Woodford Folk Festival 2012 Lineup Announced
Queensland’s Woodford Folk Festival is one of Australia’s longest running institutions with a lineup that manages to balloon with each passing year, and this year is no exception, with an enormous program that covers the gamut from traditional blues and folk music, to roots, soul, jazz, and more.
Now in its 27th year, Woodford Folk Festival has announced its diverse lineup that will be gracing its stages from December 27 through to the new near on January 1st 2013 at its usual site north of Brisbane, Queensland at Woodfordia: a 500-acre parkland that caters to the festival’s wide range of activities.
On top of a range of performance arts, dances, street theatre, writers’ panels, a film festival, comedy, social workshops, and an entire selection of children’s entertainment, the Woodland Folk Festival will once again over 20 performance venues, to host over 2,000+ acts across its four days.
Leading the pack, John Butler Trio will be doubling up on their New Year’s headlining commitments on top of Peat’s Ridge by gracing the top of the festival bill; along with a host of Australian talent including Kate Miller-Heidke, The Saints, Angus Stone, Julia Stone (separately), Archie Roach, Urthboy, Emma Louise, Tim Hart, Hermitude, Cub Scouts and many more.
Along with the locals, there’es a cornucopia of international acts including a number of Australian favourites, including the soulful sounds of Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, NZ reggae sensation Katchafire, rising Brooklyn band Young Magic, UK’s Will & The People, along with a whole host more. You can view a selection of the main acts below, but be sure to head to the website for the full lineup and program.
There’s also a range of ticket options available, and all tickets (including early bird specials) are available now at: www.woodfordfolkfestival.com
Woodford Folk Festival 2012 Lineup
John Butler Trio / Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings / Katchafire / Kate Miller-Heidke / Jeff Martin / The Saints / Angus Stone / Archie Roach / Julia Stone /Urthboy / Emma Louise / Young Magic / Tim Hart / Stiff Gins / Hawksley Workman / Hermitude / Cub Scouts / Darren Percival and Band / Electric Empire / Folk Uke / Thelma Plum / Will & The People / Half Moon Run / Los Coronas / Mama Kin / Nicky Bomba’s BUSTAMENTO / Sticky Fingers / Sunshine Brothers Chapelier Fou / Swamp Thing / Andy Brown / Bobby Alu / Chris Gillespie & The Wandering Hands / Die Roten Punkte / Gramophone Man / Hugo & Treats / Impossible Odds / Juice Media’s Rap News / Kooii / Mario: Queen of the Circus / Microwave Jenny / Ngaiire / Playwrite / Radical Son + many more
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