Thursday 6 June 
Jam Tin Stage
6:15 PMFools Gold
7:15 PMSarah Edmundson
8:15 PMDon Jarmey
9:15 PMDeep Sea Creature
10:15 PM4 Degrees
11:15 PMLate November

 
Friday 7 June           
Mountain StageJam Tin StageStompbox Stagethe Hivethe Honey Pot (12 years and over)Magic Garden (12 years and under)Frog HollowHomestead StageThe Shed Workshop SpaceYarning Circle
12:00 PMRachel Laing
12:15 PM
12:30 PMBlock of Flats
12:45 PM
1:00 PMDeep Sea Creature
1:15 PM
1:30 PMDan Baker
1:45 PM
2:00 PMDon JarmeyWorkshop - Practical introduction to the practice of mindfulness in daily life with Mindful Works
2:15 PMURAPUN
2:30 PMURAPUNMad Hatter Workshop Join us for an afternoon of mad hat making and get ready for the Festival ParadeFestival Parade Workshop Come along and make a mad hat, costume and musical instrument for the Festival Parade
2:45 PM
3:00 PMMichele Govan and Dave MullenWorkshop - Slow Traditional Heritage Tunes Session 1 with Andy Paterson
3:15 PM
3:30 PMDeclan Kelly
3:45 PM
4:00 PMMajelenTrash Meow
4:15 PM
4:30 PMMiriam Lieberman Trio
4:45 PMThe Hinges
5:00 PMAnna & Jordan
5:15 PM
5:30 PMGentle Persons Club
5:45 PMColloidal Silver
6:00 PMThe Grubby Urchins
6:15 PM
6:30 PMFESTIVAL PARADEFESTIVAL PARADE
6:45 PM
7:00 PMOpening Ceremony - Welcome to Country
7:15 PMLate NovemberElena B Williams & StringBatphink
7:30 PMWelcome to the Homestead
(and rules of the venue!)Welcome to the Homestead
(and rules of the venue!)Welcome to the Homestead
(and rules of the venue!)
7:45 PMThe hot goss on climate change and renewable energy for Townsvillagers from Queensland’s first climate convict, Townsville renewable scientist and folk junkie Dr Bill Laing
8:00 PMAlabanza Circus
8:15 PMCigany Weaver
8:30 PMThe Wayward Franklins
8:45 PMThe Rosie Burgess TrioAustralian Bushies Palm Creek Sing Around
Sing, Play & Poem in the Round with visitors from far and wide.Australian Bushies Palm Creek Sing Around
Sing, Play & Poem in the Round with visitors from far and wide.
9:00 PM
9:15 PM
9:30 PMAstronaut Launch Party
9:45 PMBobby Alu
10:00 PM
10:15 PMZ-Star Trinity
10:30 PMRed Cat
10:45 PM
11:00 PM
11:15 PMJesse Morris & the Shakedown
11:30 PM
11:45 PMBullhorn
12:00 AM
12:15 AM
12:30 AM
12:45 AM
1:00 AM

 
Saturday 8 June            
Mountain StageJam Tin StageVillage GreenStompbox Stagethe Hivethe Honey Pot (12 years and over)Magic Garden (12 years and under)Frog HollowHomestead StageBlackboard StageThe Shed Workshop SpaceYarning Circle
8:00 AMYoga with Jasmine
8:15 AMMagic Garden Activities - 9am - 4pm Groovin Grotto/Tales from the Toadstool/Messy Play/Box Play/Fence Weaving/Recycled Rainbow Wall
8:30 AM
8:45 AM
9:00 AMAnna & JordanHats & Paper LanternsBilly Tea & Damper demo with Stephen Dymond-Ramplin
9:15 AM
9:30 AMDeclan KellySongwriting Competition 1
9:45 AM
10:00 AMMajelenBilly Tea & Damper demo with Stephen Dymond-RamplinWorkshop - Basic songwriting. Where do I start? With Stephen Maguire
10:15 AM
10:30 AMPoms PlusCajam Circus Performance
10:45 AMCajam Circus Workshop
11:00 AMDan BakerWands & Paper WeightsWorkshop - Slow Traditional Heritage Tunes Session 2 with Andy PatersonBlackboard Session 1The Rosie Burgess Trio
11:15 AM
11:30 AMRachel Laing
11:45 AMMartyr
12:00 PMThe Grubby UrchinsSaturday Afternoon Workshops @ The HoneypotKennedy & CoFestival Choir rehearsal
12:15 PMMad Hats
12:30 PMURAPUNBee MotelsWorkshop: Songwriting Masterclass with Z-Star Trinity


