Welcome

Countdown to Tablelands Folk Festival 2019!

Uncle Laurie Padmore

Nganyji bama Dulgubarra Yidinji bujin nyunduubany gadaana Janggaburru yinggugu. “We the Dulgubarra Yidinji People (rainforest people of the tableland yidinji nation) welcome you all to come here to Yungaburra.”

Gadan wabu nyunduubany jiba durrgan. “You all come together with a happy heart”*

Cheers, Uncle Laurie Padmore

*Tablelands Folk Festival actively celebrates The International Year of Indigenous Languages. Read more…

Yungaburra Pub & Tablelands Folk Festival present
Janggaburru Sessions – Saturday April 27, 7.30 pm.

Legends of Perhaps’ are an Indie/Folk/Pop group hailing from Cairns.

April Sessions

After debuting their self-titled album in 2017, the track “On Jupiter” hit no.1 on BalconyTVCairns and Top10 Worldwide and was a Queensland Music award finalist. Amber wrote the song ‘Symphony for Tomorrow’, and performed it with the ‘Queensland Symphony Orchestra’.

She was selected as a ‘Big-Sky Girl’, facilitated by SUGARRUSHMUSIC, Sony/ATvmusic APRAAMCOS and Qmusic allowing her to record with Jeff Lovejoy at ‘Black box’ studios along with Joel Alexander from ‘Bullhorn’, Tyrone Noonan ‘George’ and Roz Pappalardo ‘Women in Docs’.

Legends of Perhaps produce a melodic infusion of powerful vocals intertwined with harmonious guitar, saxophone, ukulele, celestial synth, bass & drums.

Catch the Band at the Tablelands Folk Festival Saturday April 27 Janggaburru Sessions at the Yungaburra Pub from 7.30 pm.

Don’t forget the Folk Music Jam Session on the pub verandah from 3 pm.

What’s Next?

Next Festival Planning Meeting is scheduled for 3 pm Saturday April 27 in the Yungaburra Pub Dining Room.  All welcome. Come and join the Team.
Tablelands Folk Festival membership is now due.  RENEW or APPLY HERE

Next Festival

Just when you think the 2018 Tablelands Festival is fading from view, 2019 Looms Large and Bright.

In what feels like a few days it all rolls around again.

Best boutique folk festival you’ve ever (or never?) been to.
Think we can’t improve on the 2018 Festival? Just Watch This Space!

On the weekend of October 25-27, 2019 more than 50 acts will entertain you on this magical escape from everyday life. Don’t miss out on North Queensland’s best kept secret that has been a firm favourite for years, all just over an hour’s drive from Cairns. Come for the day or camp for the three-day weekend! Music spills from numerous marquees and permanent buildings; colourful markets add vibrancy and delight; delicious aromas waft over the township; and everywhere are the sights and sounds of happy people enjoying a fabulous weekend experience.

Filled with talented musicians, chances to try out new things and performances with a difference, we’re looking forward to welcoming you into our community. The vibrant historic township of Yungaburra is a joy for visitors and audiences. Stroll from venue to venue to catch the many facets of 2019 Tablelands Folk Festival.

Our 2019 theme of Indigenous Languages promises diversity and linguistical delights both literal and musical. And of course, we can’t forget the Dance element!

If you’ve never been to the festival before, prepare yourself for a rollicking good time!

Festival Early-bird weekend tickets go on sale from August 1

If you can’t afford a weekend ticket you can get one by volunteering at the festival!!

There are lots of different roles that our wonderful volunteers manage, and for 8 hours before, during or after the festival you are entitled to a weekend pass. Of course, if you’ve volunteered before you will know what a wonderful volunteer family that we get at the Tablelands Folk Festival and Steve, our wonderful volunteer coordinator will welcome you back with open arms! Volunteer applications open on 1 May 2019.

The 2018 Festival