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Fairbridge Festival is one festival you need to attend
It is almost time for the great Fairbridge Festival, where you can spend a weekend away from Perth or if you live Mandurah way, drop into this festival each day.



This year will be the 27th annual event, which is quite an achievement! Fairbridge Festival always has heaps of music and dance acts as well as interesting workshops, market stalls and activities for the whole family.



At this festival, you will be able to see a program of some of the best folk, world and roots music. Set in idyllic surroundings, where there are no cars, the camping grounds will make it all the more fun for families. You could easily spend three days seeing different things and hearing different performers.



This year, it will be on from 26th to 28th April 2019 from 10 am. For those of you who have not been here before, Fairbridge is located at Fairbridge Road, Pinjarra, just a short drive from the town of Pinjarra.



This year, there will be some artists who have performed at Fairbridge before, as well as some new ones, who will all bring sheer magic to this wonderful festival.

From the UK comes the incomparable Rory McLeod, the one-man soul band. Rory is a poet and story-teller, who sings 20's and 30's jazz and blues songs.

Everyone will be splitting their sides laughing at the wonderful Martin Pearson, a comedian and cabaret performer who mixes satire and charming songs.

Or how about a renowned shanty group, Kimber's Men - who will perform "salty and salubrious songs of the sea."

You can watch two sisters and two stories, which are hilariously intertwined with the sweetest of songs and they are the Little Stevies. They will perform at shows with their own set of popular songs about everyday life and a special children's show called Teeny Tiny Stevies. This show landed them an ABC music deal and has now been regularly seen on ABC Kids.

Or there will be the fabulous John the Sandman and his Sandscript Machine. John is an engineer who loves performing and has great wit with words in beautiful sand letters around the festival site.



Don't forget to mark your diaries and phones, so you do not miss this event. Tickets are on sale at this site.

LINE-UP
Some of the performers who will be at this year's festival include:
Flats and Sharps (UK)
Riccardo Tesi & Banditaliana (IT)
Darol Anger's Republic of Strings (USA)
The Maes (formerly the Mae Trio) (VIC)
Bush Gothic (VIC)
Edgelarks - Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin (UK)
Family Shoveller Band (WA)
Hot Potato Band (NSW)
I Viaggiatori ft. Kavisha Mazzella (VIC)
JigJam (IRE)
John the Sandman and his Fabulous Sandscript Machine (WA)
Kimber's Men (UK)
Jeremy Kittel & Co. (USA)
Lois Olney (WA)
Mānran (SCT)
Martin Pearson (VIC)
Mick Thomas and the Roving Commission (VIC)
Riccardo Tesi & Banditaliana (IT)
Rory McLeod (UK)
Salvatore Rossano and Santa Taranta present: SONU Songs from the Homeland (VIC)
The Little Stevies and Teeny Tiny Stevies (VIC)
The Maes (VIC)
Uptown Brown! (VIC)
And more yet to be announced

You can read more about each act and see a more complete list at this link.

These artists are some of the UK and USA's most popular and entertaining performers and you can see them at this year's Fairbridge Festival! Included in the above is an Italian icon of world music, a very popular Australian-Italian folk singer and a band of male musicians who play European folk music.

FOOD
There will be plenty of food to buy at the event, so no one will go hungry!

CHILDREN
Children will be well catered for at the festival with something for them to do during the whole festival, so bring the whole family.



Camping
You can find out all about camping at this link.

Raffle
The Fairbridge Festival raffle is one of the main fundraising activities. Every ticket you buy goes towards the ongoing success of this very popular event and you will have the chance to win one of the great prizes listed at this link.

You can buy the $5 tickets at one of the Fairbridge Festival Taster events, on the second Wednesday of the month, at Camelot Outdoor Cinema or at the festival itself.

You can find out a lot more and read more about this wonderful festival at their website.
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Why? For a fabulous few days
When: 26th to 28th April 2019
Where: Fairbridge Village Fairbridge Rd, Pinjarra, WA 6208
Cost: Varies - see article
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