The Port Fairy Folk Festival, one of Australia’s favourite folk festivals, has just announced it’s first round artist lineup for 2011 and it’s an absolute rip roarer. Headlining next year’s festival is the incomparable Mary Black, coming all the way from Ireland to entertain the crowd. Other international guests include Luka Bloom (above), Breabach, Andy Irvine & Rens Van der Zalm and Tony McManus among others. On the local front the lineup is just as strong featuring the likes of David Bridie, The Gin Club, Dan Kelly’s Dream Band, The Little Stevies, Deborah Conway & Willy Zygier, Bob Evans, Shane Nicholson, Vika & Linda, The Bushwackers and Mic Conway’s National Junk Band.
Tickets for The Port Fairy Folk Festival are on sale now. The festival is held from the 11th – 14th March in Port Fairy, Victoria. The full first lineup announcement is below:
Mary Black, Luka Bloom, Breabach, The Cottars, Crooked Still, Dark Horses, Rosie Flores, Andy Irvine & Rens Van der Zalm, Les Chauffeurs á Pieds, Martin Simpson, Tony McManus, The Nano Stern Band, Tim O’Brien Two Oceans Trio, Andy White, David Bridie, Rosie Burgess Band, The Gin Club, Dan Kelly’s Dream, Band, Racz ‘N Waters, The Little Stevies, Frank Yamma, Deborah Conway & Willy Zygier, Bob Evans, Shane Howard, Jordie Lane, Blue Shaddy, Joe Chindamo Band, Liz Stringer, Vika & Linda, The Barleyshakes, The Bostocks, The Bushwackers, The Go Set, The George Jackson Band, Wheelers And Dealers, Jane Germain & The Yahoos, Ali Mills, Shane Nicholson, Tribute To Johnny Cash, Akasa, Bombay Royale, Valanga And Andrea Khoza, Madre Monte, Oka, The Barons Of Tang, Mic Conway’s National Junk Band, Christa Hughes and Mr Percival