The magical four-day festival returns in full-strength in March 2023.
One month to go until festival goers and music lovers alike can experience Australia’s favourite folk festival by the sea Port Fairy Folk Festival. Today the festival has offered up its final musical artist lineup, bigger and better than ever.
An experience like no other, from 10 – 13 March the beautiful seaside township will be bustling with international and local artists, art and culture to entertain the whole family.
Port Fairy Folk Festival Full Lineup 2023
ANDREW GURRUWIWI BAND
BIRDZ & FRED LEONE
BLUE MOON MARQUEE
THE BURNING HELL
C.W. STONEKING & HIS PRIMITIVE HORN ORCHESTRA
EMMA DONOVAN: FOLLOW THE SUN
FIND YOUR VOICE COLLECTIVE
FOLK BITCH TRIO
GEORGIA STATE LINE
GINA WILLIAMS & GUY GHOUSE
THE LANGAN BAND
LUCY LORENNE & THE EARLY BIRDS
MY GIDDY AUNT
NANCY BATES & TABITHA LEAN
NIAMH REGAN NICK CHARLES
O’ LITTLE SISTER
OUT OF HAND
REBECCA BARNARD & PETER FARNAN
SINGING OUR FUTURES
SKYSCRAPER STAN & THE COMMISSION FLATS
THE SOUTHERN OCEAN SEA BAND
TIN SHED SINGERS
TOM WEST & LUCINDA R.
TRIBUTE TO UNCLE ARCHIE TRUE SPIRIT REVIVAL YOGA
VIEUX FARKA TOURÉ
WARRNAMBOOL PIPE BAND
WHILE & MATTHEWS
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Alongside live performances from artists from around the world, the kid’s program invites children to get involved in the Folkie fun with engaging and interactive activities from Krazy Koala Puppet Show, Tim Credible the Magician, Woody’s World, Happy Hoop Workshop, Bush Wahzee, Connected Circus and more. In addition to this, there will be a new kid’s area featuring mini golf and other activities to keep everyone entertained! Kids aged 12 and under are granted free entry to the festival with a parent or guardian.
Included in the annual event is the epic Archie Roach Foundation stage line-up which will include performances from Andrew Gurruwiwi, Birdz and Fred Leone, Bumpy, Dobby, Emma Donovan’s Follow The Sun kid’s show, Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse, Nancy Bates and Tabitha Lean, Pirritu, and Radical Son as well as workshops, conversations, and a tribute to the namesake of the foundation stage, Uncle Archie Roach.
Program director Justin Rudge said: “We are so thrilled to be back and firing on all cylinders in 2023! All the wonderful elements our loyal audience adores about the Folkie are here – local culture, songs and stories, international artists, emerging youth artists, and a jam-packed kids and family program. Following on from our award-winning festival in 2022, we can’t wait to present a world class major event in Port Fairy.”
The Port Fairy Folk Festival is truly unique in its ability to engage audiences from far and wide, all of which come together to celebrate community and the amazing melting pot of artists, musicians, food, and fun in the beautiful seaside surrounds of Port Fairy, Victoria.
Port Fairy Folk Festival takes place from 10-13 March 2023. Tickets are available now. For further information and to secure your spot at Australia’s biggest folk festival by the sea, visit portfairyfolkfestival.com