29 November, 2023

Folkie line-up grows

PORT Fairy Folk Festival has announced even more artists for its March long weekend event, which will see tens of thousands of music lovers descend upon Port Fairy.

By Staff Writer

Among the latest guests to join the vibrant line-up is Icelandic singer songwriter Syayar Knutur, who will share traditional and contemporary folk songs as part of the Small Halls tour presented by Woodford Folk Festival, hitting the road with local folk group The Maes. 

Continuing its tradition of supporting Australian artists, Port Fairy Folk Festival will celebrate the songs and stories of Isabel Rumble, Oceanique, Opelousas, The Pleasures, Queen of Hearts mariachi band along with local south west Victorian stars Billy Barker, GK of Find Your Voice Choir and Doctor & The Apologies. 

Following on from winning Music Victoria’s Best Regional Festival Award for the second year running, the festival is honoured to welcome back festival favourites 19-Twenty, Brian Nankervis, Charles Jenkins, Hussy Hicks and The Maes, plus a variety of roving entertainment and activities for music lovers of all ages. 

Adding a taste of the world, local artists Gamelan DanAnda, Jarabi Band, and Lian Husi Timor will take to the Port Fairy stages in an enriching program of elevating songs, rhythms and culture. Port Fairy Folk Festival program director Justin Rudge said the event was shaping up to be a sensational celebration of songs and stories by the seaside. 

“Port Fairy is a destination for lovers of music and culture, that sees musicians from across the globe come together to share their music with our loyal audience over the March long weekend,” Mr Rudge said. 

“The 2024 event is our 47th festival and features Australian debuts, emerging artists, and international stars covering folk traditions and contemporary culture in music. 

“If you haven’t purchased a ticket yet to the biggest festival by the mighty Southern Ocean, now is the time,” he said. 

The 2024 Port Fairy Folk Festival will also feature entertainment and activities for the family, markets and food stalls, and the popular village program.


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