One of Australia’s most loved festivals will make a spectacular return this December.
The Woodford Folk Festival will celebrate it’s 29th year over six days and nights, featuring over 400 acts presenting 1556 shows in 35 performance venues.
This year’s music programme highlights include:
Violent Femmes (USA), Bertie Blackman, The Cat Empire, Archie Roach, Nahko and Medicine for the People (USA), The Topp Twins (NZ), Sticky Fingers, Kate Miller-Heidke, Jeff Lang, Lau (SCOT), Matt Anderson (CAN), Christine Anu, Tiny Ruins (NZ), Del Barber (CAN), We Two Thieves, Shooglenifty (SCOT), Led Kaapana (HAW), Hiatus Kiayote, Mia Dyson, Darren Middleton, John Smith (ENG), Jenn Grant (CAN).
‘Folk means people and Woodford offers the honest music of the people of most parts of the globe. Another definition might be that it’s a temporary city in the humid rain forest where people co-exist for the sake of listening to that music. Any way you look at it the range and mass of art and audience at Woodford is unique in the Aussie festival scene. I enjoy attending Woodford because there are always surprise gems like a sitarist playing by candlelight or Canadian maritime music around a campfire. The organisers are music lovers foremost and put their hearts into it.’
Brian Ritchie, Violent Femmes
The festival invites people from all walks of life to come and share and exchange ideas with topics ranging from global socio-political matters, to science the inner-working of our cognitive selves. Woodfolk welcomes: Bob Hawke, Josh Fox (USA), Rhoda Roberts, Uncle Jack Charles, Catherine Deveny, Sean Choolburra, Richard Fidler, Robert Llewellyn (ENG), Juice Rap News, Karen Middleton, Nigel Brennan, Tim Cope, Tenzin Choegyal, Professor Ian Lowe, Rod Quantock, Fiona Scott Norman, Anna Rose, Simon Sheikh.
Woodford is a little escape from the everyday. There will be some 40 food stores and 14 bars providing an assortment of culinary delights. Nestled in a 500-acre parkland in the Sunshine Coast hinterland the open expanse provides an oasis for festival goers- music, art, and craft all hidden away in a unique and beautiful part of Australia.
See a full list of the festival program here
The Festival runs from 27 December 2014 – 1 January 2015
For more information on the festival ticket pricing and camping options please visit woodfordfolk.com