The Woodford Folk Festival is an annual music festival held near the semi-rural town of Woodford, approximately 72km north of Brisbane. It is one of the biggest annual cultural events of its type in Australia.
The Woodford Folk Festival, an event of international standing, is held annually over six days and six nights from Dec 26th 2016 through to January 2nd 2017. More than 2000 performers and 438 events are programmed featuring local, national and international guests.This year will be the 30th Woodford Folk Festival and the 22nd held at Woodfordia.
The festival programme features concerts, dances, street theatre, writers’ panels, film festival, comedy sessions, acoustic jams, social dialogue and debate, folk medicine, an entire children’s festival, an environmental programme featuring talks, debates and films, art and craft workshops, circus performances and workshops, late night cabarets, parades and special events including a spectacular fire event.
Within the festival village you can find 35 performance venues, of which 18 are all weather. The festival streets are lined with restaurants, cafes, stalls, bars, street theatre and parades. Tree-filled campgrounds, butterfly walks, ponds and wildlife complete the picturesque site.
The festival appeals to a diverse audience with all ages and many nationalities attracted each year. The event is powered by an army of volunteers whose numbers are now in excess of 2300.