smaller folk – the Kids Tent Programme! If you are interested in more profound workshops, feel free to check out the Old-Time Music School held on the 23rd-25th of October, 2019 too!

Having hosted some unbelievable talent in former years, the festival will continue to uphold that tradition in 2019. There will be a broad selection of extremely talented Australian and international artists including THE JACOB JOLIFF BAND, MISSY RAINES TRIO and RACHEL BAIMAN. Other talents on the lineup include Andrew Collins Trio, Davidson Brothers, Kate Oliver and The Stoways.

If you’re travelling from a far or even if you’re from the coast and want to explore the gorgeous hinterland in between the festival and relax in comfortable accommodations, it is a great idea to stay here with us at The Lookout Mountain Retreat to gain an all-encompassing Dorrigo experience!

Spread across an expansive 17 acres of stunning pastoral land, perfectly positioned on the escarpment edge of the Dorrigo Plateau and with views to die for, the team here will ensure you enjoy your stay each and every time!

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