Woodford Folk Festival

Exclusive Album Premiere: Fat Picnic – Get Out Of My Fridge (2019)

November 20, 2019

It’s here at last! Yes, the debut album from Fat Picnic, the funsters from Brisbane are about to drop their debut album “Get Out Of My Fridge”. It’s true to style of their live shows, dripping in a blend of genres, heavily steeped in soul-infused ska and dub-reggae. They released a taster earlier this year, with […]

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The 4th annual AU Awards returns for 2017, with Meg Mac, Mallrat & more nominated

December 12, 2017

Returning again to cap off what has been another fantastic year of Australian music, the 4th annual AU Awards are announced this afternoon, recognising what this year has brought some of our favourites (emerging and well established). Whether it be the recent rise of West Thebarton to the juggernaut that Gang of Youths has become in 2017, […]

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Reflecting on the splendour, beauty and fun of Woodford Folk Festival’s New Years celebrations

January 9, 2017

The last two days of Woodford were both exhausting and exhilarating. The weather didn’t always comply with the fun times, truly being the case when it’s over 30 degrees 6 in the morning. A few hours and a few litres of sweat later, a restful bit of creation came from ourselves at the Amphitheatre to […]

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The worldly sounds continue during days three and four of the Woodford Folk Festival

January 1, 2017

A welcoming sun of the stinking hot variety greeted us for these next two days at Woodfordia. This was to be expected, but it was essentially a nice little bit of festival-ness in a festival that is invariably unique. Thursday was a slow but sure start with a little bit of lantern making for the […]

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Half Moon Run’s Connor Molander on harmonies, very long tours and being regulars at Woodford

December 27, 2016

The harmonies of Half Moon Run have this enrapturing thing. Harmonies from all the members are taking themselves through all kinds of sounds and melodies, so much so that it brings an almost choral feel to their sound. The Canadian band are coming here for a run of dates that include the Woodford Folk Festival […]

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Darren Percival talks Woodford, The Singing Space and the power to heal through singing

December 24, 2016

Darren Percival has long been a favourite on the Australian touring scene and particularly at the Woodford Folk Festival, where he will be returning to this month. Ahead of the festival, we caught up with Percival to find out more about his personal affiliation and love for Woodford, his company The Singing Space and more. You […]

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Brisbane Brown Owls’ Rebecca Carson talks craft, art and engagement at Woodford Folk Festival

December 22, 2016

Woodford is a wonderful festival away from the hustle of the city celebrations. There are no fireworks, no roughies, and a very different vibe where you can fill your head with amazing experiences outside of getting drunk and revelling away. One of those inimitable experiences is the visual art workshop programs happening at the festival. […]

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Bity Booker on her first Woodford, her love of 60’s folk music & being a troubadour

December 22, 2016

Bity Booker loves to keep busy. Between her travel, study and music, she gets to fit in a little trip to the Woodford Folk Festival as well over the new year. The young songwriter is blossoming to an interesting sound full of the simplistic set up of delicate guitars and sweet, sweet vocals. Bity was […]

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The State of Affairs: The Great Escape 2017 announce lead international partner, City of Parramatta Council form new partnership with Live Music Office & more!

October 21, 2016

This week in the music industry: the City of Parramatta Council have joined forces with the Live Music Office to foster the growth of the city’s live music scene and drive economic growth in its hospitality industry, Switzerland was announced as the lead international partner of The Great Escape; and the inaugural recipients of the Victorian Government’s brand […]

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Woodford Folk Festival’s 30th Anniversary saw record breaking attendance

January 12, 2016

Woodford Folk Festival celebrated its 30th year in late December marking its biggest turn out yet, hailed by organisers and loyal patrons alike as the ‘best ever’. The festival received a record attendance of 126,996 translating to $6.15M in box office sales and a growth of 8% from the previous years. “Our expectations were definitely exceeded” said […]

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Katie Noonan releases a new song to celebrate Woodford Folk Festival’s 30 Years

December 11, 2015

Singer-songwriter Katie Noonan has created a song named “United In Sound” to celebrate Woodford Folk Festival’s 30th Anniversary. Noonan will be performing the song at Woodford’s Welcome Ceremony on December 27th, accompanied by a 40 person orchestra chosen from the Sunshine Coast Region by local musician and composer Andrew Vievers. Evocative lyrics fill the track as […]

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Courtney Barnett responds to Grammy nomination as tickets for her Australian tour fly!

December 10, 2015

Courtney Barnett has had a momentous year with the success of her debut album Sometimes I Sit and Think, Sometimes I Just Sit. The Melbourne based singer-songwriter returned home this week from a run of shows in the UK and Europe to be greeted by the news that she had just been nominated for a […]

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Courtney Barnett, Marlon Williams, Briggs & more Woodford-bound this December!

October 19, 2015

The Woodford Folk Festival have delivered a strong line up for their 30th anniversary festival this December, representing a diverse and extremely talented group of musicians set to spend the final days of the year up at Woodfordia. Six days and nights of music sounds like a pretty awesome way to wrap up a year, […]

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Festival Review: Live Review: Woodford Folk Festival (Day 5 & 6) – 31st Dec 2011 & 1st Jan 2012

January 3, 2012

The irregular sleeps seemingly were getting a hold of me. Waking up with this kind of irregularity over the last five days wasn’t making me crazy, but I was certainly feeling it when I took that very cold shower. It was now day five of Woodford and I was starting to feel the effects of […]

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Festival Review: Woodford Folk Festival (Day 3 & 4) – 29th & 30th December 2011

December 31, 2011

Waking up later each and every day seems to be a regular thing for me these days. It happened at Meredith, and it’s happening at Woodford. The third day is upon us and I was up at the sunny dawn of 8am. The previous two days saw me awake at the fairly reasonable hours (if […]

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Festival Review: Woodford Folk Festival (Day 1 & 2) – 27th & 28th December 2011

December 29, 2011

Heading through the gates in the pitch black of night and then pitching the tent up in those conditions wasn’t the most ideal start, but it’s kind of the way with these things. I guess I should be used to it by now, considering I’ve been to Meredith, Splendour and many other camping festivals ever […]

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