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22 October, 2020

That's all Folks.

Music lovers from near and far will flock to Yungaburra this weekend, October 23-25, for the 39th annual Tablelands Folk Festival.

By Tanya Murphy

Yungaburra comes alive on the 4th weekend of October each year, with this vibrant three-day creative festival that takes over the entire village and is completely run by volunteers.

For the first time in its history the event sold out a month in advance, which Michael Hodkins said was testament to its growing popularity as one of the must-see music festivals in Australia.

“When I took over as president there were only three venues. Last year we had 14 venues. This year we had to restrict it to eight due to COVID but it’s still going to be a massive weekend.

“The festival usually attracts internationally renowned acts, but this year the theme is ‘Celebrating Queensland,’ with 90 per cent local talent.

“For all of those who have missed out we urge you to purchase your 2021 tickets early when they go on sale on August 1, 2021. It’ll be our 40th Birthday and we’ll be ready for a big celebration!”

The music crosses many genres including Traditional and Contemporary Folk and World Music, Blues, Jazz, Gypsy Jazz & Swing, Flamenco, Reggae, Country and Rock.

The event also includes Workshops, Comedy, Buskers, Poet’s Breakfast, Health and Wellness Fair, Market Stalls, Songwriter Competition, and the famous Pub Verandah non-stop Traditional Folk Sessions.

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