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 580 events. The Festival features mainly Australian performers and a generous gathering of special international guests, as well as an extensive emerging artists programme.
Beth Orton, Julian Marley, The Basics, Clare Bowditch, Matt Corby, Tim Finn, Half Moon Run, Busby Marou, Buffalo Tales, Chance Waters, Thelma Plum, Shellie Morris, Blue King Brown, Brendan Maclean, GANGgajang, Jordie Lane, Rose Cousins, Babylon Circus, Breabach, Rachel Sermanni,The Twoks, Ange Takats, Bearded Gypsy Band, Brendan Maclean, Buffalo Tales, Busby Marou, Chance Waters, Darren Hanlon, DeepBlue Indian Stories, Festival Friends Folk Rock Pop, fRETfEST, Golden Sound, Half Moon Run, Hey Geronimo, Matt Corby, Nova Heart, Phebe Starr, Rachel Sermanni, The Dawn Chorus, The Lamplights, The Twoks, Tom Ward, Alawishus Jones, CC the Cat, Cleveland, Deep Street Soul, Ensemble Formidable, Golden Sound, Harry Manx, Hat Fitz & Cara, Hi-Tops Brass Band, His Merry Men, Kingfisha, Marshall & The Pride, Minnie Marks, Susy Blue, Tami Neilson, The Mojo Webb Band, The Quarry Mountain Dead Rats, Wild Marmalade, A4 Circus Ensemble, Wild Marmalade, Abyssinian Dance Group, Airileke Ingram, Alex Mizzen, Alexander W, Amina Eastham-Hillier, Anaheke Metua, Andrea Kirwin, Andrew Byrne, Andrew Clermont's Supper Club, Andrew Powell MP, Andy Green Anja Light, Anthony Ackroyd, Arjun Raina, Azande Sudan Cultural Dance Group, Baix Emporda, Barleyshakes, Bernard Gardiner, Big Rory & Ochie, Bilge Ozgun with Dijla Ensemble, Billy Liar, Cartoon Dave, Chef Matt & Chef Chris, Children's Story Theatre Workshops, Circadia After Dark, Circus Arts North, Classic Arabic Takht Ensemble, Cocoloco, Cole & Van Dijk, Company 2 with The Crusty Suitcase Band, CR Avery, David Trappes, Davydd McDonald, Don Jarmy, Donna Thordarson, Dr Nirala Jacobi, Dr Sketchy's Anti-Art School, DukeBox Bailey, Empire Swing, Festival Friends Ceremony, and more. For the full programme, click here.
Tickets are priced at $429 (Australian dollars) for an adult ticket the whole event with camping, youth tickets (13-17 yrs) are $304, child (6-12 yrs) $20, and toddlers (0-5 yrs) are free. There are also ticket options for those not camping, and day, and evening ticket options.
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.
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.
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).
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