There are few regional music events like the Port Fairy Folk Festival. Held for the 42nd time this year, this festival remains the epitome of the long-weekend camping festival.
Every year roughly 15,000 people attend the festival and is regarded as one of Victoria’s most unique music festivals.
Hosting a mix of world, roots and acoustic music, this year’s event will have more than 100 different acts on show, including Archie Roach, Andy Irvine, All Our Exes Live in Texas, the Black Sorrows and Tex, Don and Charlie, among many others. The event has also broadened to include spoken word and art events in the program as well.
Talking about the selection of artists performing, Program Director Caroline Moore says the festival has much to offer. “The most exciting part of this job is inviting artists who are not household names in Australia to be on the program of this amazing event. I am also thrilled that we have Australian artists performing for their first time on the hallowed shores of Port Fairy. It just blows me away the talent that is nurtured and thrives in this country.”
Listing a long list of international and local artists performing, the festival will also host several one-off special events such as Exile- Songs and Tales of Irish Australia and the The Fairy Tale of Port Fairy. Exile will have artists from Ireland and Australia perform in moving celebration of the Irish impact on Australian life.
Port Fairy Folk Festival "Theme Song"
Other events include bluegrass, gospel sessions, storytelling and spoken word, street performers, craft and market stalls and even one of the best exhibitions of Australian-made, handcrafted musical instruments in the country.
A diverse festival, The Port Fairy Folk Festival is not to be missed! Limited tickets are still available, see the website for more information here.
The Port Fairy Folk Festival
Dates: 9 - 12 March 2018
Time: Friday: 6.30pm - 12.30am
Saturday: 8.30am - 12.30am Sunday: 8am - 2.00pm
Location: Festival Arena is in Southcombe Park Sports Reserve in Campbell Street, Port Fairy.