Violent Femmes, Bertie Blackman To Play Woodford Folk Festival
Brian Ritchie, Photo: Ros O'Gorman

Brian Ritchie, Photo: Ros O'Gorman

Violent Femmes, Bertie Blackman To Play Woodford Folk Festival

by Paul Cashmere on October 19, 2014

in Live,News

Woodford Folk Festival 2014 has tapped a world-class line-up for 2015 with semi-Aussie band Violent Femmes leading the charge along with Bertie Blackman and The Cat Empire.

Woodfolk Folk Festival is a mix for rock, country, blues and roots with Australian artists line-up with acts from all over the planet including Scotland, Hawaii, Canada and New Zealand.

“Folk means people and Woodford offers the honest music of the people of most parts of the globe,” says Violent Femmes co-founder and Australian citizen Brian Ritchie. “Another definition might be that it’s a temporary city in the humid rain forest where people co-exist for the sake of listening to that music. Any way you look at it the range and mass of art and audience at Woodford is unique in the Aussie festival scene. I enjoy attending Woodford because there are always surprise gems like a sitarist playing by candlelight or Canadian maritime music around a campfire. The organisers are music lovers foremost and put their hearts into it.”

Woodford Folk Festival music line-up

Violent Femmes (USA), Bertie Blackman, The Cat Empire, Archie Roach, Nahko and Medicine for the People (USA), The Topp Twins (NZ), Sticky Fingers, Kate Miller-Heidke, Jeff Lang, Lau (SCOT), Matt Anderson (CAN), Christine Anu, Tiny Ruins (NZ), Del Barber (CAN), We Two Thieves, Shooglenifty (SCOT), Led Kaapana (HAW), Hiatus Kiayote, Mia Dyson, Darren Middleton, John Smith (ENG), Jenn Grant (CAN).

The Woodford Folk Festival also gathers leaders in politics, arts business and historical figures to participate at the festival.

Woodford Folk Festival arts and speakers line-up

Bob Hawke, Josh Fox (USA), Rhoda Roberts, Uncle Jack Charles, Catherine Deveny, Sean Choolburra, Richard Fidler, Robert Llewellyn (ENG), Juice Rap News, Karen Middleton, Nigel Brennan, Tim Cope, Tenzin Choegyal, Professor Ian Lowe, Rod Quantock, Fiona Scott Norman, Anna Rose, Simon Sheikh.

Woodford Folk Festival is supported by the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland as part of a growing calendar of sporting, cultural and regional events throughout the state.

The Woodford Folk Festival is on from December 27, 2014 to January 1, 2015 at Woodfordia, Queensland.

This year’s festival will feature over 400 acts presenting 1556 shows in 35 performance venues over six days and nights.

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