On Thursday 26 December, Youth Season Campers are invited to attend the opening of Dja-Mandji – a shaded hangout area for the festival’s ever-growing tribe of teens. It’s a Jinibara phrase that means “place of friends”. Sunny Coast crooners, The Dreggs, will be playing a special unplugged set, warming up the space for the festival ahead.
A feast for your noodle, this year’s Speakers and Ideas programme features 100+ inspiring, witty and downright remarkable people, covering everything from the environment, politics and government, social justice, health, death, business, education, music and matters concerning Indigenous Australia. We hope it challenges, inspires and exhilarates you as much as it does us. Here’s to spending our New Year period in celebration, contemplation and discussion.
future is looking bright, Woodfordians. The full programme for Woodford Folk Festival 2019/20 is out now and we couldn’t be happier with the outcome. As always, this is a programme created by, with and for many, many people. With 1500+ shows across 25 stages, we’re hoping there’s something to satiate all Woodfordians, great and small.
Calling all puzzle buffs! An artwork of monumental importance has been broken into 16 jigsaw pieces and scattered across Woodfordia’s online channels. Should you wish to lay eyes on this colourful creation in its exquisite entirety, you must seek out all 16 segments.
Imagine a fleeting but mighty township. It’s people – deeply kind, unapologetically themselves and full of a yearning to feed mind, body and soul. For six days and six nights at the end of the year, this very place and these very people exist in a paradise that is known as Woodford Folk Festival.
WOODFORD Folk Festival director Bill Hauritz has provided an intimate insight into former Prime Minister Bob Hawke’s last days, his character and the love affair he came to have with the Sunshine Coast’s favourite festival.
DO YOU WANT TO BE THE FIRST TO KNOW WHO IS PERFORMING AT WOODFORD FOLK FESTIVAL THIS YEAR? WELL, WE WANT YOU TO BE INVOLVED IN THE LAUNCH!
We owe the motor vehicle so much. It’s liberated us from the tyranny of distance, given us freedom and the ability to expand our horizons, and inspired some of the best rock songs ever (all by Chuck Berry).
If all the acts in this year’s Woodford Folk Festival programme were strung end-to-end, the performances would run for 93 continuous days – that’s 279 business days, or 56 working weeks!