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Woodford Folk Festival 2012/2013

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by Heath Hewitt (subscribe)
Writer and fitness enthusiast living on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, Queensland.
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Unleash your inner hippie just outside the Sunshine Coast
The internationally renowned Woodford Folk Festival is returning to Woodfordia from December 27 2012 to January 1 2013. The 27th annual event will feature more than 2000 performers and 580 events from local, national and international guests. It's a community arts and culture event on an epic scale - believe me when I say you've never seen anything like this.



The Folk Festival is the perfect place to let down your hair to help bring in the new year. There really is something for everyone here with concerts, dances, writers' panels, a film festival, comedy sessions, debates, arts and crafts, late night cabarets. You name it, it's probably here.

Just a sample at what you will find at the Woodford Folk Festival//By jemasmith
Just a sample at what you will find at the Woodford Folk Festival//By jemasmith


Woodfordia, otherwise an unused 500-acre environmental parkland found in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, about one hour north of Brisbane, literally becomes a city in the middle of the forest whenever the festival is on. It's uncanny to think everything you will see here isn't there all year round. Those looking to make the absolute most of the festival and the great outdoors should check out the camp sites available.

Some of the crowds you can expect at Woodford//By jemasmith
Some of the crowds you can expect at Woodford//By jemasmith


It takes a small army to bring the Folk Festival to life. Just to put things in to perspective on how big this operation is, more than 20,000 square metres of canvas must be used for the 22 venues, 16 bars, 140 food, craft and merchandise stalls. More than 15km of fencing will be erected and more than 16,000 chairs will be placed. The map will give you a good indication of what you're in for.

Just a casual game of chess with real people and fire/By jemasmith
Just a casual game of chess with real people and fire/By jemasmith


The Woodword Folk Festival is for the hippie in all of us. So much love and effort goes in to making this six day, six night experience the best it can be. More than 120,000 patrons a year couldn't be wrong.
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Why? To let your hair down for a six day, six night community arts cultural event that will teach you to enjoy life.
When: December 27, 2012-January 1, 2013
Phone: 07 5496 1066
Where: Woodfordia
Cost: Gate price for six days for adults $450. Early bird tickets/camping packages available.
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