Massive Woodford Folk Festival lineup revealed

Published 9:00pm 22 October 2022

Massive Woodford Folk Festival lineup revealed
Words by Ashleigh Howarth

Organisers of this year’s Woodford Folk Festival have just dropped the full line up of artists and performers who will be appearing this December.

The festival will once again be offering up one of the largest gathering of artists and performers of its kind in Australia from December 27 to July 1.

This year’s program is huge – featuring 1,900 artists programmed in 400 acts across 27 venues, presenting 1,834 shows over six days and nights.

Included in the lineup is Aussie roots rock guitarist John Butler, fellow Aussie rock blues band The Black Sorrows, New Zealand reggae musical group The Black Seeds, comedian Magda Szubanski, and gardening guru Costa Georgiadis, just to name a few.

Festival Program manager Courtney Wild said this year’s lineup is inviting festival goers to “dive into a feast of music new and old, a flurry of dance, the rolling madness of comedy and the curious and often absurd world of the festival cabaret.”

“People will find bizarre and brilliant interactive games, films, a vast array of opportunities for exploration and deepening understanding of new music and multi-genre cultural experiences and, we hope, will be constantly distracted by strange and colourful goings-on on the festival village streets,” Courtney said.

This will the first time the festival has been held in three years, with Festival Director Bill Hauritz saying “our world changes every year, and our festival needs to change every year if we are to be current”.

“For all of us, this event brings three years of change in one. We mustn’t try to be what we were. Rather, have our artists and scholars gift us relevance in the here and the now,” Bill said.

The 2022 Woodford Folk Festival is supported by the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland.

Tickets to this year’s festival can be purchased here:

Click through the gallery below to see who will be appearing. 

An incredible lineup


John Butler

Boy & Bear

Liz Stringer

Eric Bogle

Greg Sheehan

The Black Sorrows

Lior & Domini


Neil Murray

William Barton

Tenzin Choegyal

Dya Singh

Fred Smith

Jaguar Jonze

Anna Smyrk

Mia Wray

Emily Lubitz

Indigenous choir Spinifex Gum


The Black Seeds

Grace Petrie

Ben Moss

Jacob Jolliff Band

Rachel Bailman

Ashley Watkins

Andrew Small

Monks of Tibet

Inn Echo

Alysha Brilla

The Jellyman’s Daughter

The Paul McKenna Band

Children’s Festival

Emma Donovan

Jinibara Traditional Custodian and natural storyteller Uncle Noel Blair

Mic Conway



Magda Szubanski

Fiona Scott Norman

Guest speakers

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese

Gardening guru Costa Georgiadis

Environmental scientist Ian Lowe

The full program, including everything you need to know about the six-day event, can be found here: https://woodfordfolkfestival.c...


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