Woodford Folk Festival 2019

Woodford Folk Festival 2019

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

Woodford Folk Festival 2019

More than 2000 artists, musicians and performers will unite at Woodford from 27 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.

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.

Woodford Folk Festival Head of Programming Chloe Goodyear said the new programme for 2019 included more than 1600 shows that would  inspire and excite festival goers.

“The programme is a collection of performances, workshops, talks and experiences that celebrate who we are, examine the issues we’re facing as a global and local community and inspire us to move forward together,” Ms Goodyear said.

“It is a coming together of souls, a bubbling cauldron of expression and creativity, an exploration of our cultures and a celebration of a compassionate community.”

An estimated 132,000 people are expected to attend the six-day festival which will begin with the iconic Opening Ceremony and close with a spectacular Fire Event showcase on New Year’s Day.

Programme highlights include performances by award-winning country music artist Kasey Chambers, Australian indie pop singer Emma Louise, Amanda Palmer on her There Will be No Intermission tour, Lior playing his full Autumn Flow album with band and strings, Horrorshow and The Herd.

Award-winning singer and song writer Kate Miller-Heidke will return along with Harry Manx, Electric Fields and Archie Roach in his first shows with Paul Grabrowsky for his Tell Me Why memoir and accompanying album.

Festival speakers and panel discussion talent includes Leigh Sales interviewing Michael Gudinski, US Author of Biology of Belief Dr Bruce Lipton, Journalist Kerry O’Brien with Noel Pearson and Rhoda Roberts in her annual Ancient Culture, New Conversations series.

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.

RACQ Living is giving RACQ members the chance to win a family pass to the 2019 Woodford Folk for two adults and two children which includes camping, parking and entry to the festival, valued at $2126. Enter now for your chance to win, competition ends 4 December 2019.