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Woodford aiming to win over 100,000 strong crowd

Woodford 2012 is feeling like it will be a beauty. Jenny Oakley.
Woodford 2012 is feeling like it will be a beauty. Jenny Oakley. john mccutcheon

THE 2012 Woodford Folk Festival opens tomorrow with a stellar line up of musicians and performers, educators and statesmen packing a six-day program designed to delight and captivate an audience expected to total more than 100,000.

Early ticket sales were 20% up on previous years, great news for the Queensland Folk Federation which is still recovering from the disastrous flooding in early January, 2011.

The site now is looking in immaculate condition with improved drainage and road networks.

A busy workforce of volunteers has been on site for much of this month setting up the infrastructure required to accommodate a town of 25,000 people for six days.

Slightly cooler conditions are expected to greet the start of the festival with a chance of showers to freshen the grass and lay any dust.

The 27th annual festival will welcome 438 performances featuring 3000 performers in a program that would take 80 24-hour days to complete if run back to back.

The wonderfully eclectic line up features everything from traditional folk through to pop rock and all points in between with artists representing diverse international roots as well as the best of our own indigenous culture.

A full program Children's Festival will run parallel to the main event.

Archie Roach, Emma Louise, Julia Stone, Kate Miller-Heidke, Dallas Frasca, Mama Kin, Vince Jones, The John Butler Trio, The Saints, The Darren Percival Band, Electric Empire, Band of Frequencies and Angus Stone are just some of the acts set to enthral audiences across the festival's 35 venues.

 

SERVING ALL THE FOLK

Woodford Folk Festival:

December 27-January 1 at Woodfordia, north-west of Caboolture

14 bars which are expected to serve 21,385 pints of Guinness and Kilkenny and 65,760 cans of beer

48 cafes and restaurants offering a wide range of cuisine

58% of patrons will come from south-east Queensland, 29.1% from interstate, 10% from other areas of Queensland and 3.3% from overseas

Go to woodfordfolkfestival.com.au for ticketing and other information

Topics:  music festival woodford folk festival woodfordia



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