The lineup for what will be the 30th Woodford Folk Festival has finally arrived, topped by the talented likes of homegrown hero Courtney Barnett and acclaimed US roots veteran Michael Franti, as well as many more.

Punters heading to Woodfordia in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland this December will also be treated to performances from the likes of San Cisco, Marlon Williams, Lanie Lane, The Weather Station, Josh Pyke, Kim Churchill, and more.

When we say the lineup is stacked, we mean it. The festival is set to play host to over 2,400 artists and presenters in the fields of music, dance, art, circus, comedy, theatre, and visual arts, across 25 venues.

“There’ll be some fantastic surprises this year,” said Head of Programming Chloe Goodyear. “While we’re especially proud of our programme offerings, we know that Woodford has always been about a great Festival experience.”

“This year huge effort has gone into raising the bar on the Festival art, layout and the overall presentation for our loyal patrons. We’ve always thought Woodford should be about discovering cultural gems.”

Woodford Folk Festival 2015/2016


Dougie Maclean
Paul McKenna Band
The Poozies
Michael Franti
Harry Manx
The East Pointers
The Duhks
The Weather Station
Irish Mythen
Trinity Roots
Moana & The Tribe
Marlon Williams


Courtney Barnett
Kim Churchill
San Cisco
Lanie Lane
Josh Pyke
Katie Noonan’s Vanguard
Paper Kites
Tinpan Orange
Boo Seeka

First Nations

Albert Wiggan (Bardi-Nyulnyul)
Kahl Wallis
Jacinta Price (Warlpiri)
Andrea Kirwin
Ancient Cultures, New Conversations, hosted by Rhoda Roberts

Folk Tradition

Starboard Cannons
Festival Of Small Halls
Noel Gardner & Alex Bridge
Women In Docs
Jeri Foreman
Graeme Connors
Bernard Carney
Davidson Brothers
Ken Waldman
Scott Cook
Ward MacDonald

Blues & Roots

Leah Cotterell
Lucie Thorne & Hamish Stuart
Hat Fitz & Cara
Dezzie D & The Stingrayz
Nattali Rize


The Bruise Brothers
Grand Spectacular Circus
Macedonia Uska Kan orkestar
Baby Et Lulu
Imogen Kelly
Carita Farrer
Leage Of Sideshow Superstars
Francesca ‘La Chica’ Grima & Flamenco Fire

World Folklines

Ganden Jangtse Monks of Tibet
Bongeziwe Mabandla
Dya Singh
Uska Kan Okestar


Noel Pearson
Mark Jones & Albert Wiggan, with George Negus
John Sinclair
Tiny House Forum
Geoff Wood (ABC Radio National) hosting Woodford Wisdom Talks
The Climate Conversation
Keynote: Bob Hawke


Adrienne Truscott
Candy Royalle
Catherine Deveny
Krissy Kneen
Dave Callan
Geraldine Hickey
Harley Breen
Hip Hop vs Circus
Stand-up vs Slam
Great Comedy Debate
The Comedy Gala

Sunday, 27th December 2015 — Friday, 1st January 2016
Woodfordia, Sunshine Coast Hinterland
Tickets: Woodford Folk Festival

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