2018 Tablelands Folk Festival – October 26-28. Festival Early Bird Weekend Tickets on sale HERE.
President’s Report 2018 – I wish to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. The Dulgaburra-Yidingi people continue to welcome us all to their wonderful piece of paradise. I would also like to acknowledge their elders past, present and emerging for they hold the memories, the traditions, the culture and the hopes of Indigenous Australia. Special thanks to Uncle Laurie Padmore for welcome to country and Councillor Samantha Banks for extending that welcome from the Tablelands Regional Council.
For those of us who thought we had run out of venues, well this year we include the Allumbah Pocket Cottages as a workshop venue and ‘Jam Space’, and Yungaburra Pit Stop, who will host one of our Special Events when we introduce The Ironing Maidens to the Tablelands. Their Electronic Picnic will take place in the Laundromat beside the Yungaburra Pit Stop. With Street parades, Circus, Food and Craft Stalls, Children’s Festival, Youth Stage, Health and Wellness activities, Workshops, Song Competitions, Verandah Jam Session, Concerts, Dance and more and more and more every year.
We have made the ‘Bucket List’ of must see Festivals for 2018 and now rank 5th throughout Australia. We have grown to be one of the biggest and best Boutique Festivals in Australia. Through grant acceptances and a lot of hard work Bronwyn Hodgkins has enabled us to purchase a 10m x 10m marquee for the Childrens Festival and a new container to put it in. We have again hired better facilities, more marques and welcome new sponsors.
And of course – The Yungaburra Hotel – Alf and Margaret and staff we thank you. Our monthly sessions at the pub with local performers queuing for a spot continue to attract good crowds and it all leads up to this fantastic event – bring it on. Let the festival begin
Cheers, Michael Hodgkins – TFF President / Festival Director
Tablelands Folk Festival Rated One of Australia’s ‘Top Music Festivals of 2018’
“Folk lovers and free spirits unite in Yungaburra when Tablelands Folk Festival comes to town. A vibrant and imaginative festival, Tablelands features incredible musicians, spanning genres from folk and world music to blues, swing, gypsy jazz, and rock. The uniqueness of the village itself is brought to life in a new way with a celebration of music, friendship, culture, and the arts.”
For over 35 years, Tablelands Folk Festival has been a volunteer-run platform for the creative spirit of artists and musicians from all different genres, providing a fun and safe environment for everyone to come enjoy. It’s run of, by, and for people who love music, and the power it can provide to our communities. So we thank Flight network again for including us, and look forward to welcoming newcomers in October!