Be prepared for an unforgettable folk, world and roots experience at Fairbridge Festival 2018. On the back of our fabulous 25th birthday year comes another unmissable event, filled with a diversity of delights and packed to the hilt with a stellar line-up of international, national and local artists.
Watch this space as we release our announcement of artists. Think Euro-gypsy dance meets brass-fuelled ska; a hefty dose of uplifting traditional and world music meets quirky jug band and indie folk and swing.
Fairbridge Festival is set to deliver another extraordinary musical experience of the year for Western Australia – get ready!
Early bird release: 15 January 2018
Standard tickets: From 11 February 2018
Tickets available online through moshtix, at moshtix outlets or call 1300 GET TIX (438 849).
Twenty dancers from West Sumatera present the traditional dances of the Minangkabau people.
Described as the best opening to a festival yet at Port Fairy Folk Festival, it's not uncommon to experience people laughing, crying, dancing and singing - often long after the show has finished.Tom is seen dancing over his pedals, creating beautiful soundscapes of vocal harmonies, guitars, effects and percussion.
Winners of the 2016 WA Country Music Awards Group Of the Year and 2016 WAM Country Song Of the Year, Ralway Bell have charmed both city and country audiences right across Australia. Rich guitar tones and sturdy denim rhythms, sweetened with the inimitable sounds of the pedal steel guitar.
Jazz Vocalist Penny King with the Russell Holmes trio present songs of Joni Mitchell
The Kate Pass Kohesia Ensemble combines the sounds of Persian flute (ney), percussion (daf) and oud with jazz instruments for a truly unique listening experience. With unusual time structures, microtones and soaring solo sections, this performance is not to be missed.
If you haven't heard of Gallie until now you're in for a real musical awakening. If you like artists like Billy Bragg, Tom Waits, John Martyn or Wilco, then you'll love his shows. The stories are sometimes comical, sometimes tragic but the delivery is always from the heart.
Aminah Hughes, internationally recognised songwriter and singer of acoustic folk, Irish trad, Americana, Appalachian, roots and blues, teams up with the Tom O'Halloran trio to present a beautiful and intoxicating fusion of folk, roots and jazz.
Via Pangée is a Québec traditional music duo formed by Louis Thibault and Philippe Girard. Two highly skilled instrumentalists offer a real time cultural exchange drawing inspiration from a diversity of genre yet always honoring the heritage and cultural roots of Québec's music.
Nominees for the 2017 WAM World Music Award, the Praashekh Quartet led by the dazzling Indian sarod virtuoso, Praashekh Borkar, pushes the edges of the Indian raga tradition into new and vibrant improvisational spheres. Join this stellar lineup of world musicians as they again light up Fairbridge stages.
Jonathan Cope and Emma Birkett are well known and loved musicians on the Perth music scene. Performing in duo mode and joined by some of Perth's outstanding traditional and bluegrass musicians (plus the wonderful Chinese ensemble Crystal Jade), they explore a tantalising mix of cross-cultural repertoire.
Hailing from Perth, Western Australia, Junkadelic combines a smoking hot brass section with hard-hitting recycled percussion to bring you a unique blend of street music, plus collaborations with Circus performers and a special stage performance with Noongar musician & Elder Dr Richard Walley.
Long before Marvel and DC, the faeries have been the guardians of nature. They're the Original Superheroes.
Indigenous artist David Milroy performs songs from his award winning plays with the Wilarra Band featuring Lucky Oceans.
Fill your Sunday morning with Dances of Universal Peace, practices from Universal Sufism that bring together 'dance' or body prayer and singing sacred phrases from the world's great wisdom traditions to create an atmosphere of transformation, awakening and healing.
As the hired gun for Kate Miller-Heidke's US tours, Dan Parsons explores the triumphs and anxieties of the human experience for the iPhone generation through the pairing of a classic 1970's studio sound, with a contemporary widescreen shine. His album 'Valleywood' was nominated for Best Folk/Roots Album, The Age Music Victoria Awards 2015.
Hot bluegrass picking, rich harmony singing and great songwriting from five of Melbourne's hopeless romantics, with special guest Lucky Oceans!
The Catherine Fraser Trio present a fresh and vibrant program of music for fiddle, guitar, and cello, covering traditional and original repertoire from the Scottish fiddle tradition.She is joined by Trent Arkleysmith, on guitar and Rachel Johnston on cello, both highly sought after musicians in their own right.