The Queensland Folk Federation Committee first mooted the idea of a Festival in 1986 as the event that would put the folk movement 'back on the map'. Would anyone then have known that from its first day, Friday March 13 1987, this Festival would grow to be one of Australia's largest and most important cultural events.
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Held on the south-west coast of Victoria, Australia's world famous independent music festival presents major international and national folk artists in a four day festival of folk, country, blues, jazz, bluegrass, acoustic rock and world roots music. The festival magically transforms the fishing village in a spirit of cultural celebration. This includes parades, fairs, markets, busking, children's events and street theatre in a Free Festival of the Streets along side five main concerts in the ticketed Arena. Click on the logo to visit the site.