The 40th festival story started in December 1977 when the festival came to town – it was literally on the back of a truck – as a freewheeling cultural freedom ride of sorts. In 2016 we will celebrate the 40th event as the achievement of community, volunteers, music industry, artists and staff along with our passionate audience. Together we become one amazing festival gathering singing by the oceans of the south-west coast.
– now announcing –
Cedric Burnside Project (USA) Shooglenifty (SCO) Kristina Olsen (CAN) Steve Earle & The Dukes (USA) Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin (UK) Spiro (UK)
Archie Roach, Colin Hay, Graeme Connors
Cat Canteri, Damian Howard, Flamenco Fire, Kaurna Cronin, Marcia Howard, Oriel Glennen, Sol Nation, The Barleyshakes, The BordererS, The Furbelows, The Little Stevies, The Mae Trio, The Timbers, The Tolka Big Band, Tinpan Orange
– already announced –
DakhaBrakha (UKR) John McCutcheon (USA) Mànran (SCO) Moxie (IRE) Mary Black (IRE) Steve Poltz (USA) Truckstop Honeymoon (USA) The East Pointers (CAN) Young’uns (UK)
Ayleen O’Hanlon, Claymore, Dave Arden, Eric Bogle, Fourplay, Grigoryan Brothers, Lloyd Spiegel, Nicky Bomba’s Bustamento, Pierce Brothers, Ruby Boots, Sara Storer, Shellie Morris, Suzannah Espie, Katy Noonan’s Vanguard, The Bushwackers, The Ugly Uncles, The Woohoo Revue, Three Kings
Since its inception the festival will have presented around 3,500 acts including over 500 internationals and over 12,000 musicians to an audience of beyond 240,000 ticket holders and 1,000,000 attendances to the wee village of Port Fairy. With a wonderful array of artists yet to be announced the festival aims to explore and present the diversity and discovery of folk, roots and world music live on stage next March.