The Cobargo Folk Festival | Photos

The Cobargo Folk Festival attracted people from far and wide.

The annual three day event takes place at the Cobargo Showground the first weekend of March.

Camping tickets were a sell out, general admission is available at the gate to catch the last of the festival today Sunday 4.

Niki Hutteman and Catherine McEwan.

Niki Hutteman and Catherine McEwan.

Saturday, the grounds were buzzing with life as people roamed between stages enjoying the broad variety of entertainment.

Leader of the decorating team Catherine McEwan was pleased to have worked with art director Niki Hutteman to create such a wonderful atmosphere.

“The aim was to create an environment that feels enclosed and safe when people walk through the gate, to soften the lines and to also leave enough of nature because there is a beautiful valley,” said Ms McEwan.

The Swamp Stompers were marked as the act of the day. Three young men performed funky rock and blues tunes to a lively crowd at the Mumbulla stage.

“We have met so many people it has been so fun, camping here is great we have been jamming with so many people,” band member Luke said.

Artists were easy to spot wandering around, enjoying the festival themselves.

“We love Cobargo, the festival is four times bigger since we first played here. It was great to have a full marquee of people,” band members of Lily and King said.

Many of the acts will be heading south to appear at the Port Fairy Folk Festival the following weekend.

Come Sunday, dedicated festival goers will pack their things and travel to Port Fairy for another dose of folk, such as the iconic Swaggie Campbell.

Swaggie Campbell is an Australian Bush poet, originally from New Zealand who is inspired by the bushwhacker world. He travels from festival to festival carrying only his swag and a few items. 

Swaggie Campbell, originally from the Maori land "Inspired by the bushwhacker world."

Swaggie Campbell, originally from the Maori land "Inspired by the bushwhacker world."

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