James Lush has been a part of Fairbridge Festival since 2009 when ABC Radio Perth first brought the Saturday Breakfast show to the festival as an outside broadcast. James has attended with his children every year since. James’s favourite aspects of the Fairbridge Festival is the superb organisation, relaxed and friendly atmosphere, community and those artists that are unforgettable every year. His children love this about Fairbridge Festival just as much as he does!
Dance Program Director, Hilary McKenna, is looking forward to Fairbridge Festival’s 25th anniversary in 2017 as he celebrates his tenth anniversary with the festival, an achievement of which he is very proud. Hilary loves the festival: he loves being in the outdoor setting; the outstanding music and dancing; and the fact that the festival attracts people of all ages.
FolkWorld Inc. board member, Emma Bradstock, recalls one of her most memorable Fairbridge Festival moments.
After attending as a punter for a few years, Annette Griffiths decided to volunteer and get a different perspective. So in 2007 Annette took on the role of Coordinator of the busy Artist Central and Instrument Lock-up marquee. What Annette enjoys most about the festival is the camaraderie within the team and that everyone is so excited to contribute to creating such a wonderful and uplifting community experience.
Leanne’s first reaction when asked if she’d like to go to Fairbridge Festival was “no” – she was a dyed-in-the-wool alternative music fan who didn’t do folk festivals; fiddles and banjoes were so not her thing! Under duress, she did go along and has not looked back since; in fact, she did a sort of Victor Kiam, not quite buying the company, but she now works for the festival as its marketing manager.