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National Folk Festival Giveaway

By Jazz - 18 February 2010 45

Yes, today is Thursday, but not just any Thursday mind you – this particular Thursday is the one that’s exactly six weeks out from the opening of the 2010 National Folk Festival!

Speaking of the number six, if you want to avoid the queues and save by purchasing your tickets to the Festival early, you only have until 6 March!

Continue the theme, here are six fast facts covering what’s new and different about the National Folk Festival this year & we think you should also read on to find out how you can win 2 Adult Day Passes.

* At the helm is a brand new Managing Director. Originally from Liverpool in England, Sebastian Flynn has moved from sunny Queensland to take up the role and brings with him a wealth of experience as a folk musician as well as a festival manager. Stay tuned to hear more from Sebastian on his plans for the future direction of one of Canberra’s most popular outdoor events.

* The National Folk Festival has a great new look, with unique designs provided by award-winning local artist/illustrator and long-time Festival supporter Franki Sparke. Keep an eye out for the colourful posters and brochures scattered around town.

* A record number of performer applications were received, over 900 in total and an increase of around 10% from the previous year. Plenty of old favourites and new friends … here’s a quick name drop:

Abbie Cardwell * The Amazing Brainboy * BAD SLAM * Bertram and Josephine* * Bizerka * BLUE ANGEL * Blue Circus Studios * Bob Corbett band * Daniel Champagne * Doc Jones & the Lechery Orchestra * Doctor Stovepipe * The Ellis Collective * Emma Dean * Evelyn’s Secret * Feet2Feat * Handsome Young Strangers

* The Idiot Squad * Isistars * DANGER BOY & IVY * Lolo Lovina * The Lurkers * Mal Webb * Mr Fibby * Nick & Liesl * Rac z ‘n Waters * Rapskallion * The Rooftop Revellers * Soctor Duess * String Theory * Sal Kimber & The Rollin’ Wheel * Trouble in the Kitchen * The Twine * Vorn Doolette * Voss … plus so much more …

* Camping spots at the National Folk Festival are coming closer and closer to selling out each year. Therefore, to avoid disappointment, lessen overcrowding and give everyone a fair chance, camping tickets will no longer be sold at the gate. If you wish to camp on site you MUST buy your tickets by 6 March. Also to help reduce overcrowding, an additional fee of $11 will be charged for campers who wish to bring a vehicle onto the grounds. It’s pretty affordable, but hopefully will help limit the number of cars crammed onto the site, therefore allowing more space for folks to camp and socialise!

* Heaven forbid the National Folk Festival be seen as old-fashioned, we’re eagerly embracing new technologies. Check out the National on Facebook ( as well as Twitter (@natfolkfest).

In the meantime, The RiotACT has 2 x Adult day passes to the 2010 National Folk Festival to give away (valued at up to $170). Following our theme of six, and in the fine tradition of the famous ‘six word stories’ (because folk is all about storytelling), we’re asking you to share your favourite thoughts, memories and experiences of the National Folk Festival in exactly six words.

Post your answers here, and the most clever and creative entry wins!

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45 Responses to
National Folk Festival Giveaway
astrojax 1:43 pm 18 Feb 10

crazy times palying after-festival gig!


please, can i have the tickets?

Amrita 1:29 pm 18 Feb 10

Reconnecting: dance,rhythm,fun,folk,stories.

Grimreaperess 1:20 pm 18 Feb 10

Slide guitarist; be mine one day.

Thumper 1:11 pm 18 Feb 10

drunk, drunk, drunk, oh, and music…

JBL 12:53 pm 18 Feb 10

Tromboned the Balkan-Brass: euphoria explosion.

toast7989 12:45 pm 18 Feb 10

Late night with friends at Sessionbar

kevn 12:19 pm 18 Feb 10

Jim Jones said :

kevn said :

Drums too loud.

I understand the words, just not in that order.

Yeah! Tell that to the sound guy who made me use brushes. Ok, it was the folk festival, I guess…

pierce 12:07 pm 18 Feb 10

For sale. Folkfest hat. Never worn.

buttons 12:06 pm 18 Feb 10

Rain, Gum Boots, Dancing = Messy Fun!!

Nambucco Deliria 12:00 pm 18 Feb 10

In 6 words?

I’m washing my hair that weekend.

deye 11:59 am 18 Feb 10

The Fringe in Civic I lament

Skidbladnir 11:50 am 18 Feb 10

Passionate eccentrics, just trying to unwind.

Brindabella 11:34 am 18 Feb 10

Nah….heading to Bluesfest at Byron. Much better gig

Jim Jones 11:29 am 18 Feb 10

kevn said :

Drums too loud.

I understand the words, just not in that order.

kevn 11:02 am 18 Feb 10

Played youth stage.
Drums too loud.

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