Port Fairy Folk Festival 2017 – Artist Update #2

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Dori Freeman performing in Nashville September 2016

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The much-loved annual Port Fairy Folk Festival has reeled off another list of artists to join the bill, running from 10 – 13 March 2017.

Paul Kelly & Charlie Owen, The Warsaw Village Band, Melody Pool, Jemma & The Clifton Hillbillies, Low Down Riders, Cookin’ on 3 Burners with Tex Perkins & Stella Angelico and Ashley Davies’ The Expedition Burke and Wills will play at next year’s event.The event has already unveiled Van Morrison’s ‘Masterpieces’, presented by Vince Jones & The Astral Orchestra (which pays homage to two of Van’s most acclaimed albums Astral Weeks and Moondance), Deborah Conway & Willy Zygier, Gawurra, Natty Man & Gara, The Pinks play the Blues, Sarah Carroll & the Left Wing, Tash Sultana, Vika & Linda, The WaifsBennett, Bowtell & Urquhart, Mick Thomas & The Roving Commission, Neil Murray, Suzannah Espie, Kerri Simpson, Barb Waters & Alison Ferrier, Melody Pool, Jemma & The Clifton Hillbillies, Fem Belling, Yirrmal, Low Down Riders and Miss Amber & Stukulele.

Further to the pool of Australian performers, international acts previously added to the line up include the UK’s Roo Panes, Ireland’s The Young Folk, Canada’s Les Poules a Colin and the Netherlands’ Bazzookas all making their Australian debut. Other international guests include Arctic ensemble The Jerry Cans (CAN), the Seamus Begley Trio (IRE) and Phil Wiggins (USA) playing sets with Australia’s own Dom Turner. Also just announced are Martha Tilston (UK), Buckman Coe (CAN), and The Chipolatas (UK). They join previously announced international acts including Patty Griffin (USA), Mundy (Ireland),Manu Dalago (Austria), Dori Freeman (USA) and many more. Check out the full line up online at www.portfairyfolkfestival.com/artists/ 

With the first two ticket releases selling out extremely quickly, punters are encouraged to snap up their festival pass as soon as possible to guarantee a long weekend of arts, music and colourful culture. Book now at www.portfairyfolkfestival.com/tickets/

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Author: Rob Dickens

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