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Woodford Folk Festival 2018/19

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by Elaine (subscribe)
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Itís mythical, itís magical, itís mind-blowing
Woodford Folk Festival 2018/2019, six days, six nights, music, cultural festival, annual, 33rd Woodford Folk Festival, Woodfordia, profound, rich, colourful, transforms into a little town, restaurants, cafes, stalls, bars, street theatre, parades, butterfly walks, ponds wildlife, Children's Festival, on-site camping, Glamping, Festival Journeys, land of make-believe, magic, mystique, mythical, magical, mind-blowing
Six days and six nights at Woodford Folk Festival 2018/2019


Six days and six nights at the annual Woodford Folk Festival sounds pretty amazing to me! The music and cultural Woodford Folk Festival runs every year from the 27 December through to the 1 January, commencing every year with the traditional Opening Ceremony and closing with its spectacular showcase, the Fire Event, on New Year's Day.



2018/2019 marks the 33rd Woodford Folk Festival and the 24th held at Woodfordia, a semi-rural town, seventy-two kilometres north of Brisbane. The Woodford Folk Festival is the largest gathering of artists and musicians in one place, in the whole of Australia. With more than 2 000 performers and 438 events, featuring local, national and international guests, the Woodford Folk Festival experience is profound, rich and colourful.

Woodford Folk Festival 2018/2019, six days, six nights, music, cultural festival, annual, 33rd Woodford Folk Festival, Woodfordia, profound, rich, colourful, transforms into a little town, restaurants, cafes, stalls, bars, street theatre, parades, butterfly walks, ponds wildlife, Children's Festival, on-site camping, Glamping, Festival Journeys, land of make-believe, magic, mystique, mythical, magical, mind-blowing
Electric energy in Woodfordia streets


The Woodford Folk Festival site is a former barren dairy farm, that has been lovingly regenerated with more than 120,000 sub-tropical rainforest trees, orchids, ferns and sedges, all planted to create a habitat for butterflies and wildlife.

Every year for six days and six nights, Woodfordia is transformed into a village that hosts more than 25,000 visitors, performers, stallholders, volunteers and organisers every day. During the Woodford Folk Festival six day event, this festival is actually the 67th largest town in Australia.

Woodford Folk Festival 2018/2019, six days, six nights, music, cultural festival, annual, 33rd Woodford Folk Festival, Woodfordia, profound, rich, colourful, transforms into a little town, restaurants, cafes, stalls, bars, street theatre, parades, butterfly walks, ponds wildlife, Children's Festival, on-site camping, Glamping, Festival Journeys, land of make-believe, magic, mystique, mythical, magical, mind-blowing
It's mythical, it's magical!


The Woodford Folk Festival programme features:

concerts
dances
street theatre
writers' panels
film festival
comedy sessions
acoustic jams
social dialogue and debate
folk medicine

Woodford Folk Festival 2018/2019, six days, six nights, music, cultural festival, annual, 33rd Woodford Folk Festival, Woodfordia, profound, rich, colourful, transforms into a little town, restaurants, cafes, stalls, bars, street theatre, parades, butterfly walks, ponds wildlife, Children's Festival, on-site camping, Glamping, Festival Journeys, land of make-believe, magic, mystique, mythical, magical, mind-blowing
Circus and cabaret at Woodford!


an entire children's festival
an environmental programme featuring talks, debates and films
art and craft workshops
circus performances and workshops
late night cabarets
parades and special events, including the spectacular Fire Event on New Year's Day.

Woodford Folk Festival 2018/2019, six days, six nights, music, cultural festival, annual, 33rd Woodford Folk Festival, Woodfordia, profound, rich, colourful, transforms into a little town, restaurants, cafes, stalls, bars, street theatre, parades, butterfly walks, ponds wildlife, Children's Festival, on-site camping, Glamping, Festival Journeys, land of make-believe, magic, mystique, mythical, magical, mind-blowing
Magic is being made every day at Woodford Folk Festival!


Restaurants, cafe's, stalls, bars, street theatre and parades line the Festival streets. Forested campgrounds, butterfly walks, ponds and wildlife, complete the unparalleled location. Woodford Folk Festival has a mystical allure to a huge cross-section of visitors, from the young to the young-at-heart and like the colourful butterflies, attracts a rainbow of nationalities from around the world. It's a magical experience, one not to be missed.

