Festival Tickets On Sale + News for March 2019

Greetings Lovelies!!

Early Bird tickets to Palm Creek Folk Festival have now concluded and our regular ticket pricing has begun. Scroll down to see all the prices. Remember this year we are offering 1 and 2 night tickets as well as full season (weekend) tickets. All tickets include camping fees.

Along with a host of amazing artists joining us at this years festival will also be...

The Rosie Burgess Trio, Miriam Lieberman Trio
Elena B. Williams & String

As well as local acts
Late November, 33 1/3 & Urupan
check em out!

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Folk Club This Week!

This Thursday night at the Folk Club our feature act is Fools Gold (9pm) supported by Deep sea creature (8:30pm) with open mic before and after.

Folk Club is held every second Thursday at the Bellevue Hotel, 17 Allen St, South Townsville. Performers of all abilities are welcome and we aim to provide a welcoming and supportive environment.

So come along, put your name on the black board and show us your style! Alternatively, If you’d like to arrange to play beforehand, email us at Folk Club is held every second Thursday at the Bellevue Hotel, 17 Allen St, South Townsville.

8-Ball Aitken

Plays the Bellevue hotel this Saturday 2nd of March.
Australian slide-guitarist and songwriter 8 Ball Aitken has spent more than a decade on the road playing 200+ shows each year worldwide. He tours either with his band, or as a one-man-show. 8 Ball's 2018 album release SWAMP BLUES hit #2 on the Australian Blues charts and single HIGH WATER hit #1 on the Australian AMRAP Radio Charts.

Community festivals like ours couldn't survive without volunteers, so If you'd like to help out,
head to volunteer Applications or just go to
for links and other info.

Remember this years theme is Crazy Hats, There will be best hat awards and judges will be circulating throughout the festival, winners will be announced on the Saturday night.

Season Tickets (weekend with Camping)

Ticket Type Online Gate
Adult 18+      $170         $190
Family (2A+ up to 3 k)        $380          $420
Single Fam (1A+ 3k)      $210         $230
Adult + Youth (16-17) *cond apply       $250         $270
Extra Child  (7-14)        $15          $20
Extra Youth  (15-17)        $30          $40
  • Kids 6 and under still free   
  • If you want to stay 3 nights you will need to purchase full weekend ticket
  • * Only weekend ticket holders will be allowed through the gate on Thursday to set up camp sites. Festival camping grounds do not officially open until the gate opens 10am Thursday 6th June. Extra camping fees will apply if you plan to arrive before this time.

Two night Festival & Camping pass-  Fri & Sat night ONLY- Entry from 8am Friday 7th June until close of Festival Sunday 9th June.

Ticket Type               Online         Gate
Adult 18+                $130           $150
Family (2A+ up to 3k)                $280            $310
Single Fam (1A+ up to 3k)                $150           $180
Adult+ Youth (16-17)* cond.                $170            $200
Extra Child (only with Fam ticket)                 $5              $10
Extra Youth (only with Fam Ticket)                $15              $20

One night Festival & Camping Pass – Friday or Saturday ONLY- Must purchase specific day online – Entry from 8am til Midday the following day

Ticket type           Online             Gate
Adult                $ 90             $ 100
Family                $190              $210
Single Fam                $100               $110
Adult+ Youth *cond. apply                $120               $130
Extra child                   $5
Extra youth                  $10
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Volunteer Applications Are Open!!

Have you got your early bird ticket??

Remember there's only one week left!
Early bird tickets finish 26th feb.
All other tickets are on sale from the 27th February
For the first time ever we are selling 2 night camping tickets.
See all the prices below

In other news, stall applications are now closed

BUT volunteer Applications are now open...

Remember this years theme is Crazy Hats, There will be best hat awards and judges will be circulating throughout the festival, winners will be announced on the Saturday night.

The Palm Creek Festival is a joyous annual event that offers diverse, family friendly entertainment, showcasing a wide variety of music genres under a World Folk umbrella. The festival programme commences on a Thursday evening and continues for the following three days. We have 6 performance venues varying in size and atmosphere, a children's mini-festival, youth stage, an arts venue, a traditional folk “homestead”, poet's breakfast and a variety of workshop experiences. The entire festival is set in a beautiful rural environment great for camping.

2019 Festival headliners and Early bird tickets

Greetings and Happy New Year!

