Di­verse mix of per­form­ers in Yackan­dan­dah

North East Tourist News - - Beechworth -

IT’S that time of year again to get out those danc­ing shoes, pack up the fam­ily and make your way to beau­ti­ful Yackan­dan­dah in North East Vic­to­ria for the 19th An­nual Yackan­dan­dah Folk Fes­ti­val to be held from Fri­day, March 18 through to Sun­day, March 20.

A host of in­ter­na­tional acts are sched­uled to per­form through­out the week­end, sup­ple­mented by a strong con­tin­gent of lo­cal and na­tional artists.

With such a di­verse mix of per­form­ers on hand, there is sure to be some­thing which will ap­peal to even the most dis­cern­ing mu­sic fans through­out the week­end.

The fes­ti­val kicks off on the Fri­day evening with a com­mu­nity pa­rade in the main street, fol­lowed by a street con­cert in aid of lo­cal CFA vol­un­teers, who did such a won­der­ful job of keep­ing peo­ple safe from harm dur­ing the re­cent bush­fires which threat­ened the town.

As usual, the unique and very pop­u­lar Earth Hour Con­cert on Satur­day night will fea­ture mu­sic played with­out us­ing mi­cro­phones or power of any kind save for light­ing pro­vided by so­lar-charged bat­ter­ies.

Of spe­cial sig­nif­i­cance this year is that the en­tire fes­ti­val will be 100 per cent car­bon neu­tral due to the huge in­vest­ment in large so­lar sys­tems on com­mer­cial build­ings through­out the town.

Yack Sta­tion, the new arts hub, will fea­ture free work­shops and ac­tiv­i­ties aimed specif­i­cally at kids dur­ing the fes­ti­val and these are hosted by an artist in res­i­dence.

Camp­ing fa­cil­i­ties have been in­creased in size this year with two sep­a­rate ar­eas now avail­able both within easy walk­ing dis­tance of all fes­ti­val venues What are you wait­ing for? For in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing tick­et­ing, camp­ing and all other en­quiries, please visit the fes­ti­val web­site at www.yack­folk­fes­ti­val.com.

COM­MU­NITY FLAVOUR: Lo­cal per­former Pete De­nahy will be at this year’s Yackan­dan­dah Folk Fes­ti­val.

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