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Woodford Folk Festival 2011lineup

Woodford Folk Festival is back and celebrating the 25th anniversary this year and has announced their monster line up. Running from December 27th 2010 to January 1st 2011 at the longstanding home of Woodfordia, it promises a great way to welcome in the new year. Boasting 620 acts across the six days, encompassing live music, comedy, cultural activists and environmentalists and even two former Prime Ministers, the local lineup so far includes:

The Cat Empire, Basement Birds, You Am I, Kate Miller-Heidke, Katie Noonan and The Captains, Blue King Brown, The Break, Laneous and The Family Yah, Dubmarine, Bang Bang Boss Kelly, Lior, The Barons Of Tang, Drawn From Bees, Tijuana Cartel, Tim Freedman, Archie Roach, Mama Kin, Jeff Lang, Microwave Jenny, Felix and The Phoenix, Hermitude, Marshall and The Fro, Cumbia Cosmonauts, Tinpan Orange, Vika and Linda Bull, Christa Hughes and The Honkytonk Shonks, Flap!, The Chemist, Leah Flanagan, kooii, Radical Son, Jackie Marshall, That 1 Guy, The Little Stevies, Shane Howard and his Band and Yeshe.

There’s also a large contingent of international acts being shipped over:

Arrested Development (USA), The Dynamites feat. Charles Walker (USA), Love In The Circus (USA), Steve Salas and Bernard Fowler (USA), The Whitetop Mountaineers (USA), the Tom Fun Orchestra (Canada), Jill Barber (Canada), Dan Mangan (Canada), Matthew Barber (Canada), Passenger (UK), Katzenjammer (Norway), and Baskery (Sweden).

There are also forums discussing sustainability, climate change and activists, wandering performance art and roaming street theatre, comedy performances from The Bedroom Philosopher, workshops, and a rocket ship made entirely out of various bits and pieces from around the venue.

A full programme is online and available now at the Woodford Folk Festival website

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HalfCentaur

HalfCentaur said on the 23rd Oct, 2010

Here it is, some folky woodfordian goodness for 2010/2011

French Butler Called Smith
Aaron Hopper
Abbie Cardwell and Her Leading Men
Ajak Kwai
Al-Andaluz
Alesa Lajana
Ali Baba
Andrew Clermont’s BluRaga
Andrew Veivers
Angela Little’s CELTIC FIRE
Aquapella World Music Choir
Archie Roach
Arrested Development (USA)
Asa Broomhall
Barry Morgan
Basement Birds
Baskery (SWEDEN)
belladiva
Blue King Brown
Brides of Groove
Bygone Error
CashMo Jo
Choclo y la Orgia Cosmica (ECUADOR/CAN)
Christa Hughes and the Honkytonk Shonks
Christos Baltzidis
Chukale, Afro Cuban Salsa Ensemble
Circle of Rhythm
cloudstreet
Collard Greens and Gravy
Crusty Suitcase Band
Cumbia Cosmonauts
Dan Mangan (CAN)
Dan Parsons
Daara J Family (SENEGAL)
De Santi Famiglia
Dead Letter Chorus
Diana Anaid
Dick Desert
Drawn from Bees
Dubmarine
Dva
Dya Singh World Music Group
Edge of Colour
Evil Eddie
Ewan MacKenzie and Swing Manouche Fabian Vlademik
Felix and the Phoenix
Flange Desire
Flap!
Folk Uke (CAN)
Fourplay
Fyah Walk
Geoffrey Williams
Gossling
Greg Sheehan
Hat Fitz and Cara Robinson
Hermitude
Holly McNarland (CAN)
Hugh McDonald, Georgia
and Katherine
Jackie Marshall
Jambezi
Jan Preston
Jeff Lang
Jenny Hval (NORWAY)
Jess Ribeiro and The Bone
Collectors
Jevan Cole and Jan Van Dijk
Jill Barber (CAN)
Jim Conway’s Little Wheel
Jo Quail (UK)
John Malcolm
John Thompson
Juzzie Smith
Kate Miller-Heidke
Katie Noonan & The Captains
Katzenjammer (NORWAY)
Kim Churchill
Kim Cunio and Heather Lee
Kingfisha
KKarimba
kooii
Kristina Olsen (USA)
LAIQUE
Laneous & The Family Yah
Leah Flanagan
Leroy Lee
Lil’ Fi & the Gallery of Enlightened Rogues
Linsey Pollak
Lior
Little Creatures
Love in the Circus (USA)
Mal Webb
Mama Kin
Mani Neumeier & Etsuko Watanabe (GERM/JAP)
Marimbas on the Green
Marshall & the Fro
Martin Pearson
Matthew Barber (CAN)
Microwave Jenny
Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen
Mikki Ross and the Wizz
Bang Theatre
Mista Savona
Monsieur Camembert
Mr Percival
Old Man Leudecke (CAN)
Orkestra del Sol (UK)
Passenger (UK)
Penny Larkins & Carl
Pannuzzo
Promoe (SWEDEN)
Rasa Duende
Reclaimers Community Orchestra
Red Bantoo
Rhiannon Hart & The Umm- Ahhs
Rob Longstaff
Roger That
Rudely Interrupted
Sabrina & the Red Vans
Sally Seltmann
Shane Howard & His Band
Shopska Salata
Siobhan Owen
Sketch The Rhyme
Skorba
Soulman O’Gaia
Spacifix
Spankinhide
Spiral Dance
Stevie Salas and Bernard
Fowler (USA)
Sticky Fingers
Strathmannan
stringmansassy
Sunas
Sydonia
Tallulah Rendall (UK)
Ted Egan
Tenzin Choegyal
That 1 Guy (USA)
The Barleyshakes
The Barons Of Tang
The Basics The Beards
The Bedroom Philosopher
The Bird
The Break
The Captain Matchbox
Whoopee Band Show
The Cat Empire
The Champion Moreton Bay Band
The Chemist
The Crooked Fiddle Band
The Deckchairs
The Dynamites feat. Charles Walker (USA)
The Flumes
The Gadflys
The George Jackson Band
The Gin Club
The Good Ship
The Indigo Kids
The Little Stevies
The McMenamins
The Rooftops
The Tom Fun Orchestra (CAN)
The Twine
The View From Madeleine’s Couch
The Whitetop Mountaineers (USA)
The Wilson Pickers
The Winnie Coopers
The Woohoo Revue
Thrillbilly Stomp
Tibet2Timbuk2
Tijuana Cartel
Tim Freedman
Tim Rogers
Tin Can Radio
TinPan Orange
Totally Gourdgeous
Vika & Linda Bull
Vin Garbutt (UK)
Vorn Doolette
Wild Marmalade
Wiley Reed Quartet
Yeshe
Ykson (NEW CALEDONIA)
You Am I
Zulya

