The Festival

More than 50 acts will entertain you on this magical escape from life. Don’t miss out on North Queensland’s best kept secret that has been a firm favourite for years, all just over an hour’s drive from Cairns. Come for the day or camp for the three-day weekend! Music spills from numerous venues; colourful markets add vibrancy and delight; delicious aromas waft over the township; and everywhere are the sights and sounds of happy people enjoying a fabulous weekend experience.

If you’ve never been to the festival before, prepare yourself for a rollicking good time! Watch out for Festival Early-bird weekend tickets.

Each year we marvel at the quality, diversity and talent that is the essence of what makes this festival so special, and each year it redefines us.

A folk festival gives participants and attendees an opportunity to express their differences and celebrate their unity with the Tablelands Folk Festival promise of magic-through-music being delivered year after year. This festival is now a part of the DNA of this wonderful township of Yungaburra (Janggaburru) and reinforces its rich cultural traditions as well as new and innovative music and art.

The Festival recognizes the role the Organising Committee and all of our volunteers play in producing such a wonderful event that means so much to the community and leads the way in celebrating and profiling music and culture. We’d truly like to thank every single person who has volunteered at Tablelands Folk Festival during the past 40 years, this event is for you.


Queensland’s Chief Health Officer has endorsed an Industry Framework for COVID Safe Events (the Framework). The Industry Framework has been developed by the Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC) in conjunction with Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ) and the Department of State Development, Tourism, and Innovation (DSDTI), and in collaboration with industry stakeholders and Queensland Health.

It is the event organiser’s responsibility to ensure that the key principles and event specific public health strategies are implemented and monitored.

Yungaburra from the air