We love that everyone has a different experience at Woodford. That is not unexpected with over 1500 programmed events over the six days and nights. If the sheer scale of Woodford’s programme seems overwhelming, and you’re looking for a more manageable entry point, you might like to take a look at a few festival journey suggestions from our team:
Woodford Folk Festival
Every year, we make it our mission to fill the land of Woodfordia with beautiful spaces; magical nooks and crannies to explore that ignite the imagination. The Sacred Union Labyrinth is one of said spaces. Robin Clayfield is the creative soul behind this beloved festival feature and sat down with Claire Meraki at last year’s festival to discuss the inception of her wonderful labyrinth and share her Woodfordian journey.
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.
Woodford Folk Festival can be any number of things: a wellness retreat, a food safari, a musical tour, a fairground, a theatre, a circus, an art school or a comedy club. There’s something for everyone, even the littlest ones. Lovingly wrapped in the arms of the folk festival, lies the Children’s Festival – a bright, eye-widening wonderland.
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.
Look closer! The 2019/20 Woodford Folk Festival Poster was created by over 300 Woodfordians. Check out our behind the scenes blog here to see how this massive collaborative creation was made.
Two thirds of the volunteers each year are returning festival volunteers, testament to the fact that it’s an experience you will never forget. It’s an opportunity to meet new people from all over Australia and the world, be part of a passionate community and it can also be a more affordable way of participating in the festival.
This theme inspired Artist in Residence, Gavin Ryan, to make quite a radical departure from the style and
technique he has been employing in his poster design for the last ten years.
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.