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Port Fairy Folk Music Festival 2012 Line-Up – First Announcement

Written by Brayden Darke on October 25, 2011

The first round of artists for the 2012 Port Fairy Folk Music Festival has been revealed at a launch event held today. Next year’s festival will see the Festival celebrate 35 years delivering world class music to the masses.

From 9th-12th of March 2012 the picturesque fishing village of Port Fairy plays host to one of the world’s great folk festivals with the promise of four days of pure (and not so pure!) music heaven. Each year this famous Celtic and colonial seaside landscape swells with artists from the far flung corners of the globe as 30,000 people descend upon the town to enjoy the surprising and at times quirky line-up that is Port Fairy Folk Music Festival.

Artists are brought in from countries including Finland, Sweden, Canada, UK, USA, French-Algeria … and of course within Australia. With over 20 international and many national acts set for its 35th year celebration in 2012, the program pays homage to the best in folk, country, blues, jazz, bluegrass, acoustic rock and world roots with plenty more to be announced.

Aussie artists include Clare Bowditch, My Friend The Chocolate Cake, Lanie Lane, Tripod and Watussi.

Port Fairy Folk Music Festival 2012 Tickets Info

Current Resale (until 18th December)

Adult: $197.50
Youth: $70

Final Release (Until 19th February)

Adult: $210
Youth: $75

Gate Prices (if avaliable)

Adult: $225
Youth: $75


9th-12th of March 2012

Port Fairy Folk Music Festival 2012 Line Up

International Line Up

Abigail Washburn – USA
ahab – UK
April Verch & Band – Canada
Beoga – Ireland
Ben Sollee – USA
Chris While & Julie Matthews – UK
Eric Bibb & Staffan Astner – USA/Sweden
Frigg – Finland
George Kamikawa & Noriko Tadano – Japan
Harry Manx – Canada
Judy Collins – USA
Kristina Olsen – USA
Madison Violet – Canada
Passenger – UK
Peter Rowan Band – USA
Pierre Bensusan – French Algeria
Pieta Brown – USA
Sharon Shannon Big Band – Ireland

Australian Line Up

Ami Williamson
The Bamboos
Blue Heat
Carus Thompson
Clare Bowditch
The Cartridge Family
The Damian Howard Band
The Davidson Brothers
Hat Fitz & Cara Robinson
Jeff Lang
The Junes
Lanie Lane
Lucie Thorne
Mama Kin
My Friend the Chocolate Cake
The Pigs
The Stiff Gins
Tinpan Orange
The Woohoo Revue

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