Workshop: Songwriting Masterclass with Z-Star Trinity


Workshop: Songwriting Masterclass with Z-Star Trinity


Workshop: Songwriting Masterclass with Z-Star Trinity


12:45 PMHardcore YogiBeeswax Wraps
1:00 PMWorkshop - Irish Traditional Dance Music Show and Tell - for both musicians and musicians to be with Michele Govan and Dave Mullen
1:15 PMMiriam Lieberman TrioCrochet Corner - bring along a projectTownsville’s weather: a talk-fest and love-in, brought to you by Queensland’s inaugural climate convict Dr Bill Laing
1:30 PMor come along and learn the basics.Crochet Bags, String Art, Ripped Paper Collage
1:45 PMD Henry FentonThe BraggartsBlackboard Session 2
2:00 PMHelp us create an artwork for FringeWorkshop - Percussive acoustic guitar playing with Majelen
2:15 PMElena B Williams & StringNomadica Tribal Belly Dance PerformanceEphemera. You can weave a circle
2:30 PMQueen VioletBelly Dance Workshopor decorate a giant bird cage.Peter Dymond Ramplin Perfomance Magic
2:45 PMDont wake the baby
3:00 PMWorkshop - Songs of Spirit (singing circle) with Miriam Lieberman
3:15 PMBobby AluArik
3:30 PM
3:45 PMCigany Weaver
4:00 PMElectric LoopAuslan Choir RehearsalsWorkshop - Practical introduction to the practice of mindfulness in daily life with Mindful Works
4:15 PMSongwriting Competition 2
4:30 PM
4:45 PMWattle N gum Bush Band4 DegreesWayne Chandler
5:00 PM
5:15 PM
5:30 PMHJ
5:45 PM
6:00 PM
6:15 PMWoodenbong
6:30 PM
6:45 PM
7:00 PMThe Rosie Burgess TrioLegends of Perhaps
7:15 PM33 1/3
7:30 PM
7:45 PMHeadlights
8:00 PMCelestial Circus
8:15 PMJo Davie
8:30 PMMarrow Lane
8:45 PMJesse Morris & the Shakedown
9:00 PM
9:15 PMLost Crowd
9:30 PM
9:45 PMFreaky Bizness
10:00 PM
10:15 PMBullhornHear Me Out
10:30 PM
10:45 PM
11:00 PM
11:15 PMGentle Persons Club
Gentle Persons Club
11:30 PM
11:45 PMZ-Star Trinity
12:00 AM
12:15 AM
12:30 AM
12:45 AM
1:00 AM

 
Sunday 9 June           
The Meadow
Mountain StageJam Tin StageStompbox Stagethe Hivethe Honey Pot (12 years and over)Magic Garden (12 years and under)Frog HollowHomestead StageBlackboard StageThe Shed Workshop SpacePaddock near Mountain Stage
8:00 AM





