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

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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