Planning for this years festival continues to progress and at this time are super stoked to announce that

Bullhorn , Bobby Alu and Z-Star Trinity

will be gracing our stages!!  plus a host of other magnificent artists still to be announced.

Early bird tickets will go on Sale Australia Day Saturday 26th January and will be available for one month
via our website and on

Early bird prices only apply to Full Weekend tickets.

Losing the Queen’s Birthday long weekend has brought a few changes to our festival. We have brought our Thursday night @ Folk Club, kicking off the festival with an exclusive locals set in the Jam Tin.

The introduction of the Yarning Circle with local Elders from the Bindal country last year was really special, and we look forward to them joining us again this year! Along with our regular 5 stages, kids fest, workshops, Woodenbong fire show, health & well-being, markets and food stalls, there’s more for everyone at Palm Creek Folk Festival. We also continue to improve our facilities to give you a great festival experience.

We put a ‘change of date’ to public opinion and the decision has been made....

WE ARE GOING TO REMAIN ON THE SAME WEEKEND, the second weekend of June. However, to make up for the loss of the long weekend, we are restructuring our ticketing to accommodate for those who can’t be there all weekend by introducing 1 and 2 night only camping tickets. Day tickets will still available, and last years, ‘sus out Sunday $30 day ticket’ worked a treat, so we’ll do it again this year. Terms & Conditions will apply.

Every year we aim for it to be “the best palm creek yet!” and next year already looks to be shaping up nicely with Z-Star Trinity, Bullhorn and Bobby Alu plus a host of other magnificent artists Still to be announced. So get ya festival themed ‘Crazy hats’ on & come boogie with us!
We are always after wonderful, reliable, willing & able volunteers! So if you think you can’t afford to come, consider trading 8-10 hours for a full weekend pass.


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 hurt. One dangerous thing you could do would be to miss the crazy, brass based, MC led explosion that is BULLHORN. Formed in 2011, these party animals combine virtuosic musicianship, crazy arrangements, catchy grooves and upbeat rhythms to whip the audience into a veritable frenzy. As adept at creating original tunes as they are at reimagining the likes of Bonobo and Easy Star All Stars, this nine piece behemoth is hell-bent on good times.

Their presence is formidable; armed with trumpets, trombones, saxophones, drums, the mighty sousaphone and the massive presence of Roman MC. As BULLHORN starts to play audiences will experience intoxicating grooves and huge rumbling sounds around them as they descend into a world of rich sonic textures created live, acoustic and real.



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 mission for the tropical ambassador, too.

Amidst smooth harmonies, rhythms inspired by a strong family lineage of Polynesian performance, and unassuming grooves that work a gradual, smile- inducing high through even a casual listener, Bobby Alu tunes have a way of sneaking into the subconscious and taking up residence. Every now and then, one will pop up as a toe-tapping reminder to take it slow, enjoy the ride. It’s the curator of calm’s way – deliver island-time vibes with gentle optimism rather than forceful instruction, and encourage the type of reflection best achieved in a hammock. Though it’s not all palm trees and daydreams – there’s a robust energy in Alu’s mastery of traditional Samoan log drums, and a vitality to his songwriting that nods to world, roots and pop intelligence.


After taking the Australian blues scene by storm in 2018 with 100 live shows, UK frontwoman Zee Gachette returns with her power trio, Z-STAR TRINITY, featuring Beck Flatt (Blues Arcadia) on drums. Setting stages alight with their high-octane blues and raw rock passion, the trio were touted as the highlight of many a festival last winter.

Expect deep evocative vocals, powerful pounding rhythms, memorising musicality…and plenty of wild whiskey swiggin’ rock n roll shenanigans!!

“Z-Star Trinity thunder into action with power and force...I could feel the beat through the floorboards, lifting me up out of my seat and onto the dance floor.” - Australian Stage

"Gachette carries a near-mythic reputation in the live game." - The Music

“A show to remember.” - The Courier

2018 Townsville Folk Club AGM

Townsville Folk and acoustic music club will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Sunday 2nd December

4pm – 4 Harding Ave Mundingburra

Nominations will be accepted prior and on the day for the committee.

Folk Club • Thursday 8 November

That’s right it’s Folk Club this Thursday 8 November at the Bellevue Hotel.

This weeks featured artists are :

Late November!

supported by the excellent Tara from Estonia and
the awesome Laura from next Door

open blackboard following

Music kicks off at around 7pm and meals are available from 6.

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