Festival FAQ

Top Half Folk Festival – Frequently Asked Questions…

When is the THFF?

Fri 9 – Mon 12 June 2023.

Where is THFF? 

THFF is held in the Top End of the NT, 110kms east of Darwin, on the Arnhem Highway at Breeze Holiday Parks – Mary River. View on Google Maps.

Is the Top Half Folk Festival for musicians only?

The Festival is for everyone! It is full of performances, workshops, singing and dancing for people to enjoy as an audience as well as for musicians, singers and dancers to perform and learn.

Are there day tickets?

Yes, there are day tickets available for Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 June. Check the festival page for options.

Are single concert tickets available?

Yes, single concert tickets for the Saturday and Sunday night concerts will be available at the festival, there’s no need to book, just turn up!

How much do kids cost?

Children 12 and under are Free. Youth weekend ticket is $50, 2 youths up to a maximum of 4 youths is capped at $100. Check the festival page for options.

Do I have to buy a kids ticket?

Yes, only for youths (13 – 18) for $50. Check the festival page for options.

Is there day parking?

Yes, a limited amount.

Is there weekend parking that isn’t in the campsites?

There is parking close to accommodation. Although you will still need to carry materials a distance from the car to your room. Ask at reception if you need a trolley.

Is there a bus to THFF?

Yes, Top End Folk Club runs a small private bus from Darwin CBD (and will stop at various accommodation as required) and then onto site. Please contact us to check availability and make a booking.

Can I camp with my car?

Yes. You will need to book an unpowered campsite direct with Breeze Holiday Parks – Mary River. Refer to accommodation details on the festival page.

When do I need to be offsite after the festival?

All cabins must be vacated by 10am Monday 12 June 2023. Camping and powered sites may stay a little longer.

Can I use my phone at the THFF venue? 

There is low to adequate signal in the campsites and grounds. Rooms have access to phone and wifi and there is strong signal at the restaurant and reception area.

Are there vehicle passes required for THFF?


Can I leave site during the festival?

Yes. Please be respectful of fellow patrons, we ask that you do not drive in the campsites after dusk and before dawn. Drive with care and watch out for children.

Are there cabins available at Mary River during the festival?

Cabins are all booked up for 2023 with a large waiting list.

Can you book a certain campsite location?

Nope, first in best dressed.

Are there powered sites?

Yes, there are both powered and unpowered camp sites. Refer to accommodation details on the festival page.

How accessible is the festival?

Campsite toilets and showers are accessible and located at the end of the powered sites. A majority of cabins are accessible. While every effort is made to make the THFF venue accessible for all levels of mobility it is recommended for wheelchair users to have assistance. 

Are dogs allowed at the THFF?

Breeze Holiday Parks allow dogs on a lead at the Mary River venue. They are your responsibility at all times.

Find out more at: https://breezeholidayparks.com.au/about-us/pets-and-our-parks/

I bought a ticket but now I can’t find the details. What do I do?

Contact us.

I bought a ticket and haven’t received it yet. Where can I get it?

When you arrive at Mary River the organisers will have a list of all ticket purchasers – you will receive your weekend, day or concert ticket when you arrive. Go to the verandah near the reception area to collect your ticket.

Will there be THFF T-shirts for sale this year?

Yes, a limited number of T-shirts will be available for sale from the festival desk, or bring your own plain, light coloured T-shirt/s and they can be screen printed during the festival.

Will there be fires at THFF?

Yes. Personal fires can be lit in designated fire pits located in the campgrounds.

A communal fire will be run after the evening concerts on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.