Woodford Folk Festival 2018/2019, six days, six nights, music, cultural festival, annual, 33rd Woodford Folk Festival, Woodfordia, profound, rich, colourful, transforms into a little town, restaurants, cafes, stalls, bars, street theatre, parades, butterfly walks, ponds wildlife, Children's Festival, on-site camping, Glamping, Festival Journeys, land of make-believe, magic, mystique, mythical, magical, mind-blowing
Elders of Woodfordia coming out to play


One can imagine with such a full itinerary happening over six days and six nights, it would be nigh impossible for me to cover everything. So a quick glossary with links to the respective happenings, is what I have done, to help you make your choices.

Explore the 2018 Programme here. Choose your preferred genre, date and venue and voilŗ;

Woodford Folk Festival 2018/2019, six days, six nights, music, cultural festival, annual, 33rd Woodford Folk Festival, Woodfordia, profound, rich, colourful, transforms into a little town, restaurants, cafes, stalls, bars, street theatre, parades, butterfly walks, ponds wildlife, Children's Festival, on-site camping, Glamping, Festival Journeys, land of make-believe, magic, mystique, mythical, magical, mind-blowing
See things to challenge your imagination!


Woodford Folk Festival's Children's Festival

You will find two festivals at Woodford - one is for big kids and the other is for the little kids. The Woodford Folk Festival's Children's Festival is celebrating its 33rd year this year and is a secluded space set aside to inspire and entertain the smallest of Woodfordians. The children's entertainment kicks off at 8.00am every day and runs right through until 5.00pm.



Activities range from puppet shows; craft; games; theatre; circus; dance and storytelling. It's full-time full-on fun for everyone and everybody who is keen on playing the whole day away.

The 2018/2019 Children's Festival features nine venues with more than fifty-five acts and presenting approximately two hundred and sixty performances and workshops - all included in your Woodford Folk Festival children's ticket.

Woodford Folk Festival 2018/2019, six days, six nights, music, cultural festival, annual, 33rd Woodford Folk Festival, Woodfordia, profound, rich, colourful, transforms into a little town, restaurants, cafes, stalls, bars, street theatre, parades, butterfly walks, ponds wildlife, Children's Festival, on-site camping, Glamping, Festival Journeys, land of make-believe, magic, mystique, mythical, magical, mind-blowing
Tickets to Woodford are now on sale


To view the Woodford 2018/2019 Pricing Table, please click here. You will find pre-Festival pricing, Festival online pricing, with camping, without camping, day tickets, parking etc.

Various maps are available for downloading. Please click here to find the Woodfordia Site map; Season camping area map and the Festival Village map.

Woodford Folk Festival 2018/2019, six days, six nights, music, cultural festival, annual, 33rd Woodford Folk Festival, Woodfordia, profound, rich, colourful, transforms into a little town, restaurants, cafes, stalls, bars, street theatre, parades, butterfly walks, ponds wildlife, Children's Festival, on-site camping, Glamping, Festival Journeys, land of make-believe, magic, mystique, mythical, magical, mind-blowing
Woodfordia site map


Preparing for Woodford Folk Festival

Camping on-site for the full six days of the Festival is the best way to be totally immersed in the magic that Woodford has to offer. There is 'overnight camping', 'disability camping', a general store; overnight camping cafe; on-site tent motel (tent city) and off-site Eco accommodation. Please click here for more information to take into consideration when camping at Woodford Folk Festival.

It's your choice whether you set up your own campsite or stay in one of the pre-organised onsite camping options.

Woodford Folk Festival 2018/2019, six days, six nights, music, cultural festival, annual, 33rd Woodford Folk Festival, Woodfordia, profound, rich, colourful, transforms into a little town, restaurants, cafes, stalls, bars, street theatre, parades, butterfly walks, ponds wildlife, Children's Festival, on-site camping, Glamping, Festival Journeys, land of make-believe, magic, mystique, mythical, magical, mind-blowing
All the rage at European festivals, the cardboard tent!


KarTent - Viva la cardboard revolution
KarTent offers the environmentally conscious Woodfordians the opportunity to camp in your very own cardboard tent - apparently, this is all the rage at European festivals. KarTents are waterproof, prebuilt, recyclable and they stay fresh.
To view where the KarTents will be positioned at Woodfordia and to pre-book your KarTent, please click here.

