Jane Aberdeen thrives on the anticipation of going to Fairbridge Festival each year. It’s not just the expectation that she enjoys, but the level of excitement that the festival brings, with each program featuring new performers as well as long-standing favourites returning from near and far.
Alcoa’s Brian Doy has a long history with Fairbridge Festival – right from the very beginning, in fact. Brian was on the original festival organising committee and he says he was amazed then—and is still amazed today—at the commitment of everyone involved.
Fairbridge Festival Patron, Andrew Winton, attended his first Fairbridge Festival in 2000; this year will be his seventeenth. Andrew remembers saying “looks a bit weird” in response to the festival… he hasn’t missed one since.
With so much to love about the festival, Tamara says it’s really hard to pin down her absolute favourite thing. It’s the whole experience but definitely, it’s all about the music, activities, dancing and taking photos of the fun and festivities. She also loves that she can learn new things and is able to bring her son and that there is always something to keep him busy.
I played the very first Fairbridge Festival and then every following one for so many years I can’t remember. I think I have only missed two in twenty five years. One year, I played eleven separate shows with as many musicians! I’ve released at least four CDs there over the years. For an artist, there is really no better environment to be in. I have made so many friends, participated in so many great bands and shared some of my most profound and wonderful music moments at Fairbridge Festival.