FAIRBRIDGE FESTIVAL 2016
FAIRBRIDGE FESTIVAL IS WA'S FAVOURITE CAMPING MUSIC FESTIVAL
Fairbridge Village, South Western Highway, Pinjarra, Western Australia
If you haven't experienced the festival of inspired music then make 2016 the year you discover Fairbridge Festival! In its 24th year, the festival features more of the music and camaraderie that patrons know and love all packaged up together in a magical weekend escape that will feed your soul.
The three-day family-friendly camping festival features close to 100 local, national and international world, folk and roots acts of renown across multiple stages set in a beautiful rural village all just an hour south of Perth. The much-loved festival also incorporates bespoke youth and children's festivals so there really is something for everyone along with artisan markets, well-being zone, community stalls, workshops, comedy, dance and street theatre.
Here is just a sample of the awesome Fairbridge Festival 2016 acts. You'll find more details on the festival's website:
Since winning the BBC Folk Award in 2014 for 'Best Duo', this unique couple have hardly touched the ground. Astonishing instrumental virtuosity, genre-bending material blended with their warm personalities and stunning voices have seen them recently touring the globe. 'A stunning album, brilliant...I rate these guys as one of the best duos on the planet', Mike Harding, BBC.
An acoustic force of nature with a line-up including seven horn players, one drummer and one monster MC. Their sound is born from a mix of hard hitting hip hop, funk, soul, jazz, reggae and dance music.
Devon Sproule's music welcomes the magical and the tangible. It celebrates human complication in the language of nature. Her quirky affectations bring to mind Bjork, and forays into the dark, Michelle Shocked." (Village Voice)
"This is Irish Music with a Quebecois Twist at its very, very best," Mike Harding.
Blending the traditional music of Quebec and Ireland with beauty, groove and
affinity, Fasta have delighted audiences across Europe, Canada and Australasia with their deep love and intimacy for their respective musical traditions.
German folk meets Balkan gypsy mixed with bluegrass, pop and TexMex. The Beez famous "Sitzdisco" (dancing while seated) and "Moshpitzen" (mosh pitting) will have you enthralled at the margins of zany Berlin cabaret.
Limitlessly creative and playful, The Opposite of Everything dances down a line between the beautiful and the absurd, transforming Freeman-Fox's intricate violin compositions into an infectious party. Winners of three Canadian Folk Music Awards, the ensemble features Toronto's finest and most adventurous musicians.
Back when grunge bands and electric guitars ruled the air waves a rag-tag bunch of folkies got together and formed a band called Things of Stone and Wood that went on to define Melbourne in the early 90s.
"Melbourne's most inspired and inspiring acoustic band." (Michael Dwyer).
Critically acclaimed Melbourne indie-folk darlings Tinpan Orange enter their tenth year as one of Australia's most loved brother-sister outfits. With the ethereal and mesmerising Emily Lubitz at the helm, joined by her brother, guitarist Jesse Lubitz and violin virtuoso Alex Burkoy, Tinpan Orange's 60s inspired folk has a melancholy, candid and somewhat playful edge.
Tony McManus is the world's undisputed greatest Celtic guitar player. Beppe Gambetta is one of Europe's hottest flatpickers. Between them these two brilliant musicians have played all the major guitar festivals from the Hebrides to Connemara and from Bogota to Tokyo not forgetting appearances at The Chet Atkins Festival and the famous Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.
SAVE WITH EARLYBIRD PRICES
Earlybird tickets on sale 29 October 2015 (with and without) camping.
Standard pricing applies from 19 February 2016
There are options for family package tickets (free entry for children under the age of 5), Group bookings, Cosy Camping, day and evening tickets.
The moshtix Time-to-Pay option is a great way to pay off your tickets in nice and easy affordable chunks, see full details here.
For more information on Fairbridge Festival visit fairbridgefestival.com.au