Full Lineup Announced for the 2015/16 Woodford Folk Festival

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Over the weekend the Woodford Folk Festival revealed their 2015/16 lineup and it’s time to get excited. As usual the Woodford Folk Festival have delivered a lineup of artists taken from the best of folk, roots, rock and world music that’s bound to satisfy any music lover.

If you head to Woodford over the New Year period you’ll get a chance to see the likes of Dougie Maclean, Michael Franti, Harry Manx, The East Pointers, Irish Mythen, Marlon Williams, Kim Churchill, Lanie Lane, Josh Pyke, Katie Noonan, The Paper Kites, Tinpan Orange, Timberwolf, Jacinta Price, Tolka, Starboard Cannons, Davidson Brothers, Lucie Thorne & Hamish Stuart, Hat Fitz & Cara, Broads, Andrew Clermont, Catgut, Lime and Steel, One Up, Two Down, Kaurna Cronin, All Our Exes Live In Texas, Loren Kate, Totally Gourdgeous, The Little Stevies, Daniel Champagne and many more.

The Woodford Folk Festival takes place near Woodford, Queensland from the 27th December to 1st January. Check out the official website for the full lineup and more information.

Full Lineup for the Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival

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The Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival is just under two weeks away and if you haven’t seen the lineup yet you’re in for a treat.

Boasting a bunch of Timber and Steel favourites, the Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival takes place from Friday 16th to Sunday 18th October in Australia’s most beautiful valley.

This year’s festival is set to feature 19-Twenty, Andrew Clermont, Berry Silver Band, Black Joak Morris, The BordererS, Broads, Bush Music Club Inc, The Button Collective, Cantares, Carl Pannuzzo, Chaika (above), Chloë & Jason Roweth, Circus Wow, Colin Towns, Cool Mountain Duo, Daniel Lucas, Danny Spooner, Dorothy Schunmann, Ecopella, Edema Ruh, Elwood Myre, Fatchuwawa, FolkLines, Fresh Off the Boat, Glover & Sorrensen, Good Girl, Grace Barr, Grapevine Jane, Gregory North, Halfway to Forth, The Hollands, Horse & Wood, InspeKtor gadje, Jim & Ingrid Rehle-Williams, John Bennett & David Hyams, Kangaleles, Ken Gates, Kenny Bartley (Super Kenny), Kiki and Pascal, Mal Webb, Martin Fairweather, Martin Howells, Maypole with Molly, Men With Day Jobs, Miss Eileen & King Lear, Naomi Doherty, Nick Rheinberger, Nigel Wearne, No Such Thing, Old Married Couple, The Pacitti’s, Pamela Wilson, Pastrami on Ryebuck, Paul Carr, Penelope Swales, Pete Wild Trio, Rose & Shamrock Ceili Band, Ruido, Set In Their Ways, The Shining Wits, Sidetalk, Solidarity Choir, Sparrow Folk, the STRUMpets, Totally Gourdgeous, Trilogy, Wild Honey, The Winnetts, Women in Docs and more.

For more information on the Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival, including how to get your hands on tickets, check out the official site here.

Port Fairy Second Announcement

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Another festival to announce their lineup over the weekend was Port Fairy, who released their second round of artists on Sunday night. Joining an already packed lineup are the likes of Breabach, Damien Dempsey, Love Over Gold, Hanggai, Mama Kin, Oh Pep!, Sásta, Shane Nicholson, Tolka, Totally Gourdgeous, The Twoks and many many more.

The Port Fairy Folk Festival takes place in Port Fairy, Victoria from the 7th to 10th March. For more information check out the official site here. The full second lineup announcement is below:

International: Breabach (Scotland), Damien Dempsey (Ireland), Love Over Gold (USA), The Good Lovelies (Canada), Hanggai (Mongolia), The Jammin’ Divas (USA)

National: Bruce Mathiske, Claymore, Cole & Van Dijk, Deborah Conway & Willy Zygier, John Patrick & The Keepers, Mama Kin, Nick Charles, Oh Pep!, Rapskallion, Saoirse, Sammy J, Sásta, Shane Nicholson, Suzette Herft & The Heartstrings, Tolka, Totally Gourdgeous, Tom Richardson, The Twoks, Yirrmal And The Yolngu Boys.

