Light Up Your Life at the Woodford Folk Festival

It’s the summer of 2019 and there’s no place you’d rather be than Woodfordia!

A sprawling place not easily accessible by most modes of transport, characterised by “tree-filled campgrounds” and, for six days during the new year period, even more extremely flammable things like wood instruments, indie musicians, children and even an event designed specifically for the proliferation of fire, the Woodford fire ceremony!


The Woodford Folk Festival is back! It’s a festival held annually over six days and six nights. More than 2,000 local, national and international, artists, musicians and presenters put on over 438 acts to an audience of an estimated 132,000 people. This year will be the 34th Woodford Folk Festival and the 25th held at Woodfordia. It is the largest gathering of artists and musicians in Australia.

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 the spectacular fire event.

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. It’s a magical experience, and one not to be missed.

So don’t miss it!

Why would you want to miss it?

After all, who needs the emotionally and physically taxing task of tempting the devil when it’s so much easier to just hand him a lighter, a tank of gas and a pile of dry kindling?

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