2017 dates will be 10-13 March
& WILLS FESTIVAL
March 11th to 14th
Friday evening to late Monday night.
performers included .....
VIN GARBUTT(UK), SCOTT COOK (Canada),
KEITH DONNELLY (UK), DAVE GUNNING (Canada),
PHILLIP HENRY & HANNAH MARTIN (UK),
BLