Port Fairy Folk Festival brings together local and international acts for its 2020 lineup

Port Fairy Folk Festival brings together local and international acts for its 2020 lineup

Photo by Adam Taylor

The packed program looks to celebrate pioneers of folk fusion from around the globe.

Next year marks the 44th annual Port Fairy Folk Festival and after teasing a snippet of the lineup in August, the full program has finally arrived.

Joining previously announced artists Blind Boys of Alabama, John McCutcheon, Patty Griffin, YolanDa Brown, Eleanor McEvoy, C.W. Stoneking and The Maes, the extensive lineup is a salute to the folk and roots traditions of communities worldwide.

Keeping with the Port Fairy tradition of themed concerts, this year will introduce a range of First Nations artists through its Songs and Stories program. First Nations artists including Archie Roach (Australia), Ego Lemos (Timor Leste), Hubert Francis (Canada) and Mihirangi Fleming (New Zealand) will share tales and insights through song and conversation, hosted by Gina Williams.

Next year’s festival will also host a range of other themed concerts including Women Out Loud, The Guitarists and Blues and Roots In The Round.

Check out the full Port Fairy Folk Festival lineup below: 

Archie Roach
Band of Brothers
Benny B
Benny Walker
Big Rory and Ochie
Bobby Alu
The Blind Boys of Alabama
Bob Jensen
The Burning Hell
Connected Circus
Cool Out Sun
C.W. Stoneking
Dan Sultan
Daniel Champagne
The East Pointers
Ego Lemos
Eleanor McEvoy
Emily Wurramara
Find Your Voice All Abilities Choir
Flacco and Sandman
Flats and Sharps
Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse
Gizmo Guy
Grace Petrie
Harry Shearer
Heidi Hops
Hell Ship
Hubert Francis
Ian Sherwood
The Jellyman’s Daughter
Jeff Lang
John McCutcheon
John Smith
Judith Owen
Kieran Kane and Rayna Gellert
Krazy Koala Puppet Show
The Langan Band
The Little Stevies
The Maes
Māmā Mihirangi and The Māreikura 
Ned Kelly
Neil Murray
Nick Charles
Niq Reefman
Oliver the Crow
Oriel Glennen
Patty Griffin
Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi
Ruby Gill
Ruth Hazelton and The Daisy Wheel
Shane Howard
Sibusile Xaba
Teeny Tiny Stevies
Tina Green Circus
The Seagulls
The Small Glories
The Southern Ocean Sea Band
SON aka Susan O’Neill
Things of Stone and Wood
This Way North
Tony McManus
Uptown Brown
Wayne Jury and Justin Brady
William Crighton
Will Kimbrough
Ye Vagabonds
YolanDa Brown
YolanDa’s Band Jam

Port Fairy Folk Festival is happening across Port Fairy from Friday March 6 until Monday March 9. Find tickets and more info here

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