Top Half Folk Festival

51st Top Half Folk Festival

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

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You can pre-purchase Top Half Folk Festival merchandise from TryBooking here:

  • T shirts
  • Tea towels

Performer Announcements

We are beyond stoked to be hosting 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!

Performers – Austral, Photo by Adam Purcell – Melbourne Ceili Camera, Village Tavern – National Celtic Festival 2022, 12 June 2022.

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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:

  • Email:
  • Phone:

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

Festival Tickets

Tickets and prices are:

Full Price Weekend Ticket$160
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

(**) Maximum of 4 youths in one family

(++) Concert tickets will be available for purchase at the festival, no need to book


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