About Tablelands Folk Festival

Yungaburra from the air

I love this festival and everything about it and as Festival Program Director, I do my utmost each and every year to bring new sights, scenes and sounds to those attending for the first time and also those who return each year.

To me, it really is a festival with true community spirit.

But, it’s not just about me…

I asked a few regular festival goers what this festival means to them and what keeps them coming back year after year and this is what they had to say:

“It is an intimate, inclusive and accessible event featuring eclectic, authentic and surprising acts, something for everyone.

It’s a safe creative space and a yearly ritual – once you’ve been, you’ll be hooked.

It’s the family you see every year.

You can choose your level of involvement from observer/audience to volunteering, to MC ‘ing or full blown membership and organising”.


“The festival has a great sense of community and is ever evolving. It’s a great platform for new and emerging local and interstate talent. It’s great to see the focus, growth & importance of the Welcome to Country opening ceremony.

The way the future of the festival is celebrated through things like the Childrens Fair, culminating in the Childrens Parade through the main street, stopping the festival in Its tracks so the kids can get a cheer. And concluding with a volunteers party to end all parties.

When it’s time for a little break, there are a number of complimentary activities and services like the health and wellness fair, re-vegetation groups and a plethora of food options that cater to all (which as a coeliac suits me down to the ground).

It’s the annual event that resets my soul”.


“what the festival means to me? I have attended the festival for many years since the age of 3 months.

I find it a magical experience.

Both of my parents have performed at the festival many times and I have now also played there myself.

I feel at home at this festival, it feels very safe and always has”.


For me it’s an event that is loved by all goers, musicians, volunteers and families alike.

Beautifully inclusive of all music and all people at all ages, stages and abilities in life.

It’s like a great big family reunion. Or a big hug from your Mum.

We’d love to adopt you this year in whatever capacity – come check us out.

Bronwyn Hodgkins

Secretary/Program Director

Tablelands Folk Festival

“The Longest Running Folk Festival In Queensland”


Tablelands Folk Festival

I acknowledge the First Nations people, the custodians and owners of the land we occupy and pay my respects to their elders past and present.