The Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival really kicks off at on Friday 22nd Oct., at 6:00pm with and Old Time Square Dance led by The My-T Fine String Band in the showgrounds’ main pavilion. There’s fun for all the family, all dances are called so you and your feet know exactly what you’re doing. Then comes some of the festival’s headliners with Stiff Gins, Miles To Go Trio & Bluestone Junction.
The Luncheon Pavillion also opens at 6:00pm on Friday evening with The Junes performing their country swing.
Workshops are held during the day on Saturday and Sunday. These will include a wide range of music making with some wonderful musicians sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm. There are workshops and entertainment catering especially for children as well.
Festival Choir will be led by Mundy-Turner, your chance to become part of the festival choir, rehearsals on Saturday & Sunday mornings with a Sunday performance on stage in the afternoon. Everybody is welcome.
Artists confirmed for the festival include:
Kristy Cox & Band
The Ewan MacKenzie Duo
Mothers Of Intention
Innes Campbell & Present Company
Badja River Quartet
|Josh Bennett & Parvyn Singh
Jane M. Harding
Stars Of Thursday
My-T-Fine String Band
Shiny Top Strings
Chris Cady & Russ Redford
Early Bird Tickets (available until October 1st) are only $65. A Whole Weekend Pass is $75. Youth Pass (for primary & secondary school students) is only $20 which includes all activities and workshops.
The Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival is an alcohol and smoke free event. No dogs are allowed onto the festival site.