The Woodford Folk Festival is an event of international standing. Held over six days and six nights from Dec 27th through to January 1st. More than 2000 performers and 580 events are programmed featuring local, national and international guests.
The exciting programme featuring concerts, dances, street theatre, writers' panels, film festival, comedy sessions, acoustic jams, social dialogue and debate, folk medicine, an entire children's festival, an environmental programme featuring talks, debates and films, art and craft workshops, circus performances and workshops, late night cabarets, parades and special events including a spectacular fire event.
Within the festival village you can find 22 performance venues, of which 18 are all weather. The festival streets are lined with restaurants, cafes, stalls, bars, street theatre and parades. Tree-filled campgrounds, butterfly walks, ponds and wildlife complete the picturesque site.
The festival appeals to a diverse audience with all ages and many nationalities attracted each year. The event is powered by an army of volunteers whose numbers are now in excess of 2800. Volunteering is a great way to get involved and experience the spirit of the Woodford Folk Festival. Go to http://www.woodfordfolkfestival.com/volunteers for more information.
We are delighted once again to be presenting the Woodford Folk Festival and are very much looking forward to another exciting festival this year.
The Woodford Folk Festival
27 Dec 2010 to 01 January 2011
6 Nights at the Amphitheatre
Monday 27 Dec: A beautiful opening ceremony is followed by the triumphant return of the magic-pipe and That 1 Guy and the sheer joy of one of Australia's favourite live acts, The Cat Empire.
Tuesday 28 Dec: Welcome Senegalese/French hiphop outfit Daara J Family, US-based soul-explosion The Dynamites feat. Charles Walker, and the feel-good sounds of two-time Grammy award winners Arrested Development.
Wednesday 29 Dec: With hammer-and-tong rock outfit The Basics, ex-Midnight Oil and Violent Femme members reimagining thundering surf sounds with The Break, and iconic Aussie alt-rock legends You Am I, it's Rock, Roll, and weird sci-fi psycho-surf sounds.
Thursday 30 Dec: Welcome to the carnival -- ex-Butterfingers frontman Evil Eddie, Norwegian multi-instrumentalists Katzenjammer, revolutionary Aussie tour de force Blue King Brown, and a dance meltdown with mad scientist That 1 Guy.
Friday 31 Dec: Four hours of exuberant New Year's Eve Celebration with The Big Bang featuring The Bird, Circle of Rhythm, Greg Sheehan, The Barons of Tang, Spankinhide, Yeshe, Ali Baba, Mani Neumeier and Etsuko Watanabe, Rasa Duende, Fourplay, stringmansassy, Tenzin Choegyal, Zulya and Mr Percival.
Saturday 1 Jan: The entire festival site shuts down and all Festivillians make the pilgrimage to the beautiful Ampthitheatre for our closing celebration, The Fire Event. Featuring a Choir of over 100 campers and a beautifully scored soundtrack to rituals played out with lanterns, dancers, and fire.
For full Festival Information visit: http://www.woodfordfolkfestival.com/programme/
A taste of more...
BABELbarong: the performance/event, Bob Hawke: Unionists -- Wreckers or Heroes?, Briefs, Barry Morgan's World of Organs, Brazilian Samba Dance Workshop, Christa Hughes and the Honkytonk Shonks, Disturbia II: Pigford 2525, DVA, Eurovision Kaoss Cabaret, Flames of Discontent, Flying Circus, Hat Fitz and Cara Robinson in the Blues, Green Mythbusters, Get on Up, Great Comedy Debate, Inna Dancehall Style, Integrative Medicine -- Where Are We Going?, JAPAN: Ancient Heartbeat, Kecak Chant and Dance, Kerry and the Couch, Martin and John's Troubadour Breakfast Special, New Ways to Wellness -- The Success Stories...
New Year's Eve at Woodfordia: There are so very many ways to ring in the New Year at the Woodford Folk Festival!
Oak, Ash, Thorn... and Glitter! A Very English New Year, The Big Bang, The Grande, First Nations - New Years Eve with Dubmarine, Concert, Folklorica, Trailer Trash...
And much much more...
22 performance venues, of which 18 are all weather, Woodford
All Sunshine Coast events, gigs, functions etc... onsite are correct as per information provided at time of uploading, please always verify times or dates directly with the venues to avoid disappointment.
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