The Woodford Folk Festival will get underway on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland on Friday.
Festival Director Bull Hauritz offers his Top 5 tips of what to bring.
“For the un-initiated Woodfordians getting the packing list right is half the battle, but being well prepared will mean a smooth and happy festival,” Bill says.
The Top 5 Things To Bring To Woodford Folk Festival
· THINGS TO STAY COOL: With fun sunny days on the weather line-up, it’s promising to be beautiful one day and a little warm the next. Don’t forget your hat, sunglasses, a water bottle and sunscreen. May we suggest a fan, water spray bottle, parasol, or sarong for the shoulders (doubling as a picnic mat and late night scarf) to breeze through the festival, cool as a cucumber.
· THINGS TO STAY WARM: Balmy days do not always lead to balmy nights. The mercury has been known to dip, and if a quick storm blows over to settle the dust, don’t be caught out cold and wet. Not a bad idea to throw in a poncho, a cardigan and your loudest pair of gumboots, just to be on the safe side.
· A SENSE OF ADVENTURE: Our arms and gates are wide open to every Woodfordian, from all walks of life. The diversity that wanders our streets is truly astonishing. So whoever you are, and wherever you come from, make a new friend and try something new… a craft workshop, belly dance, join a singing lesson, juggle, play ‘The Game’, fight for Slam Poet domination, stay up for the Dawn Ceremony on January 1, make a lantern, meet a monster, or debunk those mystery bus myths. Be whatever you want to be. We’re gonna love you anyway.
· THE WOODFORDIAN ATTITUDE: Woodfordia is an amazing community of people working together to create, have a blast and make connections. And at the end of it all… we want you to head back to reality happier, healthier and braced for an amazing new year. We’d love all Woodfordians to share, respect, recycle, participate and go home full of magical stories and treasured memories.
· A GOOD FESTIVAL HOME: If you’re planning to camp on-site make sure you’ve got what you need to be safe, comfortable and dry. There are only so many couches to crash on at the Pineapple Lounge, and it will make your stay all the more pleasant if you’re prepared. We’re not talking about the kitchen sink… but a decent tent, a few changes of clothes, and a soft spot to catch your breath and your ZZZZs. Dancing like crazy is more taxing than you think.
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