Knaggz

Knaggz said on the 23rd Oct, 2010

SYDONIA!!!?!??! wow, woodford's stepping out a bit

The Great Monkey War

The Great Monkey War said on the 24th Oct, 2010



Too alphabetical for my liking.

vividmanagement

vividmanagement said on the 24th Oct, 2010

and bang bang boss kelly !!

mondo22

mondo22 said on the 24th Oct, 2010

too many mixed feelings about this festival.
the cons leave the pros in the dust

Piko

Piko said on the 24th Oct, 2010



Perhaps its an acoustic set hehe

lukey26

lukey26 said on the 24th Oct, 2010

Sydonia sticks out like Wally on a desert island.

HalfCentaur

HalfCentaur said on the 24th Oct, 2010

is dead letter chorus meant to be dead letter circus? they have played there before

tyler07

tyler07 said on the 24th Oct, 2010



Probably not, there is definitely an Australian band called Dead Letter Chorus.

mondo22

mondo22 said on the 24th Oct, 2010

lol. i always think dead letter circus as soon as see the latter advertised

tyler07

tyler07 said on the 24th Oct, 2010

Isn't there also a Dead Letter Opener?

Bitches need to be getting a bit more creative with their band names...

mondo22

mondo22 said on the 24th Oct, 2010

there is also a Dead Letter Office.
no musical talent though. it's a shame really coz they have thousands of messages but just lack direction

gumbuoy

gumbuoy said on the 24th Oct, 2010



How are we supposed to know who's headlining?

there is also a Dead Letter Office.
no musical talent though. it's a shame really coz they have thousands of messages but just lack direction

*stands and applauds* Bravo, sir. Bravo.

HalfCentaur

HalfCentaur said on the 24th Oct, 2010

look for the most ' John Butler Trio" act, anyway headliner is pretty loosely used at woodford, as they usually play more than once, at different times of the day

Headlining is Cat empire
Basement Birds
You am I
Blue King Brown

gumbuoy

gumbuoy said on the 24th Oct, 2010

yeah i was being ironical :)

Hinee

Hinee said on the 24th Oct, 2010

After the joy of splendour this year I'm really quite keen on hitting up the folk fest. Tho I'll need some Ali Baba pants first.

lanesra23

lanesra23 said on the 24th Oct, 2010

I always imagined Woodford as a 'pants optional' festival.

Demosthenes

Demosthenes said on the 24th Oct, 2010

look for the most ' John Butler Trio" act, anyway headliner is pretty loosely used at woodford, as they usually play more than once, at different times of the day

Headlining is Cat empire
Basement Birds
You am I
Blue King Brown

The headline act is really the big fire event on New Years Eve.

's much, much more than merely a music festival. This year I saw several thousand people cram into a tent just to hear Bob Hawke talk about Australian democracy.

You could learn greek dancing. Or go on a nature spotting hike. Or learn bookbinding or make clay pavers... the activities and events list is enormous.

And they have circus acts!

It really is an amazing cultural event.

Would go without hesitation if I weren't heading overseas.

mondo22

mondo22 said on the 25th Oct, 2010



It's a great festival. But don't expect anything like Splendour.
The folk fest has a more family orientated atmosphere. During the day, everywhere you look you see people in their 50s, or parents with kids.

