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Published March 2nd 2020
Update March 18th 2020
Obviously this has been cancelled but keep it in mind for next year.
Fun for all ages
If you like traditional music and dancing, this is a fabulous festival to attend.
Billabong Band from Victoria. All images from website
This Easter, Canberra Exhibition Park will be home to 20 venues holding over 750 individual concerts showcasing a diversity of musical genres as diverse as acoustic, bluegrass, roots, blues, Celtic, country, indigenous, world and gypsy. Contemporary folk will be playing alongside the best of vintage folk and older traditions.
Spoken Word venues provide everything from yarns, storytelling, talks and poetry to bush and slam.
John Peel, Bush Poet
For dancers, there will be performances and workshops from many genres - bush dance, American contra, colonial, Irish, Scottish, Maori, Flamenco, Bavarian, tango and bellydance. There is also a dance competition where you can join in and dance newly written dances while the judges ponder the winners.
Dividing Range Dancers
Street theatre abounds. You never know who or what you will see around the corner - buskers, puppets, acrobats or Morris Men.
The Big Top hosts the Not For Kids Kid's Show, the Circus Death Match and more.
Amazing Drumming Monkeys
Instrument Makers display and sell their wares at the festival. Check out the program - there is so much happening! Food stalls are plentiful so you don't need to bother with self-catering.
Food stalls abound
On-site camping is available or find a hotel or Airbnb. Light rail connects the festival site from all parts of the city being only 12 minutes away from the city centre. There are also bike paths.