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.
Woodford Folk Festival
Whether you’re not going to make Woodford Folk Festival 2019/20 or whether you already know that you can’t get enough of this year’s incredible performers, the OM (Old Museum, Brisbane) is the OG in terms of Woodfordia’s international artists’ side shows.
In a tent in Woodford Folk Festival’s Amphitheatre, a strange child is being born. Some of the world’s leading puppet artists and a team of volunteers are putting the finishing touches on the first of a series of giant puppets, which will be the central characters in the festival’s Closing Ceremony over the next three years.
This year marks a decade of the Pineapple Lounge serving juicy beats and equally as juicy Shampine. Whether you are a newfound Woodfordian or have a collection of memories from this slice of festival paradise, we invite you to join us in the celebrations. The Pineapple Lounge is loved by many, with its billowy, soft and relaxing corners.
A watery haven for Woodfordians two-legged, fishy, leafy and feathered, Lake Gkula is not only a place for fun and frivolity but of important and fragile biodiversity. Test your knowledge and take our quiz below for a chance to win $100 worth of sun-smart goodies from our Emporium of Keepsakes.
Fancy something bubbly and cold? Of course you do! Introducing Sobah, a non-alcoholic craft beer company that aims to break down the stigma of socialising whilst sober. Sobah is Aboriginal owned and led, based on Yugambeh country (Gold Coast).
If you weren’t ‘you’ when you had your prom, formal or school dance, 20 years ago or two weeks ago, this is the night to reclaim it. The imperfect nature of this supposed enchanted night has left many of us longing for a do over. Taffeta, tulle, tuxes and tunes – if you’re
While our wonderful performers get the official ‘star’ billing, we save our very special applause for the quiet stars of our events – the Volunteers.
We have over 2700 folks from all over Australia and the world contributing to the creation and operation of the festival.
Walking into Greta Hartley’s stall, Munay Designs, is a bit like entering a mermaid’s treasure trove. The Sunshine Coast local has been creating jewellery for many moons now. Her handcrafted jewels are made with crystals, sterling silver, hill tribe silver, stones, shells, as well as with purpose and lashings of love. Greta draws her design inspiration from time spent in the sunny parts of the world, flitting between Australia and Thailand throughout the year.
Is that close harmony sound made even better when it’s made by identical twins? Laura Cortese dragged us to see The Brother Brothers at an FAI concert a few years ago. We loved their music (and we’ve since heard that they’re quite the funnymen). We look forward to introducing them to Australia (we’re sending them on tour post-festival).