Australia’s premier peddlers of vaudevillian psychedelia, strap you in for a rollercoaster ride of dance and mayhem. This is carnivalesque party music for the creatively inclined, traversing territory from global folktronica to swing, Eastern European influences and their signature carnie-hop.
11 pm Fri – Community Hall 12.45 pm Sat – TAFE Stage – Children’s workshop 4.30 pm Sat – Garden Stage 10 pm Sat – Community Hall
An amalgamation of Australian folk music darlings Sam Lohs (Fruit) and Rosie Burgess (Rosie Burgess Trio). Strapping on a pair of ukuleles, they pull back the curtain to share an intimate selection of the often ridiculous, but always harmonious songs that were birthed in the back of a tour van.
10 pm Fri – Pub Ballroom 2.45 pm Sat – Little Eden 9 pm Sat – Pub Ballroom Workshop – 11 am Sun – St Mark’s Church
They growl, they mewl, they cook – and they make audiences feel better about otherwise questionable life choices. Something old, Something new, something borrowed and some blues. Featuring a collaboration between the Magnificence and FNQ’s favourite Chanteuse Brealyn Sheehan.
9 pm Fri – Garden Stage 3.30 pm Sat – Garden Stage 2.30 pm Sun – Garden Stage
Originally from Dublin, the Barleyshakes manage to hold hands with the tradition of Irish music while infusing it with a fresh and contemporary spirit is remarkable. Intense energy, beautiful harmony, and irresistible dance rhythms.
12.30 pm Sat – Pub Ballroom 9 pm Sat – Community Hall 4.30 Sun – Pub Ballroom Workshop #1 – 10 am Sun – CWA Hall Workshop #2 – 1 pm Sun – Gem Gallery
Skiffle is high energy upbeat American roots music. The birth of British rock. Skiffle Party play music exploring this rich tradition of American hillbilly and blues music incorporating Classic skiffle tunes and sing-along versions of many well-known traditional folk songs.
8 pm Fri – Pub Ballroom 8 pm Sat – Little Eden 11.30 am Sun – Pub Ballroom
The most dynamic Irish band in Australia today, made up of multi-instrumentalists who have performed at the highest national level, playing festivals, concerts and gigs since 2010. Pumping reels with phenomenal energy, with renditions of your favourite Irish songs, with some superbly-penned original tunes and songs.
8 pm Fri – Community Hall 10 pm Sat – Garden Stage 12.45 pm Sun – Garden Stage Workshop – 1 pm – Community Hall
Often praised for their capacity to sound new and old at once, Sarah and Paul anchor their music in the space where tradition and innovation intertwine. Imagine singing story songs together with vocals, guitar and whistles in a cosy living room with squashy armchairs. Relax and enjoy.
10.45 am Sat – Pub Ballroom 11 pm Sat – Pub Ballroom 12.30 pm Sun – Pub Ballroom Workshop #1 – 4.30 pm Sat Gem Gallery Workshop #2 – 11 am Sun – CWA Hall
If Mumford and Sons, The Pogues and Metallica had a three-way love-child it would be a Round Mountain Girls. The finest purveyors of Celtabillypunkfolkrootsgrass in the Southern Hemisphere. You’ll forget you’ve got a mortgage, forget your dog’s just died and ignore for a moment that the ice caps are melting.
10 pm Fri – Garden Stage 8 pm Sat – Community Hall 3.30 pm Sun – Garden Stage Workshop – 10.30 am Sat – Gem Gallery
With just her voice, four strings and a cello bow, Monique Clare carves out a musical landscape to get lost in. Her music is mesmerising, cathartic and offbeat. Driving rhythms collide with intricate cello lines; heart-tugging harmonies are woven through compelling vocals.
11.45 am Sat – Pub Ballroom 10 pm Sat – Pub Ballroom 10.45 am Sun – Pub Ballroom Workshop – 3.30 pm Sat – Gem Gallery
A stimulating musical journey shaped by the aesthetics of cultures from around the world. Exploring their heritage through a unique blend of gypsy, klezmer and latin sounds with a heart pumping high energy performance that’ll be sure to get you off your seat and dancing!
10 pm Fri – Community Hall 11 pm Sat – Community Hall 11.45 am Sun – Garden Stage Workshop – 11 am Sat – Community Hall
All three musicians are powerful and compelling performers in their own right. But when they come together, they create something larger than any individual, something incredible. “For the strength of the pack is the wolf and the strength of the wolf is the pack”