Festival Fundamentals

Our aims for the Yackandandah Folk Festival are:

  • For everyone involved to have fun;
  • To promote music-based community expression;
  • To improve the quality of community life;
  • To be inclusive of all members of the community to engender a feeling of community involvement;
  • To create an ongoing festival that reflects the priorities and values of the community.

To achieve these aims we will:

  1. Provide a wide range of entertainment (music, song, dance, poetry, literature, theatre, film, visual arts and food) that reflects a commitment to the preservation and development of the folk culture, as it is known in Australia and overseas.
  2. Provide a showcase for the talents of local people involved in artistic and cultural activities that promote community expression or development of the folk culture.
  3. Ensure that the festival is family-friendly by keeping costs low, providing a range of entertainment to accommodate the needs of all age groups and providing facilities that are safe.
  4. Actively encourage the participation of all interested community groups and individuals both as organisers and performers.
  5. Return any financial profits to the Yackandandah Folk Festival for funding future festivals
  6. Endeavour to make the festival an annual event that will contribute to community confidence in the future of this region