Spoiled for choice

Australia’s largest not-for-profit arts and music festival returns to Woodford.

More than 2000 artists, musicians and performers will converge on the Moreton Bay suburb of Woodford from 24 December – 1 January for the annual Woodford Folk Festival.

Held at the 200ha Woodfordia village, the Woodford Folk Festival showcases the best of Australia’s creative scene, bringing together music, art, circus, cabaret, yoga, dance, comedy and ritual.

By far the best way to immerse yourself in the full festival experience is to stay on-site at Woodfordia in the parkland campgrounds. The campsite houses up to 25,000 people in a range of accommodation, from environmentally-friendly cardboard tents to luxury glamping sites complete with real beds.

Programme highlights include performances by Australian and international musicians The Cat Empire, Kimba and Xavier Rudd.

The Speakers and Ideas line-up features lectures by Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, Anthony Albanese and Gardening Australia host Costa Georgiadis.

If art is more your scene, you can learn to crochet, learn drawing skills, try your hand at the potter’s wheel or even build a working mechanical claw one of the festival’s many workshops.

Keep the kids entertained at the Children’s Festival, where kids can learn yoga, join a drum circle or create tools from nature.

Adult tickets start at $130 for a one-day pass with season tickets, camping passes and parking also available.

For more information visit woodfordfolkfestival.com.