Townsville Folk & Acoustic Music Club proudly present the Inaugural Blues and Roots Festival over the Queens birthday long-weekend. This three night camping experience at a brand new site, will be a strictly 18+ event with no more than 350 patrons so plenty of room for COVID safe socialising! BYO CHAIRS!!!!

12pm Friday 2 October 2020 to 10:00am Monday 5 October 2020

GET THERE...

Head towards Charters towers on Flinders Hwy/A6 - about 43 km ~ Turn left onto Dingo Park Rd. - 10 km ~ Turn right onto Webb Rd and continue on all the way to the end to Footshill station gate - 8.8 km ~ Thats it!

See you there!

FOOTS HILL BLUES & ROOTS 2020 ~ PROGRAMME

Friday 
12:00GATES OPEN
6:30 - 9:00OLD SALTY'S OPEN MIC
9:00 - 9:30AERIAL ILLUSION
9:45 - 11:00MORE OLD SALTY'S OPEN MIC
Saturday 
10:00 - 10:45KC
11:00- 12:00TRASH MEOW
12:15 - 1:15CAY CROW
1:30 - 2:30BOF
2:45 - 3:45DAN BAKER & THE BOOKMAKERS
4:00 - 5:00TENDERMEN
5:15 - 6:15JC & THE TREE
6:30 - 7:30JEREMIAH JOHNSON
7:45 - 8:45THE NAKED FLAMES
9:00 - 10:00TIM GRIFFIN
10:15 - 11:15THE HILLBILLY GOATS
11:30 - 12:30NORTHERN BLUES COLLECTIVE
Sunday 
10:00 - 10:45JEREMIAH JOHNSON
11:00- 12:00MERAKI
12:15 - 1:15THE OLD BOYS
1:30 - 2:30THE HILLBILLY GOATS
2:45 - 3:45FOOLS GOLD
4:00 - 5:00THE NAKED FLAMES
5:15 - 6:15LENI
6:30 - 7:30VON LUCAS & SMITH
7:45 - 8:45PAULY P
9:00 - 10:00MARK HILLMAN
10:15 - 11:15LADY VALIANT
11:30 - 12:30CATFISH BLUES BAND

FOOTS HILL BLUES & ROOTS 2020 ~ ARTISTS

Aerial Illusion

Set Times 9:00 – 10:00pm ~ Friday 2 October “Aerial Illusion” is an aerial acrobatic team that combines aerial silks, trapeze and Lyra with the spectacular visual impact of an artistic interactive installation sets, lighting and costumes to create a visually spectacular performance experience.

BOF

Set Times 1:30 – 2:30pm ~ Saturday 3 October 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 […]

Catfish Blues Band

Set Times 11:30 – 12:30pm ~ Sunday 4 October Real, Original, Old School, Punk, Backyard BLUEZ…The way it should be played The Vagabond, Poet, Trouble maker, Jester, I am all these things and more…

Cay Crow

· Set Times 12:15 – 1:15pm ~ Saturday 3 October Doing the things that really matter… A mixture of some good lyrics, beautiful vocals sung with emotion. Songs written from the heart for the heart. Oh, and some with attitude.

Dan Baker & the Bookmakers

Set Times 2:45 – 3:45pm ~ Saturday 3 October With an emphasis on strong lyrical foundations, Dan Baker and his band The Bookmakers weave intricate finger style folk harmonies around thoughtful and powerfully delivered melodies. Dynamic manipulation and vivid imagery persuade audiences to follow the singer through difficult subjects, while honest vocal tones maintain reassurance […]

Fools Gold

Set Times 2:45 – 3:45pm ~ Sunday 4 October FOOLS GOLD are an Original Four Piece Band from Far North Queensland. Singer/songwriters Stephen Maguire (rhythm) and Heather Armstrong (bass) began collaborating 5yrs ago as a duo, but the foolishness has grown with the addition of Corby Green (lead guitar) and Paula Swanson (drums). The eclectic […]

JC & the Tree

Set Times 5:15 – 6:15pm ~ Saturday 3 October Acoustic duo blends the lyrical-focused vocals of lead singer Jesse Tree with heart wrenching soulful tones of Jacinta Simons on the violin. With touches of her piano accompaniment they have combined Jesse’s life long passion of songwriting and guitar with Jacinta’s long history of collaborations and […]

Jeremiah Johnson

Set Times 6:30 – 7:30pm ~ Saturday 3 October 10:00 – 10:45am ~ Sunday 4 October “EXEMPLARY GUITAR WORK ON FINGERPICK, STRUM AND SLIDE. COUPLED WITH MELLIFLUOUS SINGING.” RHYTHMS MAGAZINE “AN ADROIT BLEND OF SLIDE GUITAR AND VOCAL VERSATILITY” RHYTHMS MAGAZINE (2017) “AUTHENTIC, REFRESHING AND REMINISCENT OF THE LATE COLIN MINUS” CARA ROBINSON (HAT FITS […]

Kara Enigma

Set Times 7:30 – 7:45pm ~ Saturday 3 October Foots Hill presents aerial acrobatics specialist and circus freak Kara Enigma. look Up.

