Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival

Friday 22ND, Saturday 23RD & Sunday 24TH October

Dorrigo welcomes old and new festival patrons to an intimate and friendly week-end over three days of acoustic music featuring Australia’s best Folk & Bluegrass performers.

It’s a time when our picturesque Dorrigo Showground comes alive with three days of concerts, workshops, dance, jamming, impromptu performances, poetry and children’s entertainment.

FESTIVAL CHOIR for YOU join in!

Mundy-Turner (Cath Mundy and Jay Turner) will be performing and also conducting a festival choir, a first for Dorrigo. Cath and Jay have been busy running two choirs South of Brisbane “Freedom Train” and “Mixed Beans” so come along prepared to do some vocal work leading up to a performance on the Sunday afternoon.

One of Australia’s best known and most loved Indigenous acts, Stiff Gins will be up on the mountain for the weekend. These two women combine their stunning harmonies and wicked humour to transport you to a world of joy, spirit and song.

“Breaking New Ground” is exactly what South Australian born Kristy Cox has done, and she will be performing at the festival with her own especially selected Bluegrass band. We have tried over the years to feature locally made bluegrass music and we are really pleased to have yet another highly talented young artist perform at the festival.

Last year they had a taste of what the dynamic The Junes have been doing, and this year they are back for the whole weekend.

The Poets Breakfasts’ returns with Peter Mace and Gabbi Colquhoun hosting the event at the Heritage Hotel and possibly something extra up at the festival site.

Ewan MacKenzie is returning to the festival as well, this time featuring rhythm guitarist Oliver Steffen.

Camping is available adjacent to the festival site.  Patrons can assist in keeping the festival site alcohol and smoke free. They are committed in continuing our reputation of being a family-friendly festival, so this year there will be no dogs allowed within the hessian area.

On both Saturday and Sunday mornings there is the opportunity to stroll into the township of Dorrigo, where the local cafes host a breakfast menu and have performances by a number of the festival artists.

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Learn more about this festival at http://dorrigofolkbluegrass.com.au/index.php

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