Top Half Folk Festival

51st Top Half Folk Festival

The Top End Folk Club is excited to announce the 51st Top Half Folk Festival, 9-12 June 2023 at Breeze Holiday Park, Mary River (formerly Mary River Wilderness Retreat).


📣UPDATE – 21st March 2023

To all our valued patrons,

The Top End Folk Club has been in discussions with the company that was looking to contract all of Mary River’s accommodation.

We do not have a signed agreement, however things are looking positive re the Festival venue.

Watch this space!!

16th March 2023

Today discussions aimed at resolving the impasse over the Mary River venue have progressed and we are feeling optimistic.

We are not out of the woods yet and are hopeful there will be a resolution in our favour by early next week.

Watch this space!!



President, TEFC

15th March 2023

To all Top Half Folk Festival patrons,

The Top End Folk Club committee is aware of a change in arrangements regarding the Mary River venue.

The committee is currently negotiating with several parties and will send a message to everyone on the Festival mailing list as soon as we know more.

Please hold off contacting the Festival organisers until we have a resolution.

Thank you 

John (Mac) MacCartie

Chair, Top End Folk Club.

Performer Announcements

We are beyond stoked to announce Austral as our interstate headliners at the Top Half Folk Festival over the June 9-12 long weekend!

Winners of Traditional Folk Album of the Year at the 2022 Australian Folk Music Awards, Austral will transport you into full festival party mode. They are a high-energy, four-piece Australian Celtic group combining didgeridoo, Irish pipes, high energy fiddling, journeying songs and energetic foot percussion. Whether you see them on stage or at the session afterward, Austral will get your festival going. HUP!

More announcements will be out shortly. We’d love to see you there.


You’ll need to book your accommodation directly with Breeze Holiday Park, so if you plan to attend we recommend booking as soon as possible as spaces are limited.

Do not book your accommodation online – bookings must be made by:

Other nearby accommodation options, such as the Bark Hut, are listed in our Newsletter (download or sign up below).

Festival Tickets

You can book all tickets via direct bank transfer (preferred) or full price tickets online via TryBooking (see below).

Ticket Prices are:

Full Price Weekend Ticket$160
Early Bird (*) and Member Weekend Ticket$140
Youth Ticket, 12-18 years$50
More than two youths in one family (**)$100
Day Ticket, Saturday/Sunday$90
Single Concert Ticket$40
Children 12 years and underFree

(*) Bank transfer only, until 30 April 2023

(**) Maximum of 4 youths in one family

Direct Bank Transfer

Earlybird tickets may only be purchased via bank transfer. We also encourage bank transfer for youth and family tickets. Early bird adult tickets are $140 until 30 April 2023.

Make payments to the club account using your name or email as a reference, then contact us with your ticket details.

Account NameTop End Folk Club Inc.
BSB633 000
Account Number189 424 971

Online Purchase

Full price weekend tickets and youth tickets may be purchased online via TryBooking.

More details are in the 51st THFF Newsletter #1.

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