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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
All the rage at European festivals, the cardboard tent!
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.
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.
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.
For the first time at Woodfordia, Pitch Luxury Camping
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!