The 40th festival goals are in view as we kick off announcements this week and all remaining tickets go on sale. Forty festivals ago in December 1977, the festival came to town. It was literally on the back of a truck – a freewheeling cultural freedom ride of sorts. In 2016 we will celebrate the 40th event as the achievement of community, volunteers, music industry, artists and staff along with our passionate audience. Together we become one amazing festival gathering singing by the oceans of the south-west coast.
The festival will include over 100 international and national acts plus the children’s folk circus, the frInge program and much more. The festival is an all-ages, family friendly, community celebration of the “cultures, peoples, words and music” through folk, roots and global rhythms from across and beyond the borders.
Ayleen O’ Hanlon, Claymore, DakhaBrakha (Ukraine), Dave Arden, Eric Bogle, Fourplay, Grigoryan Brothers, John Mc Cutcheon (USA), Katie Noonan’s Vanguard, Lloyd Spiegel, Mánran (Scotland), Mary Black (Ireland), Moxie (Ireland), Nicky Bomba’s Bustamento, Pierce Brothers, Ruby Boots, Steve Poltz (USA), Sara Storer, Shellie Morris, Suzannah Espie, The Bushwackers, The East Pointers (Canada), The Ugly Uncles, Truckstop Honeymoon (USA), Three Kings, The Woohoo Revue, The Young’uns (UK).