Woodford Folk Festival 2009

Sunday 27th December to Friday 1st January 2010
Woodford, near Brisbane, Australia, Australia
$454 (Australian dollars) for an adult ticket with camping, other options available
last updated: Tue 15th Dec 2009

The Woodford Folk Festival takes place near the small country town of Woodford, 70 km north of Brisbane, Australia between Christmas and New Year. Taking place over six days with more than 2000 performers and 400 events. The Festival features mainly Australian performers and a generous gathering of special international guests, as well as an extensive emerging artists programme.

The line-up of concert performers includes Afro Dizzi Act featuring Jali Buba Kuyateh, Band of Brothers, Bernard Carney and David Hyams, Claymore, Damian Howard and the Ploughboys, Dr Strangeways, Folkoholics, Ganga Giri, George Jackson and Davydd McDonald, Georgia Potter, Hobson's Choice, James Morrison, John Butler Trio, Lisa Mitchell, Ngaiire, Nicky Bomba, Noel Gardner Trio, Paul Dempsey, Rapskallion, Tashi Lhunpo Tibetan Monks, The Transbalkan Express, The Upsteppers, The Yabu Band, and more. For the full listing of acts confirmed, see the line-up at the bottom of this listing.

As well as music the festival programme includes concerts, dances, workshops, forums, street theatre, writers' panels, film festival, comedy sessions, acoustic jams, social dialogue and debate, an entire children's festival, art and craft workshops, late night cabarets and special events including a fire spectacular during the New Year's Day closing ceremony.

Tickets are priced at $454 (Australian dollars) for an adult ticket the whole event with camping, youth tickets (13-17 yrs) are $331, child (6-12 yrs) $22, and toddlers (0-5 yrs) are free. There are also ticket options for those not camping, and day, and evening ticket options. To buy tickets, click here.

The festival has concerts throughout various venues including the Amphitheatre, the Concert, the Grande, and the Bazaar.

The festival has an extensive Environmental Program called the GREENhouse. The Greenhouse explores birds, butterflies, urban wildlife, ideas for creating positive change, bicycles, sustainable societies, intentional communities, global capitalism and fuelling alternatives and more through debate, presentations, talks, films and forums.

It also promotes non-mainstream complementary medicine, ritual and ceremony with the traditional indigenous custodians of the festival site land.

More info

For detailed information about various aspects of the festival see the Woodford Folk Festival Information (includes detailed info on camping, travel, food & drink, and more).

The full confirmed line-up is Afro Dizzi Act featuring Jali Buba Kuyateh, Andrew Veivers, Angie Hart, Ark Room, Band of Brothers, Band of Frequencies, Bernard Carney and David Hyams, Bonjah, Brides of Groove, Busby Marou, Chloe Hall Trio, Chocolate Strings, Clare Bowditch, Claymore, Crosspulse Duo featuring Keith Terry and Evie, Ladin, Dallas Frasca, Damian Howard and the Ploughboys, Daniel Champagne, Deep Blue Orchestra, Dirt Music Club, Doc Span Band featuring Jane Michele, Doc Span Blues, Don McGlashan (NZ), Dr Strangeways, Dubmarine, Emma Dean, Extended Family, Fiona Boyes, Flap!, Folkoholics (Slovenia and Chile), Fred Smith Band, Frencham Smith, Ganga Giri, George Jackson and Davydd McDonald, Georgia Potter, Grace Barbe, Graeme Connors, Greg Sheehan, Hobson’s Choice, Hungry Kids of Hungary, Indigenous Intrudaz, Innes Campbell and Present Company, Iwantja Band, Jali Buba Kuyateh Solo (Senegal), Jambo Africa, James Blundell, James Morrison, Jen Cloher and The Endless Sea, Jigger, Jim Conway’s Big Wheel, John Butler Trio, John Schumann and the Vagabond Crew, Juke Baritone & The Swamp Dogs, Kaki King (USA), Kavisha Mazzella, Kim Churchill, Kim Cunio and Heather Lee, Labjacd, Lachlan Green, Laneous & The Family, Yah, Lentic - Ember Swift (Canada), Lisa Mitchell, Liz Frencham & Robbie Long, Lolo Lovina, Lothlorien, Mama Kin, Martin Pearson and The MP3, Matheson, Men Wot Sing, Merri-May Gill, Miguel, Miles and Karina, Mister and Sunbird, Mojo Juju & The Snake Oil Merchants, Montgomery, Barker & Burke, Mountain Mocha, Kilimanjaro (Japan), Mr Percival, Mzaza, Nano Stern (Chile), Nathan (Canada), Ngaiire, Nicky Bomba, Noel Gardner Trio, Paul Dempsey, Phil Manning, Pigeonwing Strings, Rapskallion, Rich'n'Famous, Round Mountain Girls, Ryan Meeking and The Few, Senor Cabrales, Shellie Morris, Squeebz, Street Warriors, Tashi Lhunpo Tibetan Monks, The Audreys, The Blues Preachers, The BordererS, the medics, The Middle East, The Mojo Webb Band, The Panics, The Perch Creek Family Jugband, The Red-Eyes, The Rhythm Hunters, The Rooftops, The Saruzu Quartet, The Sins, The Transbalkan Express, The Upsteppers, The Yabu Band, TiMBAH, Timothy Carroll, TinPan Orange, Toni Childs (USA), Tripod, Tulca mor, Vince Jones, Whitley, and Xenos.

More information will be here when available.

Sunday 27th December to Friday 1st January 2010
Woodford, near Brisbane, Australia, Australia
$454 (Australian dollars) for an adult ticket with camping, other options available
last updated: Tue 15th Dec 2009


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