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.
Among Milu’s fondest memories of the festival are when she was a child and would be in the kid’s festival making papier mâché lanterns, then the excitement of taking part in the lantern parade. She also remembers when Tinpan Orange played to a packed audience in The Loft, she said that it was so packed that she was a little concerned the floor would give way—thankfully, it didn’t!
To Milu, Fairbridge Festival is a weekend of discovery and adventure. She says it is her favourite calendar event of the year.
“The excitement for me is that I never know what to expect. Artists come from all over the world, many of whom I’ve never heard of, and deliver performances which bring up a range of emotions: excitement, wonder, astonishment!”
As an actress and performer, Milu says that the festival has taught her to throw caution to the wind and follow her heart.
Milu is looking forward to celebrating Fairbridge Festival’s 25th birthday and sharing the magic of the festival with her baby girl—the next generation of festival goer.