BURKE & WILLS FESTIVAL
2015

March 6th to 9th

Friday evening to late Monday night.

performers include ....
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MARTYN WYNDHAM-READ(UK), BRODERICK SMITH & RICHARD TANKARD, SAOIRSE, MARTIN PEARSON, THOMAS HUGH & SHANNON BOURNE, JAN WOSITZKY , MICHAEL WAUGH TRIO, SCOTT COOK (Canada),
DINGOES BREAKFAST, DAVE O'NEILL, KEN NICOL (UK), ANDREW LOCKWOOD & YNDIGO, PETER ANDERSON ....and more ...including on Monday afternoon /evening ....
GREG CHAMPION
CHRIS WHILE & JULIE MATTHEWS (UK)
and EDWINA HAYES (UK)

(subject to change)

Monday is always a big day, as several friends and guest artists usually come to spend the evening with us on their way home and join in our grand finale concert.


To view the 2015 programme CLICK HERE

Tickets prices for 2015 :
(bookings essential but no prepayment required)
Weekend $120 for adults
... payment not needed with booking)
14 to 18 years half adult price
Free for children under 14
Free camping
Day tickets $45 for adults and free for children under 14.

BOOKINGS: ph (03) 5425 5400 or email wineandmusic@bigpond.com

Probably the world's smallest folk festival, and certainly the most intimate and relaxed. One main stage, home-cooked meals and snacks, cellar door wines, free camping, beautiful open, spacious & peaceful landscape miles
from anywhere, yet only 101kms. from Melbourne.

In about its nineteenth year and determined to stay small, intimate and friendly, our annual Folk Festival is set around a marquee in the gardens around the winery and vineyard with nearly 360 degree distant everchanging views of the stunning landscape around the Burke & Wills Track between Lancefield and Mia Mia.

Run by former 'Troubadour' founder Andrew Pattison the event sees around 20 musicians and 200 festival goers enjoy an extremely relaxed weekend of concerts, sing-a-longs, quizzes, wine, food, talking to the clydesdale, snoozing under trees, etc.

The musicians love the easy-going atmosphere of this event, and the chance to play for the love of it all weekend, rather than being confined by the rigorous structures of some of the bigger festivals which have outgrown their grass roots beginnings.

Photo above: Rock & Roll Party - Brent Parlane, Spectrum and other festval artists. (The festival at its original home Lancefield Winery)


The Amazing Rhythm Aces at a previous festival.

How to get there:
We've moved!
The festival use to be the Lancefield Winery Folk Festival at Lancefield Winery, but we moved in 2004 and became Burke & Wills Winery so the festival is now Burke & Wills Folk Festival at our new Winery in a fantastic location just a few kms. further north and bitumen all the way to our driveway!
It
is 31 kms. NW of Lancefield via the Burke & Wills track, in Coombes lane(our driveway), 3155 Burke & Wills Track, Mia Mia. Melway 609 G6, VicRoads Country Directory 60 B2.

From Melbourne go via the Tullamarine Freeway, Melbourne Airport, Bulla, Romsey, drive straight through Lancefield continuing north for 2 kms. and bear left onto Burke & Wills Track (to Baynton and Mia Mia) just after Mustey's Bridge. From there it is approx. 29 kms. to Coombes Lane, which is 4.5 kms. after Watchbox Road, and 1.5 kms. after Haires Lane and Buntings Lane. (You will also pass Knights' Granite Hill Winery a little over half way along the Track.)

Bookings & info:
Phone (03) 54 255 400
wineandmusic@bigpond.com

Performers please note that this festival is booked by invitation not application and being a small budget festival there is very little room for acts not already know to us. If you wish to send promotional material to us please do not send anything that needs to be returned. Mail to Burke & Wills Winery, 89 Coombes Lane, Mia Mia 3444.