| October 25th, 2012
One of the Far North’s longest-standing and best-loved festival events returns to its roots for its 32nd year this week.
Kicking off at The Herberton Hotel tonight before moving over to its original home at the Lake Eacham Hotel in Yungaburra from Friday-Sunday, the Tablelands Folk Festival brings with it a smorgasbord of both local and national acts drawn from the entire folk and acoustic music spectrum.
After bad weather kept numbers down in recent years, the reboot of the festival is aimed at bringing it back to its original, intimate format at its spiritual home in Yungaburra, but also making sure punters are dry and can enjoy the full program without having to travel all over the town.
Acts across the five ticketed sessions include Amanda Kay, Agnuremak, April Maze, Astrid Elika, Bayjah, Blue Ruins, Bob Elliston, Carinda Christie, Chloe and Silas, Doghouse, Far Northern Soul Collective, George Davis, Grimick, The Hillbilly Goats, The Hot’n’Wet Swing Set, Jasmin Chapman, Jeremiah Johnson, Jordan Brodie, Juju Moon, Kamerunga, Leanne Tennant, Lily and King, Little Owl, Mangrove Jack, The Montgomery Brothers, The McMenamins, Ray-Lee, Roz Pappalardo, Secret Tuesdays, Shirly Lynn, Snake Gully, Sounds Of Earth, The Tobias Moldenhauer Trio, In The Wild Wood, WOYAYA! and Yolly.
Alongside the non-stop music program, the event also features a large children’s festival, markets, the Yungaburra Village Fete, a health and wellbeing fair, homebrewing classes and a series of workshops conducted
by both local and visiting artists and musicians.
In addition, there will be a free concert in the park every night for the whole town to enjoy, whether they are attending the ticketed events or not.
For those looking to make a weekend of it, camping facilities are available in Yungaburra at Memorial Park (bookings available at the TFF website) or various accommodation venues in and around Yungaburra.
With only 450 tickets in total to this year’s event, you should get in early to ensure you don’t miss out on one of the best community-run festivals in the Far North this year.
Check Tablelands Folk Festival at The Royal Hotel in Herberton tonight, from 6pm, or at Lake Eacham Hotel in Yungaburra from Friday-Sunday (full session details online at festival website). A series of ticketing options are available, from single session passes to full weekend season tickets. Purchase yours now at tff.fnqnet.org
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