In addition to marking its 35th anniversary in 2020, the Illawarra Folk Festival will also celebrate the 'Year of Scotland' in style.
The Illawarra Folk Festival is a participant in the 'Year of Scotland in Australia 2020'.
This is a nationwide calendar of activities throughout the coming year that celebrates Scottish music, culture, food and drink.
Folk festival artistic director David De Santi said the festival's line-up featured a strong Scottish and Celtic focus among the top international, national and local acts and the large contingent of young performers.
"We are also celebrating The Year of Scotland Australia 2020, and have a great line-up of Australian- based Scottish performers, led by Eric Bogle, as well as some of Scotland's finest folk acts," Mr De Santi said.
"We also have many fabulous youth acts from Scotland, including Brighde Chaimbeul, Elephant Sessions and Siobhan Miller.
"Brighde is a young Gaelic-speaking performer from the Isle of Skye who has made a huge impact in the UK with her debut album The Reeling.
"She plays the small pipes and her music is very traditional Celtic."
Organisers say the festival always has a strong contingent of Australian-based Celtic performers.
This year, the Celtic influence includes Firinn, The Barleyshakes and Greann Dove, who perform traditional Irish music, but with a twist.
The annual folk festival will take place at Bulli Showground on January 16-19.
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