Woodford Folk Festival

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Country and Region AustraliaQueensland
Type of Festival Dance, Drama, Music
Location of Festival Woodford, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
Festival Contact Information

Woodford Folk Festival
Queensland Folk Federation
Woodford, QLD 4514
Phone: (61) 7-5496-1066
Email: qff@woodfordfolkfestival.com

Festival Description

The Woodford Folk Festival is the largest and most diverse folk festival in Australia. Each day about 20,000 to 25,000 people walk through the gate. Twenty programmed venues of spectacular music concerts, dance, comedy, theatre, circus acts, cabaret, performance poetry, street theatre, film, visual arts, forums and workshops, folk medicine, environmental forums and wellness festival, street theatre and more will leave you struggling to find time to wander the narrow streets of the market. The market features local and exotic wares, indigenous galleries, colourful gifts and clothing, instruments, natural therapies and information stalls.

Festival Dates December 27, 2012 – January 1, 2013
Festival Links http://www.woodfordfolkfestival.com/main/index.php

Festival Story:

An event of international standing, Woodford Folk Festival is a unique festival for all ages, a multiarts, multicultural festival set in a beautiful parkland surrounded by The Glasshouse Mountains an hour north west of Brisbane. The festival presents 3,000 artists across 22 venues, including an open air amphitheatre. Most venues are seated and intimate and audiences can choose from concerts, circus, comedy, cabaret, art and dance workshops, environment and health forums, films, street theatre and ceremonies including a spectacular Fire Event. The festival encompasses music, culture, arts, crafts and restaurants from across the world. A complete Children’s Festival runs daily and the festival streets are as lively as a Moroccan Bazaar.


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  • Woodford Folk Festival 2011-12, by browndog


Practical Info:

Slideshow Photo credits:
  • In order of appearance
    • Kate Miller Heidke
    • Firelighting
    • Performance piece
    • Silence Ceremony
    • Street Theatre
    • Sunrise Ceremony
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