The National Folk Festival Announces Over 40 More Acts for 2017

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As the first hot cross buns hit our supermarkets you know that Easter is not that far away – and that means neither is The National Folk Festival.

And now it’s time to get even more excited because The National has just added 30 more artists to its lineup.

First up we have the First Peoples’ program celebrating Aboriginal artists. This lineup includes Genise and Nicholas Williams, The Mission Songs Project (curated by Jessie Lloyd, above), Tilly Thomas, David Spry, Dr Jared Thomas, Kutcha Edwards, Dubmarine, Wiradjuri Echoes and The Djaadjawan Dancers.

As well as the First Peoples’ program The National has added a bunch more artists from around the country including Mic Conway’s National Junk Band, The Mae Trio, Heath Cullen, The String Contingent, The Barleyshakes, Kate Burke, Luke Plumb & Ruth Hazleton, The Morrisons and many more.

The National Folk Festival is held from the 13th to the 17th April in 2017 – for more information and tickets check out the official site here.

The National Folk Festival Adds More Artists

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The National Folk Festival have just added a bunch more artists to its already exciting lineup for 2017.

Heading up the announcement this time around include international artists like Jarlath Henderson (Northern Ireland), Katey Brooks (England), Mel Parsons (above, NZ) and Melisande (Canada).

Joining them from around Australia will be Andy Salvanos, Catherine Fraser Trio, David Spry, Colin Lillie, YuNiOn with Stonewave Taiko, Dubmarine, Kutcha Edwards, Zulya and the Children of the Underground, Sparrow-Folk, The Martins and 19-Twenty.

The National Folk Festival is held from the 13th to the 17th April in 2017 – for more information and tickets check out the official site here.

Second Round of Artists Added to the AWME lineup

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The second round of artists for this year’s Australasian Worldwide Music Expo (AWME) have just been announced and the festival is shaping up to be one not to miss.

Joining the likes of Henry Wagons, HOWQUA, Jess Ribeiro, Ruby Boots, Skipping Girl Vinegar and The Audreys will be Kutcha Edwards, Three Kings and Raised By Eagles (above), just to name a few.

AWME takes place in Melbourne from the 12th to 14th November. For more information check out the official site here.

The full 2015 lineup so far is below:

Anna O, Archer, The Audreys, Cash Savage & The Last Drinks, Chelsea Wilson (DJ) Cumbia Cosmonauts, The Deans, Deep Street Soul, Emma Donovan & The Putbacks, Emma Peel (DJ) Emma Thompson, Henry Wagons & The Only Children, HOWQUA, Jess Ribeiro, John Bennett with David Hyams, Kingfisha, Kutcha Edwards, Latinaotearoa, The Meltdown, Mick Thomas, Mojo Juju, Ngaiire, OKA, Pirra, Quarter Street, Raised By Eagles, Ruby Boots, Skipping Girl Vinegar, The Seven Ups, Three Kings, Thomas Oliver and Yirrmal.

The National Folk Festival Announce Even More Artists for 2015

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A bunch more artists were added to The National Folk Festival lineup this week and we can’t tell you how excited we are.

Firstly a plethora of indigenous artists will be gracing the stage at The National Folk Festival this year including soul/blues icon Kutcha Edwards, celebrated duo Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse, Golden Guitar winner Col Hardy, singer-songwriter John Bennett and the Djaadjawan Dancers.

These artists will be joined by the freshly announced My Friend The Chocolate Cake, Shane Howard, Christopher Coleman Collective, Restless Legs, Alex and Annette Hood, The Bush Music Club, The Button Collective, The Coalbrook Band, Coolfinn Mac, Folklore, John Peel, Lime and Steel, Round Mountain Girls, Ryebuck Bush Band, Scots on the Rocks, Señor Cabrales, Southern Cross Trawlers, The Transylvaniacs, Waiting For Guinness, The String Contingent, Ukulele Republic of Canberra, Cathie O’Sullivan, Coral Eden and the Melbourne Colonial Dancers, Dingo’s Breakfast, Frank Povah and Chris Cruise, Keith McKenry and Santa Taranta.

The National Folk Festival takes place over the Easter Long Weekend from the 2nd to the 6th April 2015. For more information check out the official site here.

WOMADelaide Announces More Acts for 2014

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This morning is all about the festival announcement with WOMADelaide the latest event to add to it’s 2014 lineup. Joining the previously announced Billy Bragg, Osaka Monaurail, Living Room and Ngaiire are:

  • Pioneers of positive and socially-conscious hip hop music Arrested Development
  • Scottish Folk Band of the Year at the 2012 Trads, Breabach
  • Spanish flamenco jazz fusion star Buika
  • Reunion Island blues hero, Danyel Waro
  • Voice of the Tunisian revolution, Emel Mathlouthi
  • Indigenous Australian singer-songwriter, Kutcha Edwards
  • Hawaiian slack key guitarist and activist, Makana
  • Zimbabwe’s dynamic young band, Mokoomba
  • Brooklyn’s Bhangra and brass party band, Red Baraat
  • British traveller music revivalist and Timber and Steel favourite Sam Lee
  • China’s folk phenomenon, Shanren.

Out of that list we’re obviously most excited about Sam Lee’s first Australian visit but overall it’s a very very strong outing. The full WOMADelaide lineup will be announced on the 14th November so stay tuned!

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