Yackandandah Folk Festival committee regrets to inform you that we have made the very difficult decision to cancel this year’s event. The advice from the Chief Medical Officer and health officials is that non-essential large gatherings of people should be cancelled as an early measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This decision was not taken lightly, however the health of the community is paramount and in light of expert advice it would irresponsible to continue with the event.
We extend our sympathies to all those who will be impacted
by this decision. This comes at a difficult time for many in our community as
we only begin to recover from the recent bushfire tragedy.
As a committee we agreed to make the decision early to
enable people to plan accordingly. We appreciate and understand that many of
you will want to know more information about tickets and volunteering, among
others. Please be patient as we take a few moments to gather our thoughts after
a long and difficult day. Further committee meetings are scheduled over the weekend
to discuss the many details emerging from this decision. We will be contacting
all volunteers, ticket holders, vendors and other stakeholders in the coming
Stay folky – YFF Committee
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The Yackandandah Folk Festival committee continues to monitor the situation regarding COVID-19 very closely. We are taking information from relevant health authorities and will act on expert advice.
The committee will be meeting over the weekend to discuss the situation and we will continue to provide updates via the website. Thank you for your understanding and patience. Any correspondence should be directed via the email link on the website https://yackfolkfestival.com/contact-us/
We are monitoring the current domestic and global situation with respect to COVID-19 illness outbreak and we wanted to let you know that, at this time, the Yackandandah Folk Festival is still going ahead.
The current information from the State and Federal health departments indicates that the risk remains low and that there is no need to cancel mass gatherings, such as YFF.
We would like to reassure you that the festival organising committee takes the health and safety of its patrons and the wider community very seriously, and we will continue to closely monitor developments and advice from experts, and will provide updates via the website as required.
All festival goers please take note: There have been amendments made to the Liquor Licensing Laws in Victoria. The requirement that all children under 18 years of age on licensed premises (Hotels and other licensed venues), must always be in the company of a parent, responsible adult or legal guardian will now be strictly enforced by the Police. There will be appropriate signage at the entrances to venues of this type at the festival. Your cooperation in this matter would be appreciated.
Work continues apace behind the scenes and the folk festival organisers are all working hard to ensure this year’s event is another great success. Ticket sales continue to outstrip previous years records so if you haven’t secured yours yet, best not hang about! Get onto the ticketing link on this page and buy your passport to happiness today. Come and join us in beautiful Yackandandah and enjoy performances from some of the best local and overseas acts such as Bright Blue Gorilla from the USA (pictured) in a cosy village atmosphere. The main street will again be closed to traffic for the duration of the festival so you can park your vehicle and either walk to all our venues or catch the regular festival bus and save those legs for dancing! Find out what all the fuss is about and why so many return here each year. We look forward to welcoming you to Yackandandah Folk Festival soon.
Any festival relies on having a band of volunteers dedicated to enjoying the event as well as helping others get the best experience. YFF is no exception to this. Lots of local people lend their help during the weekend in various roles but we also rely on others who join us and bolster the ranks. Some people return year upon year, enjoying the friendly, low stress atmosphere around Yackandandah. This year, we have a new large venue to staff and we need your help. If you’ve ever thought about volunteering but didn’t know what you could do, you can head over to our “Join In” drop down menu or click the “Volunteer” banner above and to the right of this article and have a look through details of the various jobs we need to fill. Fill in and submit the form at the bottom of the Volunteers page and you’re done. Don’t worry if you’ve never volunteered before. There are plenty of experienced people on hand to help guide you through what is required. We promise you’ll have a fun time.