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 Los Caracoles in Concert

June 2019 Session
Segundo Nitor
and Angela Zammataro became a duo after meeting in a Chilean choir in Melbourne in 1994. They had both had vast experience as singers, but Segundo was primarily a poet. In 1995, after moving to Mossman in Far North Qld, they became Los Caracoles and Segundo’s poetry began to turn into music.

Los Caracoles means “the snails”. The name was inspired by the Latin American idea of the snail which travels slowly, but surely, through the continent, spreading peace and hope. Led by Segundo, an activist for freedom from the Chilean dictatorship in the 1970s and 1980s, Los Caracoles are known to have everyone on their feet with their authentic Latin rhythms. They tell stories through their music, about social challenges, the environment, immigration, love, ordinary heroes, and just pure fun. On June 22, they will be joined on stage by Nasser Selimi, Juan Pablo, and Broden Tyrrell.

Janggaburru Sessions – Yungaburra Hotel – Sat 22 June

  • Verandah Jam session from 3 pm
  • Los Caracoles in Concert from 7.30 pm

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