Celebrating the music of First Nations people, Port Fairy Folk Festival has unveiled its 2020 Songs And Stories program.
Australian legend Archie Roach leads the festival’s latest announcement, joined by locals Paul Grabowski, Sally Dastey, Benny Walker, Emily Wurramurra, Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse.
Also confirmed are international artists Ego Lemos (Timor Leste), Hubert Francis (Elsipogtog First Nation Elder of New Brunswick, Canada) and Maori artist Mihirangi Fleming with Māmā Mihirangi & The Māreikura.
‘’We have had the privilege to engage with communities from around the world, and we are delighted to bring many together for one magnificent gathering in our beautiful Port Fairy,” Port Fairy Folk Festival program director Caroline Moore said.
“This festival is about drawing people together through music and storytelling, gaining insights into lives and other cultures.
“These artists represent a variety of genres and are stellar in their own right. Underpinning their work and art is the folk philosophy, a story and the capacity to inspire and provoke thought. I am truly honoured to be welcoming these artists to our magnificent seaside village where for one long weekend we will be an incredible global community with a great deal of love and hope in our hearts.”
The aforementioned talent will join previously confirmed acts The Blind Boys Of Alabama, Patty Griffin, Eleanor McEvoy, C.W. Stoneking and more.
The festival will return to Port Fairy, Victoria from 6-9 March, with tickets on sale now and more acts to be announced in the coming months.
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