2017 Festival

Welcome to the beginning of the 2017 Port Fairy Folk Festival!

We have unveiled our wonderful festival image by non other than the legendary artist Reg Mombassa, have two artist announcements under our belt, and had the fairest of votes to create the Port Fairy collective noun for a massive ukulele ensemble … The Ukulele Ceilidh… and of course there is so much more to come.

From Ireland to Canada, the Netherlands to NSW, Northcote to London and Clifton Hill to Arnhem Land, Port Fairy in 2017 will be a UN of arts, culture and musical collaborations… Special events will abound and the most special of all is this wonderful festival that puts such a glorious spotlight on one of the most truly delightful villages in this great country of ours.

Subscriber tickets sold out in 21 hours and there is such a sense of excitement for us, and Early Bird tickets are flying out the door.

The line up features festival debutantes and favourites from across our fair country and beyond – Bazzookas (Netherlands), Bennett, Bowtell & Urquhart, Deborah Conway & Willy Zygier, Don Walker, Dori Freeman (USA), Dubmarine, Eddi Reader (Scotland), Fem Belling, Folk Uke (USA), Gawurra, The Jerry Cans (CAN) Les Poules a Colin (CAN), Manu Delago (Austria), Mick Thomas & The Roving Commission, Miss Amber & Stukulele, Mundy (IRE), Neil Murray, Nhatty Man & Gara, Patty Griffin (USA), Phil Wiggins (USA) & Dom Turner, The PINKS play the Blues, Roo Panes (UK), Sarah Carroll & The Left Wing, Seamus Begley Trio (IRE), Suzannah Espie, Kerri Simpson, Barb Waters & Alison Ferrier, Tash Sultana, Vika & Linda, Van Morrison’s Masterpieces: presented by Vince Jones & The Astral Orchestra, The Waifs, The Young Folk (IRE), Yirrmal and more to come.

Visit the artist page to find out more.