Floyd Thursby – Vic

Contemporary folk singer Floyd Thursby writes songs about love and death, wild nights and quiet days, sacred moments and everyday life. He performs solo: one guitar, one voice.

Woyaya/BellaCapella – MegaChoir

Woyaya/BellaCapella - MegaChoir

A wonderful combination of Atherton’s Bella Capella Community singers and Cairns’ WOYAYA Acappella singers, These singers really enjoy the chance to sing together – and their enthusiasm is catching! Come and hear them raise the roof with a beautiful collection of songs from across the globe.

Wind and Wood

Wind+Wood

Morag and Trevor Gane, are a flute, vocal and guitar duo performing original songs and covers of their favourite songs. From haunting folk/rock tunes to feet stomping sea shanties, bringing something for everyone to enjoy.

United Tableland Pipe Band

Highland Fling

Now Haud yer wheesht and get over your blate, don’t fall on yer bahookie. Jist gie it a wee shoogle and gie ‘in it laldy!, cause it’s a braw day for a wee swally.

Highland Fling

Shoosh up, Get over yourself and don’t fall on your bum, it’s a great day to come and have a dance!

Ungus Ungus Ungus – Vic

Ungus Ungus Ungus - Vic
Ungus Ungus Ungus

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.

Tuck Shop Ladies – Vic

Tuck Shop Ladies

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.

Timothy James Wright

Timothy James Wright

Moving through genres but never arriving at any one in particular Tim and his band create unique melodic landscapes that touch heartstrings and tell stories. From apocalyptic bluegrass to synth driven dark pop it’s life seen through the eyes of a man forever on the run.

The Magnificence – Toowoomba

The Magnificence - Toowoomba

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.

The Juliettes

The Juliettes

Jules and her band bring you sweet sounds and good vibes as they take you on a journey to indy heaven. Think ice cream with a side of rum, think sequins and safety pins, think salty, sweet, sour and hot. It is what it is. Now, let’s not be coy, come and introduce yourselves. Hearts on sleeves welcome.

The Blues Preachers – NSW

The Blues Preachers

Brother John (John Morris) and Captain Bluetongue (Craig Lyons) will take you to another place and time, performing a fusion of good old blues, rags, gospel and hillbilly folk. Driving finger-style and slide-guitar combined with tasteful harmonica and old-school vocal harmonies creating a traditional sound.

The Barleyshakes – Bris

The Barleyshakes

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.

Tenni

Tenni
Tenni

An emerging artist from Far North Queensland. Just starting out in her musical career she has an incredible ability to put emotions into words through her music. With an Indie/folk style, she composes songs that everyone can relate to, involving people of all kinds in her music.

Skiffle Party – Vic

Skiffle Party - Vic

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.

Shirley Lynn

Shirley Lynn

Invested in song writing for over 10 years now, Shirley’s performance will be an expression of meaningful songs reflecting love and life lenses for well-being and conscious living and will include story weaving about her journey as a songwriter.

Secret Tuesdays

Secret Tuesdays

An all-woman folk band from the hills of Kuranda, singing in harmony in the rich traditions of folk, gypsy, shanties, blues and country. While we listen to the frogs sing and the gentle sound of the rain, we tell each other stories and craft them into songs – a sepia toned collection of gold nuggets and old bones.

Secret Men

Secret Men

A sextet of blokey goodness formed during lock down in 2020, Secret Men are a vocal harmony group performing only original compositions.

Sásta – Bris

Sasta

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.

Sarah Calderwood and Paul Brandon – Bris

Sarah Calderwood and Paul Brandon
Sarah Calderwood and Paul Brandon

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.

Sally Andrews – ACT

Sally Andrews - ACT

Singing a mixture of Irish and Scottish folk ballads and copious numbers of nautical shanties, accompanied by her 1960s Hohner accordion. Through songs of famine, war, exile and heartbreak, her performance will walk you through the tangled intersections of music, migration and history.

Sally Andrews - ACT

Round Mountain Girls – NSW

Round Mountain Girls

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.

Raconteurs

Raconteurs

Formed in 2004, the group are a loose collective of muso’s who jammed and lived the very music they created. High Energy Original Ska -Jazz mixed in with some choice covers leads to a rich cacophony of fun and enjoyment.

Pj Myers

Pj Myers

Raised in the U.K., Pj has always been attracted to the art of creation and began writing music at the age of 15. Incorporating a special brand of laid back, soulful music, filled with uplifting melodies and positivity. Coupled with his soothing vocals, his music is centred around delicate, inventive guitar grooves.

Pj Myers

Out of Abingdon – Bris

Out of Abingdon

Combining Tina’s ethereal vocals and grooving double bass with Warwick’s mesmerising, intricate guitar work and bluesy vocals creating soulful acoustic lounge music that has enchanted audiences worldwide. Very cool, very smooth, these guys are fascinating!

Nick Atherton

Nick Atherton

Using guitar, looper and stomp boxes, Nick fuses many styles and influencers into his original songs.

Elements of Blues, Folk and Rock meet improvisation, imagination and Zen poetics, resulting in a diverse repertoire with a positive message delivered with deft picking and heartfelt vocals.

