Update from the FolkWorld team

Dear Fairbridge Festival Community,FolkWorld is facing new challenges in hosting our much-loved Fairbridge Festival as Fairbridge Village may no longer be a suitable venue to hold the event.Fairbridge Village’s management have very recently informed us that the number of people allowed in the Village area at any one time is likely to be significantly restricted due to the stress of large crowds on the ageing assets of the Village’s roads and...

FolkWorld Welcomes New Artistic Director

The Board of FolkWorld Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Jon Cope as Artistic Director. Jon is a musician with 40 years of experience and knowledge of the WA folk scene. He is also an arts manager with 25 years working in leadership roles in arts and community sector organisations. Jon’s appointment follows the recent departure of Rod Vervest after eight years in the AD role. Given FolkWorld’s recent key staff changes, the...

Fairbridge Festival returns in 2023

It's the date you've all been waiting for! The 29th Fairbridge Festival is happening from 14-16 April 2023 - in the middle weekend of the April school holidays (school's out 7 April). It's going to be something special to all be together again. Stay tuned for updates coming soon! Photo by Tony McDonough

The Hoopla Sessions #3 cancelled

Huge thanks to everyone who supported our new series The Hoopla Sessions in 2022. It was a vibe, and a wonderful chance to get together between festivals. Due to the need for last minute changes to the line-up, we’ve decided to not go ahead with Session 3. Individual tickets to Session 3 will be automatically refunded via Moshitx, but if you purchased a 3-show pass, we’ll be in touch with you directly very soon. Moshtix’s refund process is...

Departure of FolkWorld Artistic Director

We are saddened to advise that after eight years in the role as Artistic Director, Rod Vervest has decided to move on from FolkWorld Inc. Since he took on the role, Rod has nurtured the programming of our much-treasured main event, the Fairbridge Festival, to produce an event bringing folk, roots and global music to us that is recognised for its high quality and audience outreach. He has also built up an...

Fairbridge Festival brings a magical slice of its annual event to Fremantle

One of WA’s much-loved annual festivals is bringing a magical slice of its annual event to Fremantle across three monthly sessions on the last Sunday of every month on 26 June, 31 July and 28 August 2022. The Hoopla Sessions presented by FolkWorld Inc. – the presenters of Fairbridge Festival – is a new series of triple-bill concerts at Freo.Social, which gives audiences the chance to revel in new and upcoming WA bands, appreciate refined and...

Join us for the Quest Final in an exciting new location!

Join us for the 2022 Act Belong Commit Fairbridge Festival Quest Youth Songwriting Competition final to be held on Sunday 8th May in the ornate Edith Spiegeltent on the ECU Mt Lawley campus where WAAPA students hone their craft. Witness 12 young songwriters battle it out in the final for a chance to win a performance slot at Fairbridge Festival 2023, a day in the studio at Elemental Sound, a professional photoshoot with Tashi Hall, as well as...

Fairbridge Festival 2022 Cancelled

FolkWorld Inc. has made the difficult decision to cancel Fairbridge Festival 2022 in April. The team has been trying to find solutions to the multitude of challenges that we (and our colleagues in the music and events industry) are currently facing due to COVID-19, but there are just too many uncertainties for us to confidently and safely proceed with an event of this magnitude, at this time. The Fairbridge Festival production is a complex...

Update: 24th January 2022

Dear Fairbridge Festival Community,  Due to the uncertainly we’re all facing due to COVID-19, it will come as no surprise that behind the scenes at Fairbridge Festival, the team is working hard to figure out if we can still deliver the event you know and love in an environment of constantly changing unknowns. With 90 days ‘til festival time, we’re at a critical point in its delivery. Over the coming week/s we are listening to...

FESTIVAL-FAVOURITES FROM AROUND AUSTRALIA AND OVERSEAS RETURN TO FAIRBRIDGE IN 2022

FESTIVAL-FAVOURITES FROM AROUND AUSTRALIA AND OVERSEAS RETURN TO FAIRBRIDGE IN 2022

One of Australia’s most loved, family-friendly music and camping festivals, Fairbridge Festival returns from 22-24 April 2022 with wonder and magic for all-ages at Fairbridge Village, Pinjarra – an idyllic bushland one hour south of Perth. As Western Australia starts opening its border to those near and afar, this beloved annual event in its 29th year follows – with a splendid first line-up of music, dance, and children’s activities to inspire...