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NEW Friday start time: Gates open 1pm.
Music starts at 2pm on three workshop stages.

Join us for the best weekend of your summer! 
Over 60 acts from 15+ countries. The urban beachfront beauty of Jericho Beach Park. Take a bus, bike, car share, even walk to the festival - so easy, so accessible. Come immerse yourself in the music of your world, sample delicious food from around the globe, shop, hang out with friends, and experience three  glorious days that will stay in your heart forever.

Full Daytime Workshop Stage Schedule Now Online
Click HERE for a listing of our daytime & evening stages and start planning your weekend! While you're making your list of must-see workshops, why not listen to a curated playlist of this year's artists to get you in the mood! 

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Evening Main Stage Concerts
Friday 5pm - 11pm • Saturday 5pm - 11pm • Sunday 5:30pm - 11pm

FRIDAY JULY 17
Frazey Ford
Said the Whale
Hawksley Workman
Richard Thompson
Melbourne Ska Orchestra

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SATURDAY JULY 18
Adam Cohen
I'm With Her - Sara Watkins-Sarah Jarosz-Aoife O'Donovan
Basia Bulat
Blind Pilot
Trampled by Turtles

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SUNDAY JULY 19
Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni Ba
Lucius
Phosphorescent
Angélique Kidjo

 

CONTEST
Enter Big Rock Brewery's contest HERE - tell them about your Folk Fest tradition {or show them a photo or video!} and you’ll be entered to win festival tickets and an Electra commuter bicycle!
 

Artist Spotlights

La Gallera Social Club filters traditional Venezuelan music through their own unique mix of influences, taking inspiration not only from the traditional sounds of their homeland, but also from The Beatles, 60's psychedelia, Balkan music, folk and funk. Afropop Worldwide says, "Head-bobbing beats, Spanish guitar, and smooth, harmonized vocals draw... listeners to the beach for a Cuba Libre and summer breeze." Watch their most recent video Chocolate, and catch some sights of the band's hometown, Maracaibo, in this clip for Chimban-güele.

 

Söndörgő's music has been called a "boisterious Hungarian counterpart to bluegrass." They've also been referred to as  "one of Europe's most versatile and exciting bands." Söndörgő's sound is built around the tambura - a small, plucked instrument, similar to a mandolin. They play lively, upbeat Southern Slavic folk tunes collected from the Serb and Croat communities dotting the Danube, preserving a rich musical tradition while adding their own dazzling spin. Catch the official video for their single Marice, or see their live performance for the 2014 Lotus World Music & Arts Festival.

BLUES & BEYOND Son Little • Cécile Doo-Kingué • Lurrie Bell • Ash Grunwald