The Full 2013 Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival Lineup For This Weekend

Loren Kate
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The Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival, set in “Australia’s most beautiful valley” kicks off this Friday and it’s shaping up to be an amazing event. First of all there’s the lineup, some of which we’ve already teased, and all of which we can share below:

Alanna and Alicia, Aaron Strickland, Andrew Clermont, Andy Gordon, Ashcapella, Battlers’ Ballad, Baxter Stone, Benny Fowler, Black Joak Morris, Buasavanh Tribal Belly Dance, Bukhu, Canberra Contra Club, Chaika, Chooks On A Hot Tin Roof, Ciderjam, Cilla Jane, Circus Wow, The Creatures Rose, The Cyrenes, Daniel Allars, Danny Ross, Ecopella, Elwood Myre & the Wing Walkers, Fig Jam, First Light Toybox Circus Workshops, Food of Love Choir, Gregory North, Guyy Lilleyman,Inspektor Gadje, Jack Carty, Julia & the Deep Sea Sirens, Julie Bishop with Ryebuck, Kalascima, Kangaleles, Kenny Bartley, The Little Sisters, Loren Kate, Lucette, MaD aDaM, Mal Webb, Margaret & Bill Winnett, Martin Howells, Mic Conway with Robbie Long, Meet Milly, Miss Molly’s Maypole, No Such Thing, Penelope Swales, Phil Garland, The Recycled String Band Trio, Revontulet, Ruido Flamenco, Stiff Gins, Totally Gourdgeous, Trilogy, Vendulka, Virmalised Estonian Folk Dancing, Wheeze & Suck Band and many more

Secondly the full program has been revealed so you can plan your entire weekend here.

And finally there’s the stella news that tickets to the event are still available – if you’re in Sydney or Canberra it’s just a couple of hours in the car so well worth the trip. We also have it on good authority that the Kangaroo Valley area is not affected by the NSW bushfires. The festival takes place from the 25th to 27th October. For more information check out the official site here.

Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival Reveals 2013 Lineup

Jack Carty
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The Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival, held in Kangaroo Valley in NSW from the 25th to 27th October, is reputably one of the most beautifully located folk festivals in the country so it’s no wonder they attract some of the best and brightest artists each and every year.

2013 is no different with some of Timber and Steel’s favourite artists appearing on a chock-a-block lineup including Alanna & Alicia Egan, Andrew Clermont, Chaika, Fig Jam, Jack Carty (above), Julia & the Deep Sea Sirens, Loren Kate, Mal Webb, Penelope Swales, Phil Garland, Stiff Gins, Totally Gourdgeous and many many more.

Earlybird tickets for the festivals are available until the end of August. For more information on the Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival check out the official site here. The full lineup announcement is below:

Alanna & Alicia, Aaron Strickland, Andrew Clermont, Andy Gordon, Battlers’ Ballad, Benny Fowler, Black Joak Morris, Bliss Bellydance, Bukhu Mongolian throat singer, Canberra Contra Club, Chaika, Chooks On A Hot Tin Roof, Cilla Jane, Circus Wow, Creatures Rose, Daniel Allars, Ecopella, Elwood Myre & the Wing Walkers, Fig Jam, First Light Toybox Circus Workshops, Food of Love Choir, Gregory North, Guyy Lilleyman, Inspektor Gadje, Jack Carty, Julia & the Deep Sea Sirens, Julie Bishop, Kalascima, Kangaleles, Kenny Bartley, Kissin Cousins, Loren Kate, Lucette, MaD aDaM, Madis and Tiina Alvre, Mal Webb, Martin Howells, Mic Conway with Robbie Long, Miss Molly’s Maypole, No Such Thing, Penelope Swales, Phil Garland, The Recycled String Band Trio, Round Mountain Girls, Stiff Gins, Totally Gordgeous, Trilogy, Vendulka, Wheeze & Suck Band, Margaret & Bill Winnett

Palm Creek Folk Festival Announces Full 2013 Lineup

penny larkins and carl pannuzzo
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While the weather has definitely become very cool in the southern states our northern neighbours are still basking in the sun and reminding us that there are places in Australia where you never truly have to put up with winter. And being a folky the perfect excuse to escape the cold is to head to the Palm Creek Folk Festival this June.

