Port Fairy Folk Festival has us saying "excellent..." today with the announcement of their 2020 festival line-up, which includes legendary voice actor Harry Shearer

Shearer - who's best known for his work as The Simpsons' characters Mr Burns, Ned Flanders, Waylon Smithers, Kent Brockman and more, as well as the 1984 classic, Spinal Tap -  will join the festival in celebration of the 2003 folk mocumentary A Mighty Wind

He's set to introduce the festival's two screenings of the film, taking place on the Saturday and Sunday. 

Now in its 44th year, the event will once again take over Victoria's Port Fairy area and will this year see The Blind Boys Of Alabama appear as festival headliners.

The legendary group will be joined on the line-up by acts like Archie Roach, Dan Sultan, Emily Wurramara, Cool Out Sun, William Crighton and stacks more. 

"What a line-up we have in store for our 44th festival," said program director Caroline Moore.

"I am delighted to announce renowned artists and wonderful emerging artists for our next festival in March, which will also be filled with special events, family activities, and non-stop musical entertainment. This is a festival for every music lover – from the young to the young at heart."

Port Fairy Folk Festival takes place from 6-9 March 2020. Ticket are on sale now, head to theGuide for all the info.

Port Fairy Folk Festival 2020 Line-up

Archie Roach


Band of Brothers

Benny B

Benny Walker

Big Rory & Ochie

Bobby Alu

The Blind Boys of Alabama – USA

Bob Jensen - CAN

The Burning Hell - CAN



Coig - CAN

Connected Circus

Cool Out Sun

CW Stoneking

Dan Sultan

Daniel Champagne

The East Pointers – CAN

Ego Lemos – TL

Eleanor McEvoy - IRL

Emily Wurramara

Fara - SCO

Find Your Voice All Abilities Choir

Flacco & Sandman

Flats & Sharps - ENG

Gina Williams & Guy Ghouse

Gizmo Guy

Grace Petrie – ENG

Harry Shearer - USA

Heidi Hops

Hell Ship

Hubert Francis - CAN

Ian Sherwood - CAN

The Jellyman’s Daughter – SCO

Jeff Lang

John McCutcheon - USA

John Smith – ENG

Judith Owen - WALES

Kieran Kane & Rayna Gellert - USA

Krazy Koala Puppet Show

The Langan Band - SCO

The Little Stevies

The Maes

Māmā Mihirangi & The Māreikura - NZ

Ned Kelly

Neil Murray

Nick Charles

Niq Reefman

Oliver the Crow – USA

Oriel Glennen

Patty Griffin – USA

Rhiannon Giddens – USA & Francesco Turrisi - ITA

Ruby Gill

Ruth Hazelton & The Daisy Wheel


Shane Howard

Sibusile Xaba  – Sth AFRICA

Teeny Tiny Stevies

Tina Green Circus

The Seagulls

The Small Glories - CAN

The Southern Ocean Sea Band

Startijenn - FRA

SON aka Susan O’Neill - IRL

Things of Stone & Wood - 30th Anniversary Show

This Way North

Tony McManus – CAN

Uptown Brown

Wayne Jury & Justin Brady

William Crighton

Will Kimbrough - US

Ye Vagabonds - IRL


YolanDa Brown - UK

YolanDa’s Band Jam