You'll enjoy yourself, as long as you have absolutely no expectations and definitely don't expect it to resemble your Splendour experience even slightly

HalfCentaur

HalfCentaur said on the 25th Oct, 2010

last year I learnt fire twirling, belly dancing (terrible), how to make some drink thing, listened to bob hawke for a bit, watched some great comedians, blew sand with some monks, bought several pairs of ali baba/pirate pants/headbands/wristbands, got assaulted by a 12 foot tall kangaroo/human hybrid and tried about 13 different dishes from 8 different countries, painted myself in glow paint and looked like a zombie in black light, watched circuses, played cricket in slow motion with some dudes on their very own village green and helped free a catlady RESULT

Knaggz

Knaggz said on the 25th Oct, 2010



HAHA! NO!!! BAD!!!
they're playing the stage im volunteering on so im stoked :D

Demosthenes

Demosthenes said on the 25th Oct, 2010

Knaggz: sweet. i would love to do that. maybe next year, though.

Quicky

Quicky said on the 25th Oct, 2010

I love the lineup for Woodford, can't wait for it! I'm going for the second time and the lineup is really good. A mix of bands I know and want to see (Cat Empire, You Am I, Basement Birds, Blue King Brown) and new ones to discover (The Break, Arrested Development, The Chemist). Tim Freedman is an added bonus for me :) Hopefully a mix of the new solo material and Whitlams songs :D

iNegro

iNegro said on the 25th Oct, 2010

Man, this is a huge improvement on last year. Who are these two former prime ministers?

greentara

greentara said on the 9th Nov, 2010

the more i look at the woodford program the more i am totally into it, i could spend the whole festival at the grande. want to see exit through the gift shop the film about banksy and check out radical son, there are some awesome music workshops, i'm totally taking my guitar.

Quicky

Quicky said on the 25th Dec, 2010

Apparently Kevin Rudd is coming :| Also happy Sydonia are playing because they are one of the bands I need to see that people have been talking about.

Knaggz

Knaggz said on the 25th Dec, 2010

not only will i be stage managing, ill be making an appearance with sydonia at their (yes) acoustic set on the 30th
the other two sets are at the grande so that'll be the full smoke and mirrors show haha

Quicky

Quicky said on the 31st Dec, 2010

not only will i be stage managing, ill be making an appearance with sydonia at their (yes) acoustic set on the 30th
the other two sets are at the grande so that'll be the full smoke and mirrors show haha

Wait was that you playing cello with them?

Knaggz

Knaggz said on the 2nd Jan, 2011

yep yep, i was their cellist for woodford
was an amazing experience

enjoy what they had to offer?

Quicky

Quicky said on the 2nd Jan, 2011

yep yep, i was their cellist for woodford
was an amazing experience

enjoy what they had to offer?

They were quite good. Yeah I saw the set you played in at the Bazaar. You were really good, I'm a cellist myself (have been playing for 7 years) :)
Were the other sets actually full band? Also how did Sydonia get onto the lineup in the first place? :S

Knaggz

Knaggz said on the 2nd Jan, 2011

HA! what are the chances of that haha thanks very much quicky!
im in my tenth year of playing

the "folk" festival is now more about "folk-lore" so i guess anything can be passed for this festival
i didn't ask too many questions about how, was just excited that they were there and i got to perform with them

benr3

benr3 said on the 6th Jan, 2011

anyone heading to this should definitely checkout Mal Webb, dude's a genius!

mondo22

mondo22 said on the 6th Jan, 2011

you're about a week too late man

benr3

benr3 said on the 6th Jan, 2011



Oh yeah!....... In that case, what did everybody think of Mal Webb? Dude's a genius!

mondo22

mondo22 said on the 6th Jan, 2011

he plays at the pub in West End every Saturday (across from Uber)
just an FYI

benr3

benr3 said on the 6th Jan, 2011

he plays at the pub in West End every Saturday (across from Uber)
just an FYI

Is this in Melbourne? ( I'm in Sydney), guessing he's down there as he plays guitar and horns in my mates band "Aurora Jane" (also based in Melbourne).

mondo22

mondo22 said on the 6th Jan, 2011

shit, sorry man, i was thinking of Mojo Webb, and he plays in Brisbane's West End

spesh

spesh said on the 10th Jan, 2011

I was at the Sydonia show at the bazar too! Was most awesome.....had never heard of them before but dedicated the day to following my ear around the festival with no other plans - it was a great day of discovery.

Also love to add how amazing this festival is. I volenteered and had the best time, totally lost in the woodford bubble. I loved the sign under the Exit sign at the main gate that said "Reality" - it really sumed up for me what kind of magical place we were in!

Faith Within

Faith Within said on the 4th Dec, 2011

i think the woodford folk festival may have more to offer than the norm, but if you are headed to the festival this year... prepare for the unexpected, you may be well surprised... p.s pls remember ''gum boots'' and enjoy.