Held about 40kms south of Townsville from the 7th to the 10th June, the Palm Creek Folk Festival is the perfect folky oasis in the middle of the bleak winter months. The festival has just announced its full line up as well making it even more enticing with artists like Mal Webb, Nicky Bomba’s Bustamento, Penny Larkins and Carl Pannuzzo (above), Richard Perso, Siskin River, Totally Gourdgeous and more on the bill.

Weekend tickets are just $125 and they can be picked up from the official site here. Check out the full Palm Creek Folk Festival lineup below:

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Angharad Drake
Block of Flats
Dana Lyons
David Flower
Dogs in Doorwayz
Don Jarmey
Freakee Bizness
Goodo and the Sexicleistics
Halelujah Baby
Hannah Rosa
Innes Cambell
Jeremiah Johnson
Leigh Sloggett
Love Lane
Mal Webb
Marcy Prospects
Melissa Saunders and FishJam
Mick Makin
Nicky Bomba’s Bustamento
Penny Larkins and Carl Pannuzzo
Peter Dymond-Ramplin
Richard Perso
Rusty Datsuns
Siskin River
The Lamplights
The Wee Johnny’s
Totally Gourdgeous
Townsville Ukelele Club
Wassa Rhythms of West Africa
Wattle n Gum Bush Band
Woodenbong Fire Tribe

Fleurieu Folk Festival Announces 2011 Program

The Yearlings
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South Australia’s best loved folk event, the Fleurieu Folk Festival, has just announced the lineup to its 2011 event to be held from the 21st to 23rd October in Willunga. Fleurieu is considered by many to be one of the hidden gems on the national folk calendar with many praising its ability to draw high quality acts while still maintaining an intimate, community feel.

This year should be no different with the likes of Totally Gourdgeous, Danny Spooner, Martin Pearson, Lucy Wise, Mal Webb, The Yearlings (above), Don Bruce, Traveller and Fortune and many many more all making an appearance (check the full lineup here). If you’re looking for a great weekend of folky goodness this year we’d highly suggest checking out Fleurieu.

New Artists Added to the 2011 National Folk Festival

The Crooked Fiddle Band
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The National Folk Festival, held in Canberra over Easter each year, has announced another round of teaser headliners along with the release of it’s second lot of early bird tickets. The lineup additions include the who’s who of Australian and international contemporary and traditional folk including Shane Howard, Ricardo Tesi & Banditaliana, Catriona McKay & Chris Stout, Jodi Martin, Kim Cunio and Heather Lee, Margret RoadKnight, Martha Tilston & The Woods, Nancy Kerr & James Fagan, The Crooked Fiddle Band (above), The Barons Of Tang, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Totally Gourdgeous and Pacific Curls.

The first round of artist announcements for The National Folk Festival can be found here. Tickets and more information is available at the official web site.

2010/11 Woodford Folk Festival Artist Announcement

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The last of the major New Year’s Eve festivals to announce their artist lineup is by no means the least with The Woodford Folk Festival last night releasing an awesome program of folk, world, roots and indie music. The folk festival, easily among the most popular in the country, is held near Woodford, Queensland from the 27th December to the 1st January. The lineup contains a bunch of musicians either featured or supported by Timber and Steel including Basement Birds, Blue King Brown, Katie Noonan & The Captains, Kim Churchill, Lior, Mal Webb, Mama Kin, Martin Pearson, Sally Seltmann, Ted Egan, That 1 Guy, The Cat Empire, The Crooked Fiddle Band, The Little Stevies, The Wilson Pickers (above), TinPan Orange and Totally Gourdgeous. The Woodford Folk Festival will also feature a number of artists, speakers, comedians and presentations making it one of the most dynamic events of its type.

