Diverse mix of performers in Yackandandah
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.