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Why Woodfordia Is The Only Place to Be for New Year

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4 November 2017

By Gemma Brosnan 

QUEENSLAND’S Woodford Folk Festival has unveiled a solid line-up of music acts for its annual New Year’s event set to be it’s most spectacular to date.

The festival, which runs over six days from December 27 to January 1, has announced huge local and international acts including Brisbane singer-songwriter Kate Miller-Heidke and the ridiculously talented John Butler alongside Aussie roots act The Beautiful Girls, Canadian folk group The East Pointers and artist Timberwolf, who recently supported Gold Coast singer Amy Shark on her national tour.

Woodford Folk Festival has a reputation for showcasing some of the worlds hottest acts, with past performers including Passenger, Courtney Barnett and Michael Franti.

But it’s not only the musicial offerings that attract people to Woodford. The Festival is the largest annual not-for-profit arts and music festival of its kind in Australia, showcasing more than 2000 artists, musicians and presenters in almost 400 acts, across 25 venues to an est. audience of 132,000 people.

The festival showcases the depth and diversity of Australia’s cultural, artistic and social expression with music, dance, cabaret, circus, comedy, workshops, debate, street theatre, films, forums, visual arts, an entire children’s festival and many special presentations, including a spectacular Fire Event on New Year’s Day.

The festival’s home, Woodfordia, is a one hour drive north-west of Brisbane. The 500-acre property has been developed into a cultural parkland dedicated to the arts, humanities and lore.

Woodfordia has infrastructure to accommodate a live-in population of 25,000 people and has been lovingly regenerated with over 120,000 subtropical rainforest trees, orchids, ferns and sedges planted to create habitat for butterflies and wildlife. As many as 2680 volunteers across 162 departments are at the heart of the organisation and contribute to the setup and day-to-day running of the festival.

For more information and tickets go to www.woodfordfolkfestival.com

 

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