9 February 2017
Multi-instrumentalist Tash Sultana and blues folk legend Kutcha Edwards join a stellar line-up of talent at the 2017 Port Fairy Folk Festival.
Now in its 41st year, Port Fairy Folk Festival remains a highlight on the regional events calendar, bringing a flood of up to 40,000 music fans to the coast for four days of sweet tunes and sunshine.
A host of Victorian talent is on the bill, including many artists that have received funding through our Music Works and Touring Victoria programs. In addition to Tash and Kutcha, Creative Victoria is proud to see Buried Country, The Southern Ocean Sea Band, The Mission Songs Project, The Bean Project, Suzannah Espie, Sarah Carroll and Nhatty Man on the bill.
They join a host of Australian talent including Paul Kelly, Linda and Vika Bull, Mick Harvey, Don Walker, Yirrmal and Lior.
International guests at the 2017 Port Fairy Folk Festival include Eddi Reader (Scotland), Boo Hewerdine (UK), Bazzookas (Netherlands), The Jerry Cans (Canada), Manu Delago (Austria), Mexrissey (Mexico) and Wille Watson (USA).
Running from 10-14 March 2017, the Port Fairy Folk Festival showcases a wide variety of music genres including folk, roots, blues, jazz, world, country and bluegrass, in both ticketed and free venues.
The main music program is held in the Festival Arena, in Port Fairy's Southcombe Park Sports Reserve, which boasts nine major venues as well as markets, licensed bars and food halls.
Churches, halls and other venues around Port Fairy also play host the visiting artists, which sound pouring out of doorways around town throughout the weekend.