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.
Milu Green is a veteran of Fairbridge Festival and hasn’t missed one since she was four years old, she is now a parent and will be bringing her five-month-old daughter along to the festival in its 25th year. Like her parents, Woody and Kim Shurman, Milu works for Fairbridge Festival and has managed the children’s program for the past eight years.
Gus’s Bar namesake, Gus Atkins, has been an integral part of Fairbridge Festival for 24 years. He is a foundation member of the festival and has been a huge contributor to what Fairbridge Festival is today.