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Mulgowie Music Weekend |
Bangalow BBQ & Bluegrass Festival |
Maleny Music Festival |
Neurum Creek Festival |
Gold Coast Acoustic Music Festival |
Maidenwell Gathering |



Broadbeach Festival

July 28th – 30th  2017. FESTIVAL WEBSITE


Programme and Details


Friday 4 August - Sun morning 6 August     

VISIT: Facebook: Mulgowie Weekend for more details. (You will need to log in.)

See you Friday 4th or Saturday 5th or both! Some arrive on Thursday. Tell all your friends and encourage those who may have missed this event in their calendar.
The gathering is held at the Mulgowie Hotel in the beautiful Lockyer Valley.
This bi-annual event is organised by acoustic music lovers and hosted by Publicans Kevin and Kylie.

FRIDAY EVENING will start with a jam in the pub after dinner.
SATURDAY MORNING there is a farmers market near the community hall and sports ground.
Indulge yourself and purchase home-made body cleansing products, jams, books,
food/breakfast, coffee, new plants for your garden and all manner of wonderful things.

SATURDAY NIGHT there is a dinner party booked. That’s right we are going posh!
The 'new' winter Mulgowie Gathering is hosting a pre-booked dinner for Saturday night.
Wear your winter formal gear (or at minimum a silly hat)!

Click to read the "INVITATION"

There are NO blackboard concerts, and NO sound gear. It is purely an acoustic music jam weekend. You are free to jam in the pub, on the front verandah of the pub, on the cabin verandahs and under the garden rotundas. All styles of music welcome, though remember this is a 'community event'.

Camping is provided behind the pub and a limited number of cabin rooms/beds are available at each gathering - call, SMS 0437-736-799 or email Michael (editor).

Fee: $10 per head for the whole weekend for all who camp in the Pub grounds. Fees are collected to cover the costs of hiring the cabin facilities (including a kitchen and two bathrooms for use by all – open from Friday lunchtime). Those who secured a bed may be asked to donate a little extra. (Usually $5.)

STRICTLY NO PUBLIC BYO – please purchase your alcohol from the pub!

Laidley is a small historic country town only 80k west of Brisbane, between Ipswich and Toowoomba on the Cobb & Co Tourist Drive. Mulgowie is 10k south of Laidley. Laidley is only a short drive away with pubs, supermarkets and coffee shops, as well as a newsagent, so if you forget to bring anything, you can get it there.

If you need more information please contact Michael (folkrag ed) at

See you all at Mulgowie!




Bangalow Showgrounds: Fri 11 - Sat 12 August, 2017.

The Bangalow BBQ & Bluegrass Festival is coming up in just 2 months! Proudly sponsored by Stroud Homes Northern Rivers this year, we have more great BBQ and more great Bluegrass! Seven bands are set to entertain you and the BBQ Competition is filling fast with 50+ teams competing for the Bangalow BBQ Grand Champion prize of $1500, sponsored by Firebrand Charcoal!

Book Your Tickets Today!

Friday night Old-Time Variety Show On Friday night 6pm-10.30pm, the day before the Festival, once again we’re holding an old-time music and comedy variety show at the A&I Hall. (MA15+) This show was an absolute a hoot last year with rave reviews. It’s not to be missed. All artists are volunteers and all proceeds go back into our Original Music Artists Bursaries. With limited seating, it’s sure to sell out fast, so get your tickets soon.

Tickets on sale now bbqBluegrass.com.au See also: facebook.com/bbqBlue


Maleny Festival


Early Bird Tickets are now available

September 1st – 3rd  2017.

Early Bird Tickets are now available on the FESTIVAL WEBSITE with our barcode ticketing system and at $90.00 for the 3 days are certainly a great deal.

Some acts already confirmed are Martin Pearson, Linsey Pollak, The Fergies, Asa Broomhall, Bruce Watson, Hailey Calvert, Barleyshakes, Fat Picnic, Gone Molly, Lizzie Flyn, Tin Star, Sadie & Jay, Montgomery Church, The Balkanics, The Pockets and Dave Orr Band.

Selections are still being finalised and other Artists names will be released in the coming weeks with some big names still to announce so keep an eye on the website for regular updates.

This year Sunday will be themed 'It’s A Little Bit Country' and will feature a couple of Alt Country and traditional performers. Two notable names are Kevin Bennett (CMMA Golden Guitar Winner and Aria nominee ) from the band 'The Flood' and Maleny’s own Kelly Cork who won the Australian Songwriters Open Category Award in 2016.

This 2017 festival will be inked in with Maleny Art Street which is part of Sunshine Coast Council’s Horizons Festival so Maleny will alive with Music and Art on the first weekend in September.

Up town there will be exhibitions in Cafés and Galleries, Open Air Photography, Food As Art in local Cafés, Open Studio Events, Public Art Installation and a Forest Art Trail along the boardwalk that leads from the Showgrounds to town. We are planning to do a Bushdance in the Maleny R.S.L. on Friday night for both events.

This event was one of the reasons for the date change for this year’s Festival.

Volunteer Applications on are the Website with our new application system.

On behalf of our organising group, here’s to some happy festivals - 2017 Maleny Music Festival 1st - 3rd and Neurum Creek Music Festival 8th - 10th

Programme and Details | PRINTABLE Programme


Neurum Creek


This year the festival will be held on the 8th, 9th, and 10th of September

Festival tickets now on sale! Bookings are now open for the 2017 festival, and can be booked online at
Neurum Creek Bush Retreat: ncbr.com.au and Note that invoices must be paid in full within 48 hours.

Ticket prices as follows:
WEEKEND TICKETS: Adult $80, Child School Age (Primary & Secondary) $40.

** All weekend tickets include camping **

DAY TICKETS: Adult Day Ticket Friday or Saturday $45, Child Day Ticket Friday or Saturday $25.
Day Ticket Sunday $30, Child Day Ticket Sunday $20

Want to lend a hand?
Ever wanted to work at the bar? Sell CDs? Screen print t-shirts? Or fold up an enormous backdrop and squash it into a tiny bag?
We have a small number of volunteer positions available at the festival, so if you'd like to help out,

Keep up with all the News, Don't forget, you can like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to stay abreast of all the latest festival news.

Visit the Festival Website at: www.neurumcreekfestival.com



NEXT event: Queen's Birthday long weekend Friday 30 September to Monday 3 October, 2017.

Facebook: Maidenwell Folk Gathering 2017 for details of the recent gathering.
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 Alan and Debbie.

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. Saturday there is jamming in and around the pub and the camping grounds and Saturday night there is an unplugged blackboard concert starting at around 6:30pm – see one of the organisers to put your name down! All styles of acoustic music are welcome but remember this is a community event.

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.

( See Dateclaims )
See you there!




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.

A quick reminder that this Monday (31 July) is your last day to join the payment plan.
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 will go 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. Read more

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

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

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

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

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


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