Ring in the new year at Woodford Folk Festival
Ring in the new year at Woodford Folk Festival

Ring in the new year at Woodford Folk Festival

One of the world’s largest folk festivals will be drawing more than 120,000 revellers to Woodfordia, as the 29th Woodford Folk Festival kicks off from Saturday December 27, 2014 to Thursday January 1, 2015.

It may only be one hour northwest of Brisbane, but the 500-acre natural oasis of Woodfordia feels like a world away. The tranquil parkland setting will be transformed into a mini city come Saturday December 27, when hundreds of tents pop up amongst the 100,000 subtropical rainforest trees, orchids, ferns and sedges for the 29th annual Woodford Folk Festival.

This year, more than 500 acts will perform in 28 venues over six days and nights, as roving entertainers wander the festival streets and spontaneous performances spring up across the parkland. Despite the event’s size, it’s retained a non-commercial feel thanks to the efforts of the not-for-profit Queensland Folk Federation. A wide breadth of ages and tastes are catered for, from young indie-music fans to families and older folk enthusiasts. This year the live-music line-up includes big names like the Violent Femmes, Bertie Blackman, The Cat Empire, Sticky Fingers and many more, while speakers such as Bob Hawke, Richard Fidler and Rod Quantock will feature on the spoken-word program and an ensemble of circus performers, dancers and street-theatre artists will also be on hand to entertain. Check out the 2014/15 program booklet and secure your tickets to one of Australia’s most iconic New Year’s Eve events.

To find out more about what’s on in Brisbane, head to our Event Guide.

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