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NEXT event: Queen's Birthday long weekend Friday 29 September to Monday 2 October, 2017.

Facebook: Maidenwell Folk Gathering Sept-Oct 2017 for details.

See you Friday 29 September 2017 for a fabulous weekend-long acoustic music jam! Tell all your friends and encourage those who may have missed this event in their calendar. The gathering is held at the Maidenwell Hotel, Maidenwell which is a small township at the gateway to the Bunya Mountains.

This bi-annual event is organised by acoustic music lovers and hosted by Hotel Publicans Debra and Alan.

Camping is provided FREE behind the pub and there are toilets and showers available to campers. The camping area is spacious and you do not need to book, just turn up and set up. It is recommended that you bring your own drinking water.

The pub does excellent meals (lunch and dinner) and has EFTPOS facilities.

There is also limited accommodation available at the pub – ring Alan or Debbie for more details 07 4164 6133.

Breakfast is available at the Maidenwell Trading Post, across the road. The Trading Post also sells fuel and has basic food and toiletry supplies, newspapers, ice-creams, cold drinks etcetera.

The event officially starts Friday evening with a jam in the pub after dinner.

: there is jamming in and around the pub and the camping grounds.
SATURDAY NIGHT our lovely Publican will be hosting the infamous PIG ON THE SPIT DINNER at the pub - yum!!
$17 per person, and there is for $12 a ROAST VEGETABLES only option.

SUNDAY: Sunday morning there will be a Gospel singing session under the fig tree,
followed by the totally hipster Bluegrass Morning tea and tunes.

SUNDAY EVENING:. Spread the word friends - will be this year's spectacular MAIDENWELL BLACKBOARD CONCERT!
Yes, that's right, Sunday night you need to get on your glad rags and come join us from 6pm.

Strictly NO BYO – please purchase your alcohol from the pub.  

This event, begun by Glen Donald over a decade ago, has been growing in recent years and is truly a wonderful, musically diverse acoustic gathering. The event has the full support of the publicans, the local community and local musicians.


Maidenwell, gateway to the Bunya Mountains is on the Kingaroy-Cooyar Road.

From Toowoomba or Warwick, go straight up the New England Hwy. About 5 or 6 km past Cooyar,
there's a sign for MAIDENWELL. Turn left - about 10km.

Gympie/North Coast: a very nice one-and-a-half hour run through Nanango.

Brisbane: come up the Brisbane Valley either through Ipswich/Esk
or Caboolture/Kilcoy as far as Yarraman, then take the
Toowoomba turn-off south onto the New England Highway.

Photos and videos of past events: Maidenwell Folk Gathering are available on Facebook
and search Youtube for "Maidenwell Folk Gathering" videos.

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See you there!



27th 28th 29th October 2017

Come celebrate 16 years of Festivities with us, there is still time to book your tickets
and start planning your weekend on the Dorrigo mountain, five hours drive South of Brisbane.

This year we again have a stellar line-up of performers.

One of Dorrigos priorities has always been to provide a family friendly weekend, so our festival is a smoke, drug and alcohol free event. A perfect chance to escape from the pace of todays life and immerse yourself in a weekend full of music and song from the toe-tapping to the sublime.

And this year we are trying to do our part by having manned rubbish stations on site, we will be encouraging our patrons and all on site to be responsible with their rubbish.

Find out lots more by visiting the website at

www.dorrigofolkbluegrass.com.au -- and here for BOOKINGS



Thursday 2nd - Sunday 5th November

The 24th Imbil Acoustic Weekend promises to be a great weekend of acoustic music held at Borumba Deer Park, 9km outside Imbil. The music is made up of many genres including bluegrass, old-time Irish, acoustic blues, folk and alt. Country blues with an Australian twang and jazz, a great weekend for musicians and their families.

Thursday night is free for all jam sessions as well as setting up camp. Friday night will be a blackboard blow for walk ups in the shed

On Saturday workshops are held throughout the day. Information on the workshops will be posted on the notice board along with the concert.

The main concert is held Saturday night from 6.30pm till around 11 pm. Bring chairs for the concert.

Hilary O’Neill, Celtic Harp & Song, KidnKelly Gang, Folk & alt Country Blues, Owl Valley Bluegrass, Old Time String Band, and Me and My Chauffeur.

There is a $10.00 entry fee to the park for the weekend to help running the costs of the weekend and concert in addition to the normal camping fees.

CAMPING ENQURIES: Wendy or Steve at Borumba Deer Park. Ph 07 5484 5196. 1133 Yabba Creek Road, Imbil, 4570, or visit borumbadeerpark.com

MUSIC ENQUIRIES: Brenda or John Withers 07 5440 5206




23rd to 26th NOVEMBER 2017
will see the Oz Manouche Festival return to the Brisbane Jazz Club with a fantastic line up of artists like
Neil Breco Quartet, Date Brothers, Spyglass Gypsies, Jon Delaney Trio, Shenzo Grigorio,
Cameron Ford Quartet, Francis Diatschenko, Cameron Jones
Brisbane Jazz Club - Concert BOOKINGS




First, thank you for your incredible support last year. It was our biggest - and dare we say it - 'our best' festival in our history. The festival was the cleanest, most respectful, most energetic and beautiful we’ve seen - you are the best.

Ticket sales are online for our Woodford Folk Festival. We encourage you, more than ever, to pre-purchase tickets and pick up the early bird ticket savings. Early Bird 1 (EB1) tickets for the 2018 Festival went on sale to the public on Tuesday 1 August 2017. Get in early to secure your tickets at the best possible price.

Because of our growing popularity, we’ve made big changes that you need to know about. We’ve summarised these here but you can click on the links shown for a deeper narrative on these changes.

To protect our festival’s comfort levels and beautiful spirit, we are capping all tickets to the festival. The New Year’s Eve cap will be set at the same attendance as last year.

All tickets must now be purchased online - even day passes during the festival. Tickets will NOT be available for purchase at the festival gates.

Tickets are more expensive this year. It has to happen.

Everyone with vehicles will now need to buy a vehicle pass. This aims to free up shaded camping space and reduce traffic volume.

Payment Plans are now available for Day Tickets as well as Season Tickets. www.flickr.com

For more information on the festival including earlybird tickets and camping options please visit www.woodfordfolkfestival.com



Visit the NFF Ticketing Page

  • Early Bird 2 Tickets NOW SELLING - Close 31st October 2017 (20% discount)
  • Volunteer Applications OPEN

Visit the NFF WEBSITE and also NFF FaceBook page

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