These sapphic sailors will lead you through traditional and modern sea shanties, tales of shipwork, daring adventure, defiance and debauchery. Hoist the anchor and limber up those sealegs – these aren’t your grandpa’s sea shanties!
4 pm Sat – Nick’s Restaurant 7.45 pm Sat – The Fringe Stage 4 pm Sunday – Quincan Cafe
From Melbourne’s back-alley bars to Australia’s major Festivals, Julian James is loved by folk and blues audiences all over Australia. With his whiskey drenched sound as much at home in 2021 as it would have been blaring out of the wireless in 1921.
1 pm Sat – Quincan Café 4.45 pm Sat – Garden Stage 3.45 pm Sun – Pub Ballroom
Loosen your suspenders, tighten your shoelaces and get ready to flap your extremities! Greshka is a five piece neo-gypsy/klezmer ensemble not unlike a chipotle and cocaine kebab: you’re not sure where it’s from, but it sure knocks you off your tits.
9 pm Fri – Community Hall 11 pm Sat – Community Hall 1.45 pm Sunday – Garden Stage 12 noon Sun – Gem Gallery – workshop
It’s all about the groove. Steele McMahon’s Brisbane-based octet is raucous, punchy and fun, with a genre-bending sound that reimagines elements of old school funk, reggae, ska and indie rock. The band packs a roaring, four-piece horn section and a rhythm section to match.
10 pm Fri – Community Hall 9 pm Sat – Garden Stage 4.45 pm Sunday – Garden Stage
Combining Spanish guitar magic with rock and roll energy to create a sound that has seen the group tour across Europe, Asia and Oceania. Booming percussion and shredded nylon string guitars weave a deep web of sound that always leaves audiences breathless and begging for more!
11 pm Fri – Community Hall 10 pm Sat – Community Hall 3.45 pm Sunday – Garden Stage 12 noon Sat – Community Hall – workshop
Thanks to Memetica, our giant Indigenous Puppet will delight and enthrall all weekend. Join him and Uncle Laurie Padmore as they stroll through the festival and engage in thought provoking local storytelling and language.
6 pm Fri – The Fringe – Welcome to Country 9 am Sat – Yungaburra Markets 12.30 pm Sat – The Fringe 6 pm Sat – Grand Parade 12.30 pm Sun – The Fringe