Be prepared for an unforgettable folk, world and roots experience at Fairbridge Festival 2018. On the back of our 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.
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.
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High octane African drumming and dancing workshop for all ages with Master drummer and dancer Odai Affotey from Ghana.
Twenty dancers from West Sumatera present the traditional dances of the Minangkabau people.
“Ami Williamson is the Folk Songwriter’s Songwriter, the Entertainer’s Entertainer and the Singer’s Singer! I cried, I laughed- then both at the same time - one woman show at it’s best” - (The Sydney Morning Herald)
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.
Originating from Europe, the twins Josef and Jan developed their sound in Melbourne, Australia, having packed their rucksacks and relocating in 2012. Since then, they have worked their way into Australian audiences hearts with their soaring harmonies and unique sound.
Fairbridge patron, award-winnning local musician and ‘psychotherapist in training’ Andrew Winton puts his old and new songs through the blues/folk blender in solo mode. Ever wanted to know the existential links between Freud and St Paul? …no neither do we, so come and have a listen and maybe a dance instead!
A young, dynamic jazz/funk band from Fremantle who play a mixture of popular jazz standards, arrangements of more contemporary music and catchy original tunes.
CARA tour worldwide with their unique interpretations of Celtic music. Their sound is firmly rooted in the Irish and Scottish tradition and their innovative arrangements of well-known material sets them apart and make them instantly recognizable.
An 18 year old singer songwriter from Albany, Carla effortlessly swings between blatantly honest folk songs, and hard-hitting rock tunes. She was nominated for three WAM industry awards in 2017, and came away winning the Best Regional act.
Scottish Chamber Folk Ensemble the Catherine Fraser Trio, present a highly varied programme of beautifully arranged instrumental music founded in the Scottish fiddle tradition. Joining renowned fiddler Catherine Fraser, are the highly talented Trent Arkleysmith (guitar) and Rachel Johnston (cello), both highly sought after musicians in their own right. Exploring repertoire from as far back as the 18th century, right through to original contemporary compositions, each player brings a wealth of international experience and musicality to the collaboration, and the mutual connection and expressive joy they share shine through.
Dapper-dressed six piece Cheap Fakes are a much loved live band for a reason. With suave moves and catchy tunes, their brass-fueled funk and soulful ska have been moving festival crowds for nearly seven years.
Hot bluegrass picking, rich harmony singing and great songwriting from five of Melbourne's hopeless romantics, with special guest Lucky Oceans!
Frolicking fun for the family as two bumbling Italian storytellers direct the whole audience in their re-staging of this ancient Italian Tale of Magic Fruit, Stinky Princesses, Shortsighted Witches and Mad Monkeys, ending with a Tarantella of a finale!
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.
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.
A freeform conscious dance that takes you on a journey into connection and community, liberating the bubbles of ecstasy.