KC

Set Times 10:00 – 10:45am ~ Saturday 3 October Talented singer songwriter Casey Clemments fronts KC & the Moonlight Band KC’s foray into her music career started as a bass playing, Nirvana loving teen. Her curious nature saw the introduction of more strings, progressing to guitar. Like her female influences, Janis Joplin & Suzi Quatro, […]

Lady Valiant

Set Times 10:15 – 11:15pm ~ Sunday 4 October Formed in the USA, but based in the Far North of Australia, Lady Valiant are a folk, blues and roots duo with a sound to remember. Blending both Folk and Blues, Port Douglas based duo Lady Valiant are bringing original new creations and ideas to the […]

Leni Peirano

Set Times 5:15 – 6:15pm ~ Sunday 4 October Leni Peirano is a singersongwriter who fuses an eclectic mixture or Australian and Latin American folk traditions through rhythmic classical guitar and intimate lyricism and storytelling. Having spent her life traversing her dual homes of Australia and Uruguay, Leni has absorbed disparate musical flavours to produce […]

Mark Hillman

Set Times 9:00 – 10:00pm ~ Sunday 4 October Fusing elements of blues, roots, rock, alternative, folk and classical; as a solo artist Mark has developed a distinctive sound. Combining his unique vocal tones, ranging from smooth and soulful to rockin’ wails, with driving rhythms, intricate melodies and dynamic percussion from his guitar and the […]

Meraki

Set Times 11:00am – 12:00pm ~ Sunday 4 October An Ambient post rock outfit hailing from Townsville, North Queensland. With influences from Explosions in the sky, Sigur Ros & Julien Baker they aim to create atmospheric soundscapes focusing on dynamics & soaring melodies.

Northern Blues Collective

Set Times 11:30 – 12:30pm ~ Saturday 3 October Rockin Blues from Juhl Atkinson and the Northern Blues Collective.

Old Salty’s Open Mic

Set Times 6:30pm ~ Friday 2 October Old Salty hosts the inaugural Foots Hill Friday Night Open Mic Session. Old Salty ~ Real, Original, Old School, Punk, Backyard BLUEZ The way it should be played The Vagabond, Poet, Trouble maker, Jester, I am all these things and more…

Pauly P

Set Times 7:45 – 8:45pm ~ Sunday 4 October Imagine blurring the lines between Reggae, Dub, Funk, Rock and Hip Hop! One man Army looping wizard Pauly P is setting the world on fire with his signature blend of live looping.

Tendermen

Set Times 4:00 – 5:00pm ~ Saturday 3 October Tendermen have a mission to put the Roll back into Rock ‘n’ Roll. Writing all new original material, Tendermen’s songs tip their hats to the great songwriters, snake charmers and vagabonds that have preceded them.

The Hillbilly Goats

Set Times 10:15 – 11:15pm ~ Saturday 3 October 1:30 – 2:30pm ~ Sunday 4 October The Hillbilly Goats exhibit genuine passion and no lack of expertise or energy in their mission to present a taste of old-time Appalachian folk to Australian audiences Driving fiddle and plonking banjo in tandem provide more conventional impetus. Elsewhere, […]

The Naked Flames

Set Times 7:45 – 8:45pm ~ Saturday 3 October 4 – 5pm ~ Sunday 4 October The Naked Flames are a dynamic duo continuing the rich tradition of women playing authentic blues&roots – a smokin’ combination!

The Old Boys

Set Times 12:15 – 1:15pm ~ Sunday 4 October The Old Boys: They’ve done a lot of living, but they’re still young at heart, and play their music with passion. The Old Boys deliver thoughtful lyrics and catchy melodies with a bluesy, rock feel. They started with cover versions, with their own crusty spin, but […]

Tim Griffin

Set Times 9:00 – 10:00pm ~ Saturday 3 October Tim Griffin is an award winning Blues and Roots artist based in North Queensland, Australia.

Trash Meow

Set Times 11:00 – 12:00 ~ Saturday 3 October Driven along by a conversation between emotive vocals and moody lead, Trash Meow is disrupted by funky bass lines and strong drums. A Townsville/Burdekin outfit inspired by grunge, progressive rock and Australian songwriting. Songs to feel.

Von Lucas & Smith

Set Times 6:30 – 7:30pm ~ Sunday 4 October 2 Townsville seasoned musicians playing well known songs (and the occasional original) with their own unique flavour that sets them apart.

Dearest Palm Creekers,

In light of the current pandemic facing the world, we have had to make the incredibly hard decision to cancel this years Palm Creek Folk Festival 11-14 June 2020. The foreseeable future is uncertain at this point in time, and as we have such a variation in the people who attend our festival, we have decided to put the public's health and safety first. We want to thank you for supporting our festival, and hope that you continue to support us into the future.

As our festival is a not-for-profit community event, we are asking for your help. For those who have already bought early bird tickets, we are prepared to validate your tickets for next years event at the current price you have paid. We're asking if you could hold your tickets until next years event to ensure we can host it.

Next year is our 30th anniversary and we are anticipating it will be our best festival yet! We are already getting busy organising a special line up of artists.

If for any reason between now and June next year, you know you are unable to attend, we will refund your ticket. For those who have contributed in time or a financial donation, again, we thank you for your support.

Take care of each other.

Lots of love from all of us here at The Palm Creek Folk Festival.

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