Port Fairy Folk Festival reveal its final lineup for March long weekend

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Port Fairy Folk Festival reveal its final lineup for March long weekend

Words by Staff Writer

The annual festival has just revealed its final lineup.

With just one month remaining until the much-anticipated Port Fairy Folk Festival kicks off, organisers have unveiled the thrilling final lineup for the long weekend event set against the backdrop of the mighty Southern Ocean.

Nestled in the scenic seaside town, this year’s festival promises a plethora of musical delights with over 90 artists gracing six stages across the Festival Arena and numerous more scattered throughout Port Fairy’s charming village. Anticipation is high, with an expected influx of over 20,000 visitors during the festival weekend from 8th to 11th March 2024.

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Joining the already stacked lineup are Nick Charles, High Street Bound, Jimi Hocking, The Linda Ronstadt Show Featuring Ella Hooper, The Southern Ocean Sea Band and the Tin Shed Singers.

These artists join previously announced acts the legendary Graham Nash, Cam Cole, The Songbird, Gaby Moreno, Quote The Raven, Norway’s Gangar, Scotland’s Gnoss, Teho, Daoiri Farrell, Lorraine Nash, Alice Skye, Sarah Blasko,  Sons of the East, Kate Miller-Heidke, Fanny Lumsden, Queenie, and The Little Stevies, among many others.

Returning favourites also include the much-loved special events programme, featuring highlights such as The Sunday Singout, Women Out Loud hosted by Sarah Carroll, and The Guitarists Show, honouring some of the world’s finest players. Also on offer is the renowned Find Your Voice Collective, spotlighting local talent, and the Future Folk music series, showcasing promising young artists from the region.

For almost half a century, the Port Fairy Folk Festival has been a beacon of entertainment and inspiration, drawing artists and music aficionados alike to its enchanting locale.

According to Port Fairy Folk Festival Program Director, Justin Rudge, this year’s edition caters to a diverse audience, spanning multiple generations, and brings together the finest in global music and culture.

“We take pride in our wonderfully diverse audience, and in our 47th year, we’re curating an exceptional lineup that reflects the essence of folk music’s origins. We’re thrilled to shine the spotlight on two legendary artists, Graham Nash and Judy Collins, who will regale audiences with tales and tunes that have shaped the folk music landscape. Additionally, our stages will resonate with the vibrant sounds of local talents, emerging stars, and seasoned performers, promising an unforgettable experience for all music enthusiasts,” said Justin.

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From soul-stirring performances to thought-provoking showcases, this year’s Port Fairy Folk Festival guarantees an immersive journey through a tapestry of musical genres and cultural expressions.

In addition to the captivating musical offerings, festival-goers can explore an array of market stalls and indulge in the culinary delights of local bars and eateries both within the festival grounds and throughout Port Fairy’s picturesque village.

Set against the scenic backdrop of Port Fairy, Victoria, the festival promises an enchanting experience over the Labour Day long weekend from 8th to 11th March. Final tickets are available now, offering the chance to immerse oneself in a world of music, culture, and community.

Port Fairy Folk Festival takes places in Port Fairy, Victoria from 8-11 March over the Labour Day long weekend. Final tickets are available now. To book your ticket and explore accommodation and travel options, visit portfairyfolkfestival.com