It’s the most wonderful time of year, the weather is starting to slightly cool down, Woodfordia is looking beautiful and we are starting to get incredibly excited because this Saturday at 9pm, we are officially launching The Planting Festival programme.

All will be revealed soon…

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“From Little Things Big Things Grow”

Thanks to our beautiful patrons and volunteers who have lovingly regenerated this land with over 100,000 subtropical rainforest trees, orchids, ferns and sedges, creating habitat for butterflies and wildlife.

Your dedication and commitment to our environmental sustainability is inspiring. We can't wait to do it all again with you soon, at The Planting...
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03/21/2017 at 12:27. Facebook
Congratulations to our friends and past performers currently nominated for QMusic awards. Here's a lovely trip down (recent) memory lane with Highlife being nominated for their song Aware in the World category and documenting all the feels of Woodford 2017 as part of it. Enjoy!

HIGHLIFE Afro Psych - AWARE (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

HIGHLIFE Afro Psych - AWARE - OFFICIAL VIDEO At Woodford Folk Festival 2017 Filmed by: Ketakii Jewson-Brown

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03/20/2017 at 23:30. Facebook
Creatively Expanding Your Songwriting with Kristina Olsen (3 Full Days: 25-27 April).

This songwriting intensive gives you a chance to massage your skills into a fluid practice to create the songs you hope to. Challenging yourself with games, techniques and tricks, you’ll be working on creating stronger songs in all aspects of writing: lyrics, melody and rhythm. With opportunities to receive...
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03/20/2017 at 07:00. Facebook
If the Treehouse had eyes, what would it see? Beautiful view from the 'Quandong Dream'; a spectacular expression of art.

Built in partnership by Wang Wen-Chih and Sydney Art Collective, Cave Urban, at the inaugural masterclass series of The Planting, we're wondering what the next ingenious creation will be?

Come take a peek for yourself at The Planting Festival.
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The Tree House ‘Quandong Dream’

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03/17/2017 at 01:51. Facebook
'The East Pointers, a three-piece jigs-and-reels band from Canada, have this way of over-revving their engine to implosion point and then, just before the musical catastrophe eventuates, they release the handbrake and their machine screams off with heart- stopping momentum.

You see it as much as hear it, because at that exhilarating moment when banked-up pressure converts into raw artistic...
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The East Pointers and The Fergies at Sol Bar

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03/17/2017 at 01:45. Facebook
They're still going!

Remaining shows:
21-Mar The Brass Monkey (NSW) w. Dylan Wright
22-Mar Wollongong City Diggers Club (NSW) w. Meridian
23-Mar Camelot Lounge (NSW)
24-Mar Unorthodox Church of Groove (NSW)
25-Mar Wauchope Community Arts Hall (NSW) w. Mat Brooker
26-Mar Cedar Bar Bellingen (NSW)
30-Mar Bellevue Hotel: Townsville Folk and Acoustic Music Club (QLD) w. 33 1/3
31-Mar Tanks Arts...
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The East Pointers NSW + QLD

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When our festival began all those years ago in Maleny, we had big dreams & high hopes. Thanks to enchanted collaborators & artistic conspirators, hopes continue to soar & dreams of ridiculous merriment continue. Looking back, nothing has really changed.

Photo (RHS) c.2000 sourced from John Oxley Library QLD
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It’s hard to believe that just over two months ago, the crowds departed Woodfordia & we still have not found any left-over rubbish on site. This is wonderful evidence of the passion for what we do here. We could think of no greater compliment that so much respect is given to the land. It’s this love that sustains Woodfordia.

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Folk, Thrash & Reels | How to Make Music for One of the Largest Outdoor Theatre Works in Australia.

The Fire Event is the flagship Closing Ceremony of the Woodford Folk Festival, and is one of the largest outdoor theatre productions in Australia. The music alone is an enormous feat of creativity, musical prowess and serious logistics and this festival’s production ‘What We Learned From The...
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FOLK, THRASH and REELS: How To Make Music For One Of The Largest Outdoor Theatre Works In Australia.

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En Plein Air: Expressive Landscape Painting with Peter Hudson (3 Full Days - 25-27 April)

Peter draws on influences of the land and its systems in his paintings. Over 3 intensive days you will learn and build skills in composition, colour theory, landscape interpretation, observation, perspective and expressive mark making. You can bring your own favourite mediums or use the materials...
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Giant Puppet Making and Performing with Daniele Poidomani (7 Full Days: 22- 28 April).

Creating a giant puppet is a melange of skills and disciplines resulting in larger-than-life creations which tickle the imagination and evoke awe and joy. In this 7-day intensive, you will work alongside this master artist on multiple aspects of giant puppet building including character and story creation,...
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JUNO-nominated party-starters The East Pointers start their fourth Australian tour next week, with 24 shows up and down the East Coast, including appearances at WOMADelaide and Bleach* Festival. We're really proud to help get folks like these on the road in Aus, and hope you can make it along to a show. More detail and tickets via their website!
Dream big Woodfordians! Today is the beginning of anything you want.

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STAND UP COMEDY FROM SCRATCH WITH Greg Sullivan Comedian GREG SULLIVAN AT The Planting Festival

Regardless of whether the desire to do stand up is a raging fire in your belly, a flicker in the back of your mind, or a knee-jerk response to this clever marketing paragraph, a 3-day journey into comedy with Greg Sullivan will give you a solid basis for your next step. Covering all aspects of the...
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Here’s a fun fact! Woodford Folk Festival fills more than 300 different positions in 140 departments with over 2,600 volunteers.

From answering the phone to serving a drink, the volunteers provide much of the festival atmosphere. Like patrons, the volunteers come from all walks of life (from retirees to students, medical professionals and valued tradies) and many from around the world....
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Did you know the Woodford Folk Festival is the largest gathering of artists and performers of its kind in Australia?

The festival presents more than 500 distinct acts with more than 2,500 artists, performers and presenters. Programmed events, run end to end, would fill 80 x 24 hour days with entertainment (that’s 240 working days or 48 working weeks). Wow!

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Learn new skills or expand upon your existing knowledge to explore the use of basketry processes in small and large scale sculpture, woven forms and objects. Use unexpected and surprising materials, focusing on recycled and sustainably sourced fibers, including upcycled plastic and clothing and marine debris obtained from remote Indigenous coastal communities.

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The best moments happen when they are unplanned.

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A touching triumph of creativity and wonder, the jelly fish floated graciously towards the entrance of Woodfordia. I wonder what they and the trees talked about?

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