Just 7 days to go ‘til the opening of the 2010 National Folk Festival!
It really is shaping up to be the best Festival yet – buoyed by the recent win in the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards, ticket sales for the event are through the roof and the impressive line-up will include well-known acts from here and overseas as well as lots of fresh new faces!
Check out the program summary at http://www.folkfestival.asn.au/program to learn more about renowned international acts such as Chris Smither (USA), Eddi Reader (SCOT), Andrew Cronshaw (ENG), Paddy Keenan (IRE) and Beppe Gambetta (ITA), who will be joined by well-known Australians including Golden Guitar winners Felicity Urquhart and The Davidson Brothers as well as Keith Potger, Vorn Doolette, Abbie Cardwell, Natalie McGee, Mal Webb and the Handsome Young Strangers.
Don’t forget, for the first time ever, The Majestic will provide a home for folk fringe performers under the Big Top in centre arena, and promise plenty of shenanigans. Come to marvel at everything from ‘Circus Deathmatch’ to ‘Dance Jam’; local Canberra acts Mr Fibby, Voss and The Ellis Collective; the eccentric take on contemporary song of rising young Queensland artist Emma Dean, to Rafe Morris and Andrew Walker presenting songs derived from Doctor Seuss books; also, popular Melbourne-based gypsy dance band Rapskallion, and the colourful and charismatic lineup of Lolo Lovina from Sydney.
To help get us all in the mood, you’re invited to share your favourite memories of the National Folk Festival here. Keep it clean folks, and the sweetest, funniest or cleverest response will win a double Adult Day Pass to attend with a friend and create some fabulous new memories!