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AmericanaFest 2020 Changes Announced
Jun12

AmericanaFest 2020 Changes Announced

Different AmericanaFest Approach 2020 Scott Mulvahill and band AmericanaFest 2019 – Photo: LTTL Major Changes Revealed AmericanaFest 2020 It was to be the linchpin for our GrassRoots Music Tour this year, with some of us travelling from Australia to Nashville for the seventh consecutive year. Then you-know-what-pandemic happened meaning international travel remains only a passing dream for the rest of 2020. Today the Americana...

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Port Fairy Folk Festival 2021
May25

Port Fairy Folk Festival 2021

announcement re next year’s event Photo: LTTL Port Fairy Folk Festival 2021 To Go Ahead With Smaller Crowds Today, organisers of the iconic Port Fairy Folk Festival, Australia’s second-oldest live event released the following statement: “The Festival committee met this week and the 45th Port Fairy Folk Festival is still scheduled to take place in March 2021. The success of this year’s Festival proved that the...

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Music Festival Chaos
Mar31

Music Festival Chaos

COVID-19 Festival Cancellations Grow Australian Festival Cancellation and Postponement Upheaval Seventy Per Cent of Events Up To Mid-August Pulled or Postponed Sample of Festivals Scrapped Reveal $18.4M Loss and 18,000 jobs Gone Some Events Under Threat for 2021 It feels like an eternity ago. In fact, it was just three weeks back when we were gathered happily at the Port Fairy Folk Festival in the beautiful seaside village of Port...

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Port Fairy Folk Festival 44/2020
Mar11

Port Fairy Folk Festival 44/2020

our Port Fairy Fest wrap Startijenn – Photo: LTTL Port Fairy Folk Festival 2020 Compelling Gathering, Magical Setting 6 to 9 March Some Changes It’s the second oldest festival in Australia. Forty Four years in 2020. But that doesn’t mean organisers have rested on their laurels. This year a new venue design, renaming stages from perfunctory numbers to apt descriptors – Ocean, River, Island (the latter with a recital feel)...

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Port Fairy Folk Festival 2020 – Day 4 Pictorial
Mar10

Port Fairy Folk Festival 2020 – Day 4 Pictorial

pictures from day four By Jim Jacob Day four of the 45th Port Fairy Folk Festival (March 9), the final sessions of this year’s event. Here are some images – Rhiannon Giddens & Francesco Turrisi, Ian Sherwood, The Blind Boys of Alabama and The Burning Hell. Stay tuned for our full festival review. Here’s our take on last year’s event. Rhiannon Giddens & Francesco Turrisi – Photo: LTTL Rhiannon...

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Port Fairy Folk Festival 2020 – Day 3 Pictorial
Mar09

Port Fairy Folk Festival 2020 – Day 3 Pictorial

pictures from day three By Jim Jacob Day three of the 45th Port Fairy Folk Festival (March 8). Here are some images – International Women’s Day Celebration, Ruth Hazleton and Daisy Wheel, John Smith, Mama Mihirangi & The Mareikura. Stay tuned for our full festival review. Here’s our take on last year’s event. Women Out Loud! Judith Owen – Photo: LTTL Judith Owen – Photo: LTTL Eleanor McEvoy –...

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