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THE MOONSETS ~ Thursday 26 September

We're very pleased to announce Psychedelic Harp, Bass & Drums trio The Moonsets are swingin by the Townsville Folk Club Thursday 26 September for a one-off show in between playing Mitchell Ck Rock n Blues and Wallaby Ck Festivals.

The Sunshine Coast based trio are launching their new self-produced EP which they recorded and mixed on 100% solar power; and they're just itchin to share it with you.

Having played some of their first shows at the Townsville Folk Club and Palm Creek Festival as the Flumes; The Moonsets are over the moon to be bringing it home. Palm Creek Festival goers will be no strangers to The Moonsets luscious, eclectic, psychedelic and funky live show; but if you haven't seen them live...now is the time.

Join them and a cavalcade of amazing local musicians in the casual surrounds of the Bellevue's Beer Garden, catch up with friends, have a feed, a brew or two and soak up some real live music.

$10 at the door OR $10 + booking fee pre-sale via Oztix.

All pre-sale tickets get a fresh copy of the CD at the door.

Doors: 7pm | Local Artists

8:30pm | The Moonsets

9:30pm – Close | Local Artists

For anyone who hasn't seen them...

Folk funksters The Moonsets (formerly The Flumes) combine Electric Harp, Bass, drums and soulful vocals to create an eclectic blend of psychedelic folk laced with soul, funk, world, blues and a splash of subtropical groove. It's difficult to pin these musical adventurers down to one genre so be prepared to have any preconceptions blown in the best possible way.

The Moonsets independently produce and record on 100% solar power in their old wooden shack on the northern edges of the Sunshine Coast.

themoonsets.com/

Here's what people are saying about the new EP...

"There is nothing cooler than an electric harp! The chilled vibes it creates and the pull and flow of the music are so enchanting". ~ Nkechi Anele Triple J

"Had no idea that an electric harp could have such a great, groovy, psychedelic and luscious rock sound, one that fits perfectly with the rest of the (fantastic) band and with some soulfully mesmerizing female vocals. Every song here shines in its own unique way, like pearls scattered in the sultry underbrush of a thick, tropical forest". Favorite track: Firefly. ~ muschiosauro

"The Moonsets play what you’d imagine in your head having known they’re from the ‘Sunshine Coast’ of Australia. Elements of psychedelic rock hazed with soulful and bluesy vocals and holding a pretty damn catchy island beat throughout. All in all this is a hot find and one I’ll be waiting for the rest of you to join the party soon". ~ Bucky

Wow!

Just Wow!

Thanks for an amazing festival you wonderful Palm Creek folk.

Photos coming soon...

Hello Friends!

We are only two and a bit months away from the festival. How exciting! Are you making your Crazy Hats????

We are locking in our stall holders and food vendors so look out for your favourites and few new ones.

Tickets are selling well, buy now so you don't miss out!! Overnight camping tickets are now available if you can’t make the whole festival.
Scroll down or go to our Website for tickets & prices.

Can't afford to go? Then consider volunteering. It’s a great way to get to know new people and meet the festival team. You have to be 18 and over and all we ask is for 8 hours (usually 2 x 4 hr shift) in exchange for a weekend ticket! How good is that! Come get involved and walk around the festival, knowing you've helped create an awesome week-end!
Please note, those who've already applied, if you haven't already heard from us you will shortly

OR

Come along to Folk Club at the Bellevue Hotel every fortnight until the festival for your chance to win a double pass! If we have a big crowd, we might even give away 2 double passes!!

This Thursday, the 28th of March, is a blues themed evening with this weeks feature act, Old Salty, taking the stage around 8:30 - 9, depending on when they slide out of the swamp.. 😉

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 info@palmcreek.com.au Folk Club is held every second Thursday at the Bellevue Hotel, 17 Allen St, South Townsville.

Scroll down for more info on this weeks folk club

Palm Creek Folk Festival is proud to be a family friendly festival. Over the last ten years we have grown our Kids Festival to include not only the Stomp Box Youth Stage but also Cajam Circus who run great workshops and performances for young people. We also have a Kids Parade so the children can show off their themed creations.

We have five stages that offer a variety of music and performances. The Mountain Stage is the main stage that feature bands and also hosts the Vertigals Aerial Silk shows.

The Jam Tin is a nice intimate stage that always packs out the crowds and has become a bit of a favourite of the festival.

The Blackboard Stage is a great place to play your tunes and maybe get together with some muso mates and have a jam. The Songwriting competition is held at this stage so if you want to get writing then this is the place to play your new songs to the judges.

The Homestead is where you will find one of our Festival legends Peter Dymond Ramplin playing his banjo, telling some tales, reciting bush poetry or giving you lessons on how to swing a billy and make damper.

Once again we will delight our audiences with the amazing Woodenbong Fire Show. This years show will be Dr Seuss themed and I’m told that it will be spectacular! Woodenbong Fire Tribe have been delighting our festival audiences for decades. They are pretty much part of the furniture and it wouldn’t be a festival without them.

We offer a multitude of workshops to keep you busy in between bands. They start early in the morning and go all day. Yoga, laughing circles, damper making, circus music and songwriting are just a few of the workshops we have on offer.

Decorating for the festival has commenced, & inline with this years’ theme we’re making some Crazy Hat lanterns.
Two workshops later, and we have the beginnings of a new lantern, & I can’t wait to paint & embellish it!

The Festival Decorating team are still looking for volunteers, especially those who are available to work the Monday & Tuesday of festival week (3rd & 4th of June). If you are able to work off ladders, use zip ties & gaffa tape we’d love to hear from you! decorations@palmcreek.com.au

Buy Palm Creek Tickets Now!

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 palmcreek.com.au
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.

Folk Club This Week!
This Thursday night at the Folk Club our feature act is Crocodile Tears (9pm) 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 info@palmcreek.com.au Folk Club is held every second Thursday at the Bellevue Hotel, 17 Allen St, South Townsville.

We are excited to announce next Folkclub on the 11th of April our feature act will be Benji and the Salt water Sound System ! More info to come on that next week but in the meantime check em out -

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
and
Elena B. Williams & String

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

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 info@palmcreek.com.au 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 palmcreek.com.au
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.
ON SALE FROM 27TH FEBRUARY

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
ON SALE FROM 27TH FEBRUARY

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

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 trybooking.com

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.