Yoga with JasmineDragonuke - Clarissa and Raaalph
8:15 AMMagic Garden Activities - 9am - 4pm Groovin Grotto/Tales from the Toadstool/Messy Play/Box Play/Fence Weaving/Recycled Rainbow Wall
8:30 AMPoets Breakfast MC
8:45 AM
9:00 AMCrystal Bowl Meditation & WorkshopPaper Weights & Musical InstrumentsFantastic Billy Tea & Damper with Stephen Dymond-Ramplin
Participatory & TastyFantastic Billy Tea & Damper with Stephen Dymond-Ramplin
Participatory & TastyFantastic Billy Tea & Damper with Stephen Dymond-Ramplin
Participatory & TastyFantastic Billy Tea & Damper with Stephen Dymond-Ramplin
Participatory & Tasty
Songwriting Competition 3
9:15 AMCeltic Strings
9:30 AM
9:45 AMLegends of Perhaps
10:00 AMAnna & JordanK-La
10:15 AMWorts & All Home Brew with Mark Both & Jeff Corfeild and all manner of Home Brewers
10:30 AMKamrynCircus WorkshopWorkshop - Healthy Vocal Technique with Jo Davie
10:45 AMUrapunWorkshop - Songwriting with Elena B Williams
11:00 AMSteve Williams
11:15 AMSophie Horn
11:30 AMWorkshop - Unlocking the esoteric secrets of the right hand for jazz and folk ukulele with The Grubby Urchins
11:45 AMAquapella World Music Choir
12:00 PMD Henry FentonCharlotteSunday Afternoon Workshops @ The Honeypot
12:15 PMMad HatsWorkshop - Slow Traditional Heritage Tunes Session 3 with Andy Paterson
Bring an instrument.Workshop - Slow Traditional Heritage Tunes Session 3 with Andy Paterson
Bring an instrument.Workshop - Slow Traditional Heritage Tunes Session 3 with Andy Paterson
Bring an instrument.
Blackboard Session 3
12:30 PMFionnBee MotelsSensory Bottles & PuppetsWorkshop - Sound Healing with crystal singing bowls with Rachel Laing
12:45 PMGentle Persons ClubBeeswax Wraps
1:00 PMMajelen
1:15 PMMatilda DuncanCrochet Corner - bring along a project
1:30 PMor come along and learn the basics.Afternoon Billy Tea & Damper with Stephen Dymond Ramplin and Sing-a-Long with Peter Dymond RamplinWorkshop - Circle dancing with Lettuce Dance
1:45 PMElena B Williams & String
2:00 PMThe Grubby UrchinsKCHelp us create an artwork for Fringe
2:15 PMEphemera. You can weave a circleSongwriting Competition 4
2:30 PMor decorate a giant bird cage.Festival choir rehearsal
2:45 PMThe Rosie Burgess TrioLauren Gregory
3:00 PMMiriam Lieberman TrioAuslan Choir Rehearsals
3:15 PM
3:30 PMKathy Cornwall
3:45 PMBullhorn
4:00 PMJo Davie
4:15 PMBonnie Zaghini
4:30 PM
4:45 PMFestival Awards / Festival Choir
5:00 PM
5:15 PMClosing Ceremony
5:30 PMJesse Morris & the Shakedown
5:45 PM
6:00 PM
6:15 PM
6:30 PM
6:45 PM
7:00 PM
7:15 PM
7:30 PM
7:45 PM
8:00 PM
8:15 PM
8:30 PM
8:45 PM
9:00 PM
9:15 PM
9:30 PM
9:45 PM
10:00 PM
10:15 PM
10:30 PM
10:45 PM

Declan Kelly

Set Times Friday ~ 3:30pm ~ Mountain Stage Saturday ~ 9:30am ~ Jam Tin Join one of Australia’s most accomplished musicians at Palm Creek this year! Declan Kelly was born in Sydney, Australia to an Irish father and Maori mother. Having two strong ancestral ties made it no wonder that creativity and music was running through his […]

Jo Davie

Set Times Saturday ~ 8:30pm ~ Jam Tin Sunday ~ 4pm ~ Jam Tin Graduating from the Queensland Conservatorium in 2017, with First Class Honours and the University Medal, Brisbane vocalist Jo Davie has burst onto the scene as runner-up for this year’s Folk Alliance Young Artist of the Year. Jo explores the boundaries of […]

Mindful Works

Times Friday ~ 2pm ~ The Shed Saturday ~ 4pm ~ The Shed Sharn Rocco (PhD) is a meditation and mindfulness practitioner, teacher, researcher and teacher educator. Twice scholar-in-residence for the Garrison Institute NY, Sharn has published research and magazine articles on the practice and effects of meditation and mindfulness for specific populations. Sharn has […]

Aquapella

Set Times Sunday ~ 11:45am ~ Mountain Stage Aquapella is a 60 member choir from Townsville specializing in world music with a highly entertaining repertoire that truly spans the globe. The multi-award winning choir has been singing at major festivals in Australia and released it’s third CD “Time Out” at the end of 2014. In […]

Z-Star Trinity

Set Times Friday ~ 10:15pm ~ Mountain Stage Saturday ~ 11:45pm ~ Mountain Stage Expect deep evocative vocals, powerful pounding rhythms, memorising musicality…and plenty of wild whiskey swiggin’ rock n roll shenanigans!! After taking the Australian blues scene by storm in 2018 with 100 live shows, UK frontwoman Zee Gachette returns with her power trio, […]

Freaky Bizness

Set Times Tbc Saturday ~ 9:45pm ~ Jam Tin Freaky Bizness is a nine piece collective featuring sexy horns, relentless guitar, pulsating rhythms, harmonic vocals and soaring melodies. The band has played to delighted dancing crowds at parties and venues in Townsville.