Munsterbucks – NSW

Munsterbucks

Festival favourites, these boys return in 2022, bringing you the upbeat sounds of Ireland on fiddle, mandolin and guitar with charismatic front man Jack O’Leary himself.

Monique Clare – Bris

Monique Clare - Bris

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.

Marc Apella

Marc Apella
Marc Apella

Electric Violin /Singer covering a wide variety of Irish, Country, Celtic, Celtic Rock and Contemporary. Tunes and songs. Expect High Energy Up-tempo Violin Fiddling and crowd participation.

Kevin Hazell & Dr Luv

Kevin Hazell & Dr Luv

Combining passionate, memorable lyrics with a musical depth, that transcends conventional expectations, Kevin Hazell understands that music and creativity cannot be bound by physical limitations. As a Duo Kevin Hazell & Dr Luv have the ability to captivate audiences.

JuJu Moon

JuJu Moon
JuJu Moon

A JuJu Moon set is a powerful experience, band members celebrating the energy that everyone brings to the gig. This year the JuJu’s will include songs from their new album, encompassing simple joys and existential questions.   

Joe McCarty

Joe McCarty
Joe McCarty

Recently arrived in Queensland from the UK, where he has had great success plying his trade on Brighton’s renowned music circuit, McCarty brings with him a unique brand of pop tinged with jazz and folk elements. Expect CSNY harmonies, Harry Nilsson style songs held within intimate, captivating live performances.

Ingrid Piper

Ingrid Piper
Ingrid Piper

Original music inspired by her life and tropical surroundings, with a background in classical music, Ingrid enchants audiences with her dreamy melodic vocals, piano and guitar. Her songs evoke vivid imagery through emotive storytelling and her love of indie and folk music has inspired her unique style and sound.

Honey Tree

Honey-Tree

Playing a wide variety of genres from jazz to rock; ballads to reggae; and anything else that sounds good on a timeline from seventy years ago to the present day. Sweet original tunes, three part harmonies and an eclectic mix of instruments.

Hello Tut Tut – NSW

Hello Tut Tut

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!

Gottani Sisters

Gottani Sisters
Gottani Sisters
Gottani Sisters

Superior sibling harmony, Pauline on guitar & Jennifer on guitar/banjo these sisters hail from Rollingstone, North Queensland. They have represented Australia in Nashville, done support shows for the legendary Johnny Cash & toured with the late & great Slim Dusty.

Django in the Djungle

Django in the Djungle

Jubilant swing, early string & horn bands songs, hokum and real low-down dirty drags. The band includes a horn section, guitars, mandolin, clarinet, flute, and a blistering rhythm section.

Day of Embers – Bris

Day of Embers

Featuring multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriters, Welshman Daryl James, and Dawn, a bewitching vocalist of Canadian, Irish and Indian descent, Day of Embers weaves spectacular harmonies with banjo, autoharp, accordion, weissenborn and mandolin.

Crystal Robins – NT

Crystal Robins

A songwriter based in Larrakia country (Darwin NT) in the tropical top end of Australia, Crystal brings to the stage a sweet mix of indie-folk with a country twist, layering loops & harmonies, to accompany her relatable lyrics.

Chris Matthews – WA

Chris Matthews

Uniquely Australian, with some jaw dropping guitar exploits and some impeccable song-writing to go along with it, Chris Matthews is no stranger to the TFF and FNQ. A troubadour and artist in the truest sense of the word.

Charlotte Katie

Charlotte Katie
Charlotte Katie

Local North Queensland emerging singer-songwriter & guitarist.  Just 14 years of age and already creating a vibrant mix of folk, indie and contemporary country originals and covers. 

Bugzy Bumblebee

Bugzy Bumblebee

WOW-ing the crowds with beautiful bubbles! And she can teach you how to make giant bubbles too! Bugzy Bumblebee’s bubbly bee character will keep the kids and kids at heart entertained for hours. Fill your world with smiles and joy.

Broken Creek – Vic

Broken Creek

Intricate chamber folk arrangements for banjo, guitar, violin and voice. In crafting their songs and tunes, Broken Creek draw on diverse sources including protest songs, Old-Time banjo tunes and Celtic fiddle traditions.

Ben Wilson

Ben Wilson

Ben Wilson will take you on a voyage through folk, old time banjo and country blues
exploring both originals and traditional. With Wilson on guitar, banjo, harmonica and vocals, and long-time friend and premium NSW import Isaac Vincent complimenting with violin and
vocal harmonies

Andy Brassett

Andy Brassett

A full 4 piece band, combining soulful vocals that effortlessly transition from smooth falsettos to thunderous, pure blues gravel combined with percussive rhythms and bass. Influences include Reggae, Nu-Soul, Folk, Indie Rock, Funk and Blues.

Ally Rowe

Ally Rowe

Using vocal harmonies, keyboard, guitar, harmonica, banjo and a stomp box, Ally and Rowan create raw and emotive harmonies while performing originals that get stuck in your head. Indie folk original music with elements of pop.

Albi and the Wolves – NZ

Albi and the Wolves – NZ

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”

Aaron Pollock – Vic

Aaron Pollock

At only 25 years old, Aaron is the youngest Australian to represent his country at the International Blues Challenge Finals, opening the door for his recent recognition as one of the world’s finest young blues entertainers, specialising in acoustic delta and fingerstyle blues.