Make an early New Year’s resolution: pitch up to a festival like no other...which, once a year, doubles as Australia’s 67th largest town.
Imagine the world as you wish it could be. That’s the driving force behind the Woodford Folk Festival, held annually over six blissful days and nights from 27 December to 1 January. Drawing more than 2000 performers and showcasing 438 events across 35 venues, it’s like stepping into another world. More happy than hippy, featuring concerts by national and international acts, dances, street theatre, writers’ panels, a film festival, comedy sessions, acoustic jams, social dialogue and debate, folk medicine, a children’s festival, environmental program, art and craft workshops, circus performances, late-night cabaret and a spectacular fire event. Set on 200ha of land behind Woodford in Greater Brisbane, the festival awakens the village of ‘Woodfordia’, Australia’s 67th largest town. The eco-friendly site is also home to tree-filled campgrounds, butterfly walks, ponds and wildlife.