Woodford Folk Festival has unveiled a stacked 2019/20 program, with more than 1,600 shows set to take place across 25 stages.
Performing the festival for the first time, Australian favourite Kasey Chambers has been confirmed as one the event’s headliners, while Emma Louise and Amanda Palmer stop by during their respective album tours.
Accompanied by a band and string section, Lior will perform his Autumn Flow LP in full, while Elefant Traks celebrates its 21st anniversary with performances from Horrorshow and The Herd.
Other local acts confirmed include Kate Miller-Heidke, Electric Fields, Archie Roach with Paul Grabrowsky, Harry James Angus, Lime Cordiale, Ngaiire, Tia Gostelow, Betty Grumble, Briefs Factory and more.
A slew of international talent also features on the announcement, with the likes of Boban Markovic Orkestar, The Brother Brothers, Brighde Chaimbeul, Elephant Sessions, Blair Dunlop and Monks Of Tibet being confirmed.
The program also features a number of speakers and panel discussions, including Michael Gudinski, Dr Karl, Rhoda Roberts and more than 100 others locked down.
“As always, this is a programme created by, with and for many people,” Head of Programming Chloe Goodyear said.
“We’re overjoyed to share the culmination of nearly a year’s work. It consists of 1,600+ shows across 25 stages.
“The programme is a collection of performances, workshops, talks, and experiences that celebrate who we are, examine the issues we’re facing as a global and local community, and inspire us to move forward together.”
Woodford Folk Festival will return to Woodfordia from 27 December - 1 January.
Head to the Woodford Folk Festival website for more details.