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.
Amanda Palmer, Adalita, Methyl Ethel, Mansionair, Ainslie Willis, The Little Stevies, Silver Sircus, Half Moon Run, Tash Sultana, Oh Pep, Urthboy, Little May, Marvell, Gold Member, Jimmy Davis, Gang Of Youths, Parcels, Jackie Marshall, Thelma Plum, The Fergies, Alfanant, Amanda Palmer, Brendan Maclean, Ben Walsh: Remix Experiment, Wallis Bird, Steve Politz, Mark Moroney, Stu Larsen, Tobias, Linsey Pollak & Lizzie O’Keefe, Desert Child, Hot Potato Band, Essie Thomas Ensemble, and Buff Saint Marie.
Tickets are sold on a tier system, currently priced at $571 (Australian dollars) for an adult ticket the whole event with camping, youth tickets (13-17 yrs) are $405, child (6-12 yrs) $26, 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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