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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 May 25

Lucky & Bobby in Concert
2019 May JanggaburruSinger Songwriter Lucky Phil plays acoustic and slide guitar, harmonicas and foot percussion. Tailoring his song set to suit the crowds, mood and temperament. Without philosophizing Phil lyrics are positive and upbeat. Lucky has released four CD.s and has regular radio air play. Winner of the Tablelands Folk Festival Songwriters competition 2015 and appearing regularly in Cairns venues, Phil explores the genre Americana, encompassing Blues, Folk, Jazz and acoustic country rock. To quote Lucky Phil; “I continue to point north and keep the dream alive”.

Bobby Maguire showcases his upbeat repertoire of unique original compositions performed vibrantly through live guitar/percussion looping coupled with sweetly magnetic vocals and a fun, cheeky stage presence. With the release of his single ‘Breathe’ Bobby Maguire has achieved airplay on Triple R, Cairns FM, reviews in NQ Music press, Skope Mag and much more as he continues to move audiences with his beautiful voice and infectious songs.

Put the two together and you have the experience of a well-travelled troubadour and the open-eyed enthusiasm of the next generation of North Queensland acoustic music. On the night of “The Sessions” Bobby and Phil will each showcase their individuality and musical collaboration. Singly, their music stands alone but collaboratively a whole new element comes into being. Harmonious, joyous, the sage and the student embrace the stage as their own.

Janggaburru Sessions is brought to you by the Tablelands Folk Festival and the Yungaburra Hotel.

Saturday May 25 at the Yungaburra Hotel
Verandah jam session from 3 pm
Lucky & Bobby in Concert from 7.30 pm
No cover charge, all welcome.


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