There are many ways to view one year and welcome the next. Many music festivals also offer this experience. But Woodford Folk Festival is truly an event like no other. When he settles in South East Queensland, he transforms part of the Moreton Bay area into a thriving and thriving village of arts, music and culture – and he’s finally back to start all over again for goodbye 2022 and hello 2023.
Back in Maythe festival has announced that it will indeed return this year, hosting its first fest since 2019. And, he revealed his dates: Tuesday, December 27, 2022 through Sunday, January 1, 2023. Now, he’s also just determined who will be in the bill. It’s a huge lineup as always, but it starts with Boy and Bear, Jaguar Jonze, Dani Im, John Butler and Electric Fields.
Also on the program: The Black Seeds, The Black Sorrows, Gabriella Cohen, Spinifex Gum and Urthboy. Considering there are always around 2,000 artists performing over 1,600 shows on the festival‘s 25 stages, in venues ranging from a 25,000-seat amphitheater to laid-back hangouts, the list goes on and on. .
Whoever piques your interest, or even if you just want to experience Woodford – for the first time, tenth or more – be prepared to catch a bunch of bands, wander between art performances and become a bit muddy, about 90 mins north of Brisbane.
The festival will resume its base from Woodfordia Park, which now houses a lake. And, as always, the festival lineup covers everything from music, art, circus and cabaret to yoga, dance and comedy, as well as spoken word, comedy, workshops, bars, cafes and restaurants.
Tickets are already on sale, whether you’re dozing off at one of the festival’s multiple campsites or heading out for the day. Whatever the situation, you’ll have company – over 120,000 people attended and participated each year in pre-pandemic times.
Find highlights of the 2022-2023 lineup below and check out the full list of acts and activities at Woodford’s website.
2022–23 WOODFORD RANGE HIGHLIGHTS:
The black pains
boy and bear
Emma Donovan and the comebacks
Grace Petrie with Ben Moss
Hello Tut Tut
hot potato strip
Echo of the Inn
Jacob Jolliff Band
The Jellyman’s Daughter
Lior & Domini
Mama Kin Spend
Marlon x Rulla
The monks of Tibet
Still images in motion
The Paul McKenna Group
Rich Davies and the Low Road
The frightening choir of men
The Steele Syndicate
Images: Woodford Folk Festival via Flickr.