Deep Sea Creature

Set Times Thursday ~ 9:15pm ~ Jam Tin Friday ~ 1pm ~ Jam Tin Deep Sea Creature are Townville’s premier performers of the songs and music of Tony Squires! Etheric, atmospheric soundtrack rock is just the beginning.

Dan Baker

Set Times Friday ~ 1:30pm ~ Mountain Stage Saturday ~ 11am ~ Mountain Stage In the pursuit of authenticity, Dan Baker writes music designed to provoke audience extrapolation. At times following the well-worn paths of the folk tradition, he also moves away from narrative prose into poetic stylings designed not to be interpreted linearly, but […]

Cigany Weaver

Set Times Friday ~ 8:15pm ~ Jam Tin Saturday ~ 3:45pm ~ Jam Tin Brisbane Gypsy-Jazz Band Formed out of a love for the legendary partnership between Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grapelli, Cigány Weaver is one of Australia’s most exciting gypsy-jazz ensembles, with a dedicated and passionate following around the country. Their sound is reminiscent […]

Woodenbong Fire Tribe

Set Times Saturday ~ 6:15pm ~ Frog Hollow Woodenbong Fire Tribe Returns… “COME AND JOIN US… FOR A BIT OF STRANGE FUN !! WE’LL BE WAITING FOR YOU PAST THE SETTING OF SUN, AND GUESS WHO YOU’LL MEET UNDER THE HAT ? TWO FISH, TWO THINGS OR MAYBE A CAT !! WITH BRAINS IN YA […]

Block Of Flats

Set Times Friday ~ 12:30pm ~ Mountain Stage The BOF came together in late 2002, with a common interest in keeping music loud and proud. The current line up of members formed up in 2014, after the retirement of our previous singer who was responsible for dragging us out of the garage and on the […]

Bullhorn

Set Times Friday ~ 11:45pm ~ Mountain Stage Saturday ~ 10:15pm ~ Mountain Stage Sunday ~ 3:45pm ~ Mountain Stage There’s an old saying, popularised by The Breakfast Club: “you mess with the bull, you get the horns”. What does it mean? Not much really. Mostly that if you do something dangerous, you might get […]

Rachel Laing

Set Times Friday ~ 12pm ~ Jam Tin Saturday ~ 11:30am ~ Jam Tin Rachel Laing has been performing solo on the Sydney scene since 2007 in pubs, clubs, restaurants, weddings and private functions. She is a gifted vocalist with music in her veins inherited from her musician father Geoffrey M. Laing. Rachel has released […]

Majelen

Set Times Friday ~ 4pm ~ Jam Tin Saturday ~ 10am ~ Mountain Stage Sunday ~ 1pm ~ Jam Tin Brisbane based guitarist and singer, Majelen, is fast becoming one of Qld’s premier and ground-breaking artists in the indie/folk music scene. With a unique percussive guitar style featuring rhythms inspired from years of backpacking with […]

Tuck Shop Ladies

Set Times Sunday ~ 12pm ~ Jam Tin The triceps ain’t what they used to be but the funny bone has only gotten sharper… The Tuck Shop Ladies are an amalgamation of Australian folk music royalty, featuring Sam Lohs (Fruit) and Rosie Burgess (Rosie Burgess Trio). Strapping on a pair of ukuleles, the duo pull […]

Bobby Alu

Set Times Friday ~ 9:45pm ~ Jam Tin Saturday ~ 3:15pm ~ Mountain Stage MOVE. AND BE MOVED. FIND YOUR FLOW AND GO ABOUT EACH DAY TO THE RHYTHM OF YOUR OWN MAKING. That’s the theme of 2018 for Byron Bay singer, ukulele strummer and drummer Bobby Alu. It’s been a long-time personal and musical […]

Jesse Morris & the Shakedown

The Shakedown by Jesse Morris Band Set Times Friday ~ 11:15pm ~ Jam Tin Saturday ~ 8:45pm ~ Mountain Stage Sunday ~ 5:30pm ~ Mountain Stage Soul, roots & reggae troubadours based in the Northern Rivers Bundjalung region of the Byron Bay hinterland. A well oiled touring machine featuring the killer rhythm section of TK […]

Celestial Circus

Set Times Saturday ~ 8pm ~ Village Green Day ~ time ~ Stage Celestial circus presents a collaboration between a variety of Townsville artists and circus performers. Atop our 7 foot aerial rig sits a giant UFO, prepared to take our audience to another galaxy. Watch as our performers hang from the UFO and perform […]

