Port Fairy Folk Festival has been postponed seven months out from its 2021 event

Port Fairy Folk Festival has been postponed seven months out from its 2021 event

Image by David Harris
Words by Tom Parker

The beloved event has made the tough call.

Port Fairy Folk Festival (PFFF) takes music lovers from across the world to a special place when it goes down every March. Despite being seven months out from its 45th edition in March 2021, the beloved event has just announced it won’t be going ahead next year.

The decision has been made with the Port Fairy community at the forefront. It’s the most difficult decision the PFFF Committee has had to make across the event’s 44-year tenure but with the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 clouding proceedings, the tough call has been made.

Committing to a large-scale event in this climate comes with many risks – the obvious health concerns are accompanied by an inherent financial unpredictability.

The Committee will now turn to its 2022 event, scheduled for the weekend of March 11 – 14, where it will strive to present its biggest and best instalment yet.

For over four decades, PFFF has welcomed the most extraordinary international and local folk, blues and roots talent to its beachside location. In 2020, the festival welcomed the likes of Blind Boys of Alabama, Patty Griffin, C.W. Stoneking, Archie Roach, The East Pointers, Hubert Francis, YolanDa Brown, This Way North, and many more, for a huge event that went down just before COVID-19 hit.

Port Fairy Folk Festival will go ahead from March 11 – 14, 2022. Find out more via the festival’s website.

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