Folkest 2023

World's curious festival

International Folk Music Festival

46th edition

Folkest marks the milestone of its 46-year history by continuing its programming in its first venue, the town of San Daniele del Friuli. Folkest will offer a programme that will be packed with guests and open its doors significantly to international professionals from the great world of folk and world music.

The 2023 poster

Accordi by Enzo de Giorgi

The image of the 45th edition chosen by Folkest is “Accordi” by Enzo De Giorgi. Italian artist whose works are characterised by a colorful narration of stories, emotions and human beings. Music has always been a pivotal element in his creation, that’s why “Accordi” represents a moment of ensemble music where there are four female characters playing particular instruments in a fascinating play of shapes and colors.

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2023 edition

As well as featuring the best in traditional music, this year’s program will pay special attention to recent music, always keeping a careful eye on the future.

Among the guests of this edition are Xavier Rudd, Randy Brecker, 99 Posse, Riccardo Tesi, La Nuova Compagnia di Canto Popolare, Scarlett Rivera and many more.

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Emerging Artist Showcase
Municipalities Involved
Emerging Artists

Special Projects

Folk Clinic

Workshops and Training Courses