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"Playing traditional acoustic music
in and around Darwin Australia
for more than thirty years."
Top End Folk Club Incorporated
PO Box 41551
Casuarina Northern Territory Australia 0811
www.topendfolkclub.org
ABN 20 835 317 702

2010: The 40th Top Half Folk Festival

It's time for a celebration!

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Northern Australia, Mary River; 11 - 14 June 2010

Please feel free to download, print, and distribute the festival poster...
40thTHFF_poster.pdf - 1.3 Mb

Please feel free to download, print, and distribute the festival program...
40thTHFF_program.pdf - 1.45 Mb


Please be aware that the EFTPOS will not be available for festival purposes.
To pre-purchase tickets electronically,
please use your surname as the reference and transfer funds to:
The Top End Folk Club - BSB 805 050 - account 6234 3270
Thank you!

Two weeks to go!

Can you believe it - only two weeks to go to the 2010 Top Half Folk Festival at Mary River Park over the June long weekend (11-14).

That means it's time to dust off the camping gear!

With perfect Dry Season weather guaranteed, the Top Half is definitely a festival to be part of - just come along and write yourself into the program through the blackboard concerts, workshops, poets breakfasts, dances and campfire sessions.

Three weeks to go!

Only three weeks to go to the 2010 Top Half Folk Festival at Mary River Park over the June long weekend (11-14).

Reliable inside information from the Bureau of Meteorology says that, for the Mary River Crossing area, the weather over the long weekend will be perfect for camping - clear blue skies during the day, bright star-lit nights ... just perfect for a music festival!

Remember, the Top Half is definitely a festival to participate in, so come along and write yourself into the program through the blackboard concerts, workshops, poets breakfasts, dances and campfire sessions.

Mary River Park is located near the Mary River Crossing on the Arnhem Highway, 100km east of Darwin and 32km west of Kakadu National Park.

For all you need to know about getting yourself out to the 2010 Top Half Folk Festival for an unforgettable weekend of fun and festivities, visit http://www.topendfolkclub.org/2010.htm

Four weeks to go!

Yes, just four weeks to go to the 2010 Top Half Folk Festival at Mary River Park over the June long weekend (11-14)!

And as this is the 40th Top Half Folk Festival, there's at least 40 good reasons to celebrate.

Remember, the Top Half is definitely a festival to participate in, so come along and write yourself into the program through the blackboard concerts, workshops, poets breakfasts, dances and campfire sessions.

Mary River Park is located near the Mary River Crossing on the Arnhem Highway, 100km east of Darwin and 32km west of Kakadu National Park.

For all you need to know about getting yourself out to the 2010 Top Half Folk Festival for an unforgettable weekend of fun and festivities, visit http://www.topendfolkclub.org/2010.htm

Five weeks to go!

Yes, just five weeks to go to the 2010 Top Half Folk Festival at Mary River Park over the June long weekend (11-14)!

And as this is the 40th Top Half Folk Festival, there's definitely something to celebrate.

Mary River Park is located near the Mary River Crossing on the Arnhem Highway, 100km east of Darwin and 32km west of Kakadu National Park.

For all you need to know about getting yourself out to the 2010 Top Half Folk Festival for a weekend of fun and festivities, visit http://www.topendfolkclub.org/2010.htm

WANTED: If you have any photos or other memorabilia from any of the previous 39 Top Half festivals, please contact Peter Bate (peter.bate@bigpond.com) to have them included in a reflective exhibition which will be a feature of the 2010 festival.


General festival information


Please be aware that the EFTPOS will not be available for festival purposes.

To pre-purchase tickets electronically,
please use your surname as the reference and transfer funds to:
The Top End Folk Club - BSB 805 050 - account 6234 3270

Thank you!

This year's Top Half Folk Festival will be held at the beautiful Mary River Park, and will focus on 40 years of great music in the Top End of Australia.

Mary River Park is near the Mary River Crossing on the Arnhem Highway, 100km east of Darwin and 32km west of Kakadu National Park. To reserve a cabin phone (08) 8978 8877. For more information about the venue, please visit http://www.maryriverpark.com.au.

Over the past 40 years we all have many memories of the Top Half Folk Festivals (and if you haven't you better get to this one). This year we are encouraging all who have been a part of the festivals to reform your bands and come back to show us some of the old and some of the new.

For those who have never been to Mary River Park, It is situated on the Arnhem Highway approximately 1 hour from Darwin. Our host at Mary River Park is Lynn Frost and the park has 26 cabins, a limited number of powered sites and unlimited unpowered sites on beautiful grassed areas. Meals will be available at the venue throughout the weekend or if you are camping you can cook your own. If you want to book a cabin or a powered site we recommend you book early as cabins are already being booked for the festival.

Keep an eye on our website for festival updates:
http://www.topendfolkclub.org/2010.htm

Don't miss the opportunity to catch up with old friends, enjoy reminiscing with friends and encourage more people to attend the fabulous Top Half Folk Festival.

Ticket Prices

TBA Weekend Tickets
Weekend ticket - $80 (Includes free continental breakfast)
School age kids - $20.00 (Includes free continental breakfast & T-shirt)
Concession (unwaged) - $60

Full Day Tickets
Full price - $40 full day
Concession - $30
Youth - free

Single Concert Tickets
Full Price - $25 (7pm till 11pm)
Concession - $20
Youth - free

Accommodation

  • All prices are based on 2 people, there are extra costs for extra people
  • Delux cabins are $220 per night
  • Standard cabins are $165 per night
  • Fishing cabins are $120 per night
  • An extra mattress in the room is $30 per night - however this isn't possible in all rooms due to space restrictions
  • Powered sites are $30 per night
  • Unpowered sites $22 per night
  • Extra people in the camp grounds are $12 per person

Contact Details for Mary River Park - accommodation

http://www.maryriverpark.com.au
Ph (08) 8978 8877 Fax (08) 8978 8899
Mention you are coming for the festival when booking.
general@maryriverpark.com.au

Contact Details for the Festival

Jayne Nankivell
Martin Goreing
Glenn Bellis
Or email us

The committee would like to thank the following for their support and assistance:
Our Hosts: Lynn Frost and the staff of Mary River Park
Department of Justice: Community Benefit Fund
Top End Folk Club