Woodford Folk Festival 2023–24
Southeast Queensland's annual end-of-year festival is back for its 36th year, this time with Regurgitator, Custard, Resin Dogs, Ben Lee, Gretta Ray, Kate Miller-Heidke and Isaiah Firebrace on the bill
November 24, 2023
Tents at the ready: when 2023 ends and 2024 begins, there are few better ways to spend it than dancing and camping at southeast Queensland's Woodford Folk Festival. This isn't just a fest. It's a pop-up Moreton Bay village filled with live music, arts and culture. And it's returning for another year with a heap of well-known Australian — and Brisbane — names.
Throwing back to the late 90s and early 00s, Regurgitator, Custard and Resin Dogs will all take to the Woodford stage between Wednesday, December 27, 2023–Monday, January 1, 2024 at Woodfordia on the Sunshine Coast. Also hailing from Brissie, along with plenty of the festival's attendees each year: Kate Miller-Heidke.
Woodford 2023–24's roster of talent includes Ben Lee, Gretta Ray, Isaiah Firebrace and Kasey Chambers as well, on a list that spans more than 400 acts and 1834 shows. So, across the fest's 27 performance spaces, there'll be no shortage of things for the expected 120,000 people attending to see at Woodfordia's 500-acre parklands space (which now boasts a lake) — whether they're among the 25,000 folks who can stay onsite or just hitting up the event for the day.
Accordingly, whoever piques your interest, or even if you're just keen on a Woodford experience — for the first time, tenth or 36th, because that's how many fests the event has notched up now — prepare to catch a heap of bands, wander between arts performances and get a little muddy, all around 90 minutes north of Brisbane.
As always, the fest's lineup also features circus, cabaret, yoga, dance, comedy, spoken word, poetry, comedy, films, workshops, bars, cafes and restaurants. Keen to have a chat while your clothes was at The Blak Laundry? Learn to weave baskets with Kris Martin? Get giggling to talents curated by Sandeep Totlani? Hit up the Queer Ball's third year? They're some of the other standouts.
Tickets are already on sale, and you can check out the full list of acts and activities on the Woodford website.
WOODFORD 2023–24 LINEUP HIGHLIGHTS:
AFRO DIZZI ACT
Felicity Urquhart & Josh Cunningham
The East Pointers
Borroloola Cultural Songwomen featuring Dr Shellie Morris AO
FourPlay String Quartet
Charlie Needs Braces
Jack Davies & the Bush Chooks
Charm of Finches
Images: Woodford Folk Festival via Flickr.
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