Gentle Persons Club

Set Times Friday ~ 5:30pm ~ Mountain Stage Saturday ~ 11:15pm ~ Jam Tin Sunday ~ 12:45pm ~ Mountain Stage “Gentle Persons Club create an upliftingly magnetic sound that’s drenched in pure acoustic harmony. If there’s anyone I’d ever want to sit around a campfire with it’s definitely Gentle Persons Club” Gentle Persons Club explore […]

33 1/3

Set Times Saturday ~ 7:15pm ~ Mountain Stage Pumping the crowd at Neurem Creek Folk Festival 2018, Townsville Cultural Festival 2018 , Wintermoon Folk Festival 2018, Palm Creek Folk Cestival 2018, Tablelands Folk Festival 2017, Molly Malones St Patrick’s Day 2006-2018 Regional winners ABCTV Exhumed Band Competition 2012

Elena B Williams

Set Times Friday ~ 7:15pm ~ Jam Tin Saturday ~ 2:15pm ~ Mountain Stage Sunday ~ 1:45pm ~ Mountain Stage Elena’s music is a unique blend of soul, folk, jazz, blues and alternative but really a sound all of her own. With a powerful voice that hits you in the heart and honest lyrics that […]

Fools Gold

Set Times Thursday 6 June ~ 6:15pm ~ Jam Tin A dynamic trio of acoustic guitar, bass and drums with enigmatic stage presence and featuring delightful harmonies, meaningful lyrics and catchy melodies, Fools Gold have stumbled across a winning combination. This accidental ensemble began as casual jam but quickly became a smooth easy collaboration, with […]

Miriam Lieberman Trio

Full Circle by Miriam Lieberman Set Times Friday ~ 4:30pm ~ Mountain Stage Saturday ~ 1:15pm ~ Mountain Stage Sunday ~ 3pm ~ Jam Tin This is a singer songwriter who knows how to tell a story. With her soulful vocals, kora (21 string African harp) and percussive styled guitar, her music is both lyrical […]

Don Jarmey

Set Times Thursday ~ 8:15pm ~ Jam Tin Friday ~ 2pm ~ Jam Tin Don Jarmey… Folk session specialist, inveterate troubadour and Palm Creek addict returns…

The Rosie Burgess Trio

Set Times Friday ~ 8:45pm ~ Mountain Stage Saturday ~ 7pm ~ Jam Tin Sunday ~ 2:45pm ~ Mountain Stage Sliding from folk to blues to gypsy-roots and back, Burgess crosses more genres than state borders, giving off “more energy than an illegally sparked firecracker” Running a grassroots independent record label, touring nationally, recording a […]

4 Degrees

Set Times Thursday ~ 10:15pm ~ Jam Tin Saturday ~ 4:45pm ~ Jam Tin 4 Degrees return to Palm Creek after mystifying sellout crowds on their recent “Imaginary” tour. While concert goers and critics alike, have long debated the admitted musical genius invention, the band shamelessly continues to evolve the definition of such meaning.

Legends Of Perhaps

Legends of Perhaps by Legends of Perhaps Set Times Saturday ~ 7pm ~ Stompbox a melodic infusion of powerful lyrics intertwined with harmonious guitar, soaring saxophone, vibrant ukulele, celestial synth, soulful piano and eclectic beats, combined in an energetic and profound sound portraying original, deep and meaningful songs about life experiences.

The Grubby Urchins

Set Times Friday ~ 6pm ~ Jam Tin Saturday ~ 12pm ~ Mountain Stage On the nebulous intersection of trad jazz, sea shanty and good ol’ fashioned folk sit The Grubby Urchins, a duo of happy-go-lucky young Melburnians with dirty feet, useless degrees and a penchant for the eclecticly bizarre. Armed with heady harmonies and […]

Anna & Jordan

Set Times Friday ~ 5pm ~ Jam Tin Saturday ~ 9am!? ~ Mountain Stage Sunday ~ 10am ~ Jam Tin Anna & Jordan are an indie/folk/pop duo based on the Sunshine Coast, QLD, Australia. Their music has been described as the “epitome of original folk” taking inspiration from the history of traditional folk music and […]

Late November

Set Times Thursday ~ 11:15pm ~ Jam Tin Friday ~ 7:15pm ~ Mountain Stage A 6 piece rock band based in Townsville Interests include: – Cheeky gigs – Long walks on the beach – Staring longingly into Aden’s eyes – A good time