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:
Band of Brothers
Big Rory and Ochie
The Blind Boys of Alabama
The Burning Hell
Cool Out Sun
The East Pointers
Find Your Voice All Abilities Choir
Flacco and Sandman
Flats and Sharps
Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse
The Jellyman’s Daughter
Kieran Kane and Rayna Gellert
Krazy Koala Puppet Show
The Langan Band
The Little Stevies
Māmā Mihirangi and The Māreikura
Oliver the Crow
Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi
Ruth Hazelton and The Daisy Wheel
Teeny Tiny Stevies
Tina Green Circus
The Small Glories
The Southern Ocean Sea Band
SON aka Susan O’Neill
Things of Stone and Wood
This Way North
Wayne Jury and Justin Brady
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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