Woodford Folk Festival 2018/2019, six days, six nights, music, cultural festival, annual, 33rd Woodford Folk Festival, Woodfordia, profound, rich, colourful, transforms into a little town, restaurants, cafes, stalls, bars, street theatre, parades, butterfly walks, ponds wildlife, Children's Festival, on-site camping, Glamping, Festival Journeys, land of make-believe, magic, mystique, mythical, magical, mind-blowing
Tent City


Tent City - your home away from home at Woodfordia
When it comes to reliable, comfy cabin-style tents, you can't beat this option. Tent City is the perfect option for the Woodfordian visiting the Festival for one night or the whole week. Simply rock up and find your tent ready to go!
To book your Tent City home, please click here.

Tepee Love
Get your zen on with the beautiful tipi accommodation from TepeeLove. If you want to use your Woodford experience to relax, slow down, enjoy and connect in a nurturing environment, surrounded by art and softness, TepeeLove is the answer to your dream.
Please click here to book your Tepee.

Woodford Folk Festival 2018/2019, six days, six nights, music, cultural festival, annual, 33rd Woodford Folk Festival, Woodfordia, profound, rich, colourful, transforms into a little town, restaurants, cafes, stalls, bars, street theatre, parades, butterfly walks, ponds wildlife, Children's Festival, on-site camping, Glamping, Festival Journeys, land of make-believe, magic, mystique, mythical, magical, mind-blowing
My style of camping!


Pitch Luxury Camping
This year is Pitch Luxury Camping's first year at Woodford - very exciting news! They offer glamping tents suitable for couples and families located in a setting that will allow guests' space to relax and privacy too.
Book your Pitch Luxury Camping here.

Woodford Folk Festival 2018/2019, six days, six nights, music, cultural festival, annual, 33rd Woodford Folk Festival, Woodfordia, profound, rich, colourful, transforms into a little town, restaurants, cafes, stalls, bars, street theatre, parades, butterfly walks, ponds wildlife, Children's Festival, on-site camping, Glamping, Festival Journeys, land of make-believe, magic, mystique, mythical, magical, mind-blowing
For the first time at Woodfordia, Pitch Luxury Camping


Alternative accommodation may also be found in the Moreton Bay Region and the Sunshine Coast Region for families to the 2018/2019 Woodford Folk Festival.

Woodford Folk Festival is so organised. They have even designed and created different Festival Journeys for visitors to Woodfordia to enjoy. We have the:

'You and Your Besties' - You plus your best friends plus Woodford = best New Year's ever
'Health and Wellness' - Refilling the well: Woodford's Wellness Programme
'Family Adventure' - Following the kids (with grownup stuff along the way)

Woodford Folk Festival 2018/2019, six days, six nights, music, cultural festival, annual, 33rd Woodford Folk Festival, Woodfordia, profound, rich, colourful, transforms into a little town, restaurants, cafes, stalls, bars, street theatre, parades, butterfly walks, ponds wildlife, Children's Festival, on-site camping, Glamping, Festival Journeys, land of make-believe, magic, mystique, mythical, magical, mind-blowing
Watch the sun rise on the first day of the New Year with your besties!


Whatever your heart desires at Woodfordia, your heart can attain.

Imagine a world of magic, a world of mystique, where anything and everything is possible, in a land of make-believe. Challenge your imagination!
It's mythical, it's magical, it's mind-blowing, this is the world of the Woodford Folk Festival! Your life will never be the same again!

Woodford Folk Festival 2018/2019, six days, six nights, music, cultural festival, annual, 33rd Woodford Folk Festival, Woodfordia, profound, rich, colourful, transforms into a little town, restaurants, cafes, stalls, bars, street theatre, parades, butterfly walks, ponds wildlife, Children's Festival, on-site camping, Glamping, Festival Journeys, land of make-believe, magic, mystique, mythical, magical, mind-blowing
We are the Folk and this is our Lore!


All images courtesy of www.woodfordfolkfestival.com and Woodford Folk Festival Facebook
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Why? For six days and six nights of music and culture magic
When: Thursday 27 December 2018 to Tuesday 1 January 2019
Phone: (07) 5496-1066
Where: 87 Woodrow Road, Woodford, QLD 4514
Cost: See www.woodfordfolkfestival.com for pricing
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Looks like fun Elaine. Thanks for sharing
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