"Change is the only constant..."
[Heraclitus of Ephesus's mum probably]
We've moved once before in our 30 year history and what we discovered is...
A festival is made of people.
Palm Creek's 2021 Festival (which means all of us) is moving to our new site at Foots Hill Station.
HOW TO 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!
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!!!!
Take the A6, for about 60kms, first left after Dead Man's Gully Bridge onto Dingo Park Road for 3kms, turn right on Webb Road all the way to the end. See you there!
Friday 2 October 2020 at 12:00pm to Monday 5 October 2020 10:00am
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.
(Stalls & Volunteer Applications Open January 2020)
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.
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