News of another festival has arrived this week with the Blackwood Festival of Music and Culture.
This event will be held over the weekend of November 7th, 8th and 9th, 2014. Their website states that this is a pilot festival with the aims of celebrating great aspects of music culture in a beautiful mountain-forest setting at Blackwood, Victoria an hour’s drive from Melbourne.
The festival will feature a diverse music lineup including old-time, Irish, bluegrass, country, Blues and rockabilly genres as well as workshops and demonstrations in Cajun and old-time dance styles and traditional harmony singing.
Acts include old-time masters Eddie Bond and Kirk Sutphin (USA) and Chris Henry and the Hardcore Grass (USA) as well as musicians from Melbourne and regional Victoria including Chere Cajun, Johnny Can’t Dance, Little Rabbit, Flying Engine Stringband, Woodward and Rough, Fingerbone, Swamplands,Cat and Clint, Archer, Freedom, Clintonium Bomb, The Ramshackle Band, Honeyfields, Hardrive Bluegrass Band, Slim Dime, Jonno and the Daredevils, Tully Sumner, Colin Matthews, Fruit Jar and Lowdown & Lonesome.
The festival is aimed at music lovers, musicians and anyone interested in old-time and traditional culture and entertainment. The event will be inclusive and family friendly. Onsite camping is available for a limited number of attendees. Those in RV’s or wanting a quieter environment, are encouraged to book into the Blackwood Mineral Springs Caravan Park. Note – RV’s are not permitted on the Rec Reserve. A range of other accommodation is also available in Blackwood, including B&Bs and rental cottages.