The full musical lineup is (deep breath now…):

A French Butler Called Smith, Aaron Hopper, Abbie Cardwell and Her Leading Men, Ajak Kwai, Al-Andaluz, Alesa Lajana, Ali Baba, Andrew Clermont’s BluRaga, Andrew Veivers, Angela Little’s CELTIC FIRE, Aquapella World Music Choir, Archie Roach, Arrested Development, Asa Broomhall, Barry Morgan, Basement Birds, Baskery, belladiva, Blue King Brown, Brides of Groove, Bygone Error, CashMo Jo, Choclo y la Orgia Cosmica, Christa Hughes and the Honkytonk Shonks, Christos Baltzidis, Chukale, Afro Cuban Salsa Ensemble, Circle of Rhythm, cloudstreet, Collard Greens and Gravy, Crusty Suitcase Band, Cumbia Cosmonauts, Dan Mangan, Dan Parsons, Daara J Family, De Santi Famiglia, Dead Letter Chorus, Diana Anaid, Dick Desert, Drawn from Bees, Dubmarine, Dva, Dya Singh World Music Group, Edge of Colour, Evil Eddie, Ewan MacKenzie and Swing Manouche, Fabian Vlademik, Felix and the Phoenix, Flange Desire, Flap!, Folk Uke, Fourplay, Fyah Walk, Geoffrey Williams, Gossling, Greg Sheehan, Hat Fitz and Cara Robinson, Hermitude, Holly McNarland, Hugh McDonald, Georgia and Katherine, Jackie Marshall, Jambezi, Jan Preston, Jeff Lang, Jenny Hval, Jess Ribeiro and The Bone, Collectors, Jevan Cole and Jan Van Dijk, Jill Barber, Jim Conway’s Little Wheel, Jo Quail, John Malcolm, John Thompson, Juzzie Smith, Kate Miller-Heidke, Katie Noonan & The Captains, Katzenjammer, Kim Churchill, Kim Cunio and Heather Lee, Kingfisha, KKarimba, kooii, Kristina Olsen, LAIQUE, Laneous & The Family Yah, Leah Flanagan, Leroy Lee, Lil’ Fi & the Gallery of Enlightened Rogues, Linsey Pollak, Lior, Little Creatures, Love in the Circus, Mal Webb, Mama Kin, Mani Neumeier & Etsuko Watanabe, Marimbas on the Green, Marshall & the Fro, Martin Pearson, Matthew Barber, Microwave Jenny, Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen, Mikki Ross and the Wizz Bang Theatre, Mista Savona, Monsieur Camembert, Mr Percival, Old Man Leudecke, Orkestra del Sol, Passenger, Penny Larkins & Carl Pannuzzo, Promoe, Rasa Duende, Reclaimers Community Orchestra, Red Bantoo, Rhiannon Hart & The Umm- Ahhs, Rob Longstaff, Roger That, Rudely Interrupted, Sabrina & the Red Vans, Sally Seltmann, Shane Howard & His Band, Shopska Salata, Siobhan Owen, Sketch The Rhyme, Skorba, Soulman O’Gaia, Spacifix, Spankinhide, Spiral Dance, Stevie Salas and Bernard Fowler, Sticky Fingers, Strathmannan, stringmansassy, Sunas, Sydonia, Tallulah Rendall, Ted Egan, Tenzin Choegyal, That 1 Guy, The Barleyshakes, The Barons Of Tang, The Basics, The Beards, The Bedroom Philosopher, The Bird, The Break, The Captain Matchbox, Whoopee Band Show, The Cat Empire, The Champion Moreton Bay Band, The Chemist, The Crooked Fiddle Band, The Deckchairs, The Dynamites feat. Charles Walker, The Flumes, The Gadflys, The George Jackson Band, The Gin Club, The Good Ship, The Indigo Kids, The Little Stevies, The McMenamins, The Rooftops, The Tom Fun Orchestra, The Twine, The View From Madeleine’s Couch, The Whitetop Mountaineers, The Wilson Pickers, The Winnie Coopers, The Woohoo Revue, Thrillbilly Stomp, Tibet2Timbuk2, Tijuana Cartel, Tim Freedman, Tim Rogers, Tin Can Radio, TinPan Orange, Totally Gourdgeous, Vika & Linda Bull, Vin Garbutt, Vorn Doolette, Wild Marmalade, Wiley Reed Quartet, Yeshe, Ykson, You Am I and Zulya

Mal Webb, Totally Gourdgeous Confirmed for Woodford

Mal Webb
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In news that will probably surprise few but excite many, beat-boxer extraordinaire Mal Webb has confirmed via Facebook that he will be appearing at this year’s Woodford Folk Festival. While the official lineup is yet to be released Webb also confirmed the inclusion of his popular side project Totally Gourdgeous.

We’ll keep you up to date with any further news we hear about Woodford and potential artists.

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