Street INvaderS • Tina Green

She creates an exciting and fun atmosphere everywhere she performs, entertaining audiences around the world and dazzling them with her fantastic hula hoop tricks, silly stunts and hilarious audience participation. Tina tops it all off, balanced precariously atop a 6-foot unicycle, launching objects from her foot and catching them on her head. A truly unique show, suitable for all ages.


frINge • Buddha in a Chocolate Box

A five-piece rare alternative/folk outfit, sticking to their southern stomp roots their journey is to develop and spread an Australian Folk sound.  The front man is unpredictable and raw vocalist Adrian Calvano, who also wields the guitar, wild-bearded Shane Baker is on the bass, Matty “Fiddler” Pitman has the crowd enchanted with his violin, Jase Mulley electrifies on lead guitar and skin-slapping Gavin Kelly is the man with the sticks.

After initially spending their nights packing out pubs, Buddha in a Chocolate Box spread their wings and launched their debut EP, The Keep on Keepin’ On EP, in 2010.

A track from The Keep On Keepin’ On EP proved an instant hit with fans, ‘SHE FEELS LIKE HOME’, debuting at No.1 on the Triple J Unearthed charts. This resulting in their first video ‘We’re On Our Way’ filmed by ABC & Triple J, which has been aired in RAGE.

An exciting year looms for Buddha in a Chocolate Box in 2013, with two new releases imminent – The Where I Belong EP and Clarence Cottage EP.

With well over 3000 fans on Facebook, and constantly playing to sold-out audiences in Port Fairy and Melbourne, Buddha in a Chocolate Box are on their way…

Latest Achievements –

Debuted No. 1 on Triple J Unearthed Charts ‘She Feels Like Home’

Finished 2nd in Guinness Live Nationals (Australia)

Supported – Ash Grunwald, James Reyne, Dave Larkin, Henry Wagons, Potbellez, Monique Brumby

Film clip produced by ABC (won through Triple J unearthed) filmed at Port Fairy during PFFF and has been aired on RAGE

Played Venues – Star of the West (Port Fairy), Hi Fi Bar (Melbourne), Vineyard (St.Kilda), Grumpys (Melbourne), Whalers (Warrnambool), Gaelic Club (Sydney), PJ OBriens (Melbourne), Stump (Port Fairy), Robe Hotel (Robe), The Coolanagatta Hotel (Coolangatta), Grampians Grape Escape, Kangaroo Island Festival

Buddha in a chocolate box

Street IN•vaderS • Mr Fungus

International award-winning comedian, mime, MC and entertainer FERGUS AITKEN returns to Port Fairy Folk Festival with his popular MR FUNGUS act. Having played in over 15 countries across the planet since 1984, Fergus is in regular demand around NZ and further afield as a stand-up comic, corporate presenter and family theatre performer.

“Hilarious…”  NZ News UK

“Mr Fungus is a consummate improvisor”  NZ International Arts Festival

“Made my friend laugh so hard, she got hiccups… be warned” Dominion Post

Mick Thomas’ Roving Commission

The constantly evolving, but always effective line-up of the Roving Commission is testament in itself to the respect commanded within the industry and forms an intriguing and refreshing distraction for the ardent long time supporters of Mick’s music. His ever evolving talents as a writer and performer and racontuer continue to define a career as intruiging as it is enduring.

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Imogen Brough

Imogen Brough’s music has as ethereal quality. Earthy vocals combine with creative, lyrical piano and violin in a soft-rock, balladic style. Hints of Celtic and Irish music surround her melodic song writing, of love stories and of the sea. Beginning to write music at the age of 13, Imogen has developed her own niche of music. At the age of 15, Imogen joined the band ‘The Sweethearts’ as a backing singing, which saw her touring in Italy and Switzerland in 2009.

Over the last couple of years she has performed at The Beechworth Celtic Festival, The National Celtic Festival, Anglesea MF, to the Queenscliff MF Foot-In-The-Door and supported Lisa Mitchel and Georgia Fair in June 2012, Imogen record her first EP ‘Counting Waves’, which was released in August 2012. Counting Waves reached number 6 on the singer/songwriter charts on iTunes! Completing a Bachelor of Music Performance in 2012 at the Victorian College of the Arts/The University of Melbourne, Imogen was an artist on Channel 9’s The Voice TV series. This amazing opportunity saw her working along side Ricky Martin, and also mentor Jessica Mauboy.

frINge • Michael Waugh

Melbourne-based, Uniquely Australian & best described as a traditional storyteller, Michael sings stories about his life from the heart. Born a dairy farmers son and now living and working in the city, you will be spellbound whilst listening to his journey.

Past Accolades:

Roddy Read Songwriting Award, Maldon Folk Festival

Best Folk/Alternate Country composition, Canberra Country Songwriting Awards

Finalist in Songs Alive Australia

Finalist National Songwriting


Finalist TSA National Country Songwriting Amateur – Contemporary

frINge • Rach Brennan

Rach Brennan is a singer/songwriter from Geelong. Her music is described as folk/country with honest heart on her sleeve lyrics, catchy melodies and guitarist Andrew’s memorable riffs. PFFF will see the release of Rach’s debut EP titled ‘Chasing the Sun’, which will be followed by an Australian and Europe tour. She has been recently recognised with Geelong Folk Club’s prestigious  ‘Rick Merrigan Award’, and Geelong’s ‘Female Artist of the Year’ Award. Rach is set to win audiences attention at Port Fairy.