Woodford Folk Festival is one of Australia’s largest and most iconic events (and one of the largest ‘folk’ festivals in the world). It is also the largest gathering of artists and musicians in Australia. The programme encompasses the depth and diversity of Australia’s cultural, artistic and social expression with music, dance, cabaret, circus, comedy, workshops, debate, street theatre, films, forums, visual arts, an entire children's festival and many special presentations including a spectacular fire event on New Year’s Day.
Woodford Folk Festival is an annual six day and night event running from the 27th December through to late on the 1st January. This year over 400 acts will perform across 25 venues to an aggregate attendance of approximately 120,000 people. This year, it celebrates its 30th festival.Woodford Folk Festival is produced by the Queensland Folk Federation, a not for profit, community association. Despite its large size, the festival has retained its grassroots, non-commercial feel. It is popular with all ages, and the festival atmosphere is the most highly rated aspect of the event in visitor surveys. In addition to all the performances going on in the 25 venues (most are indoor except for the large amphitheatre), the festival streets are alive with roving street theatre, parades, art and spontaneous performances day and night.
The Festival’s home, Woodfordia, is an hour’s drive northwest of Brisbane. A 500 acre property that has been developed into a cultural parkland dedicated to the arts, humanities and lore, Woodfordia has infrastructure to accommodate a live-in population of 25,000 people and has been lovingly regenerated with over 100,000 subtropical rainforest trees, orchids, ferns and sedges planted to create habitat for butterflies and wildlife.
www.woodfordfolkfestival.com for more information and how to buy tickets.
Woodford Folk Festival
27 Dec 2015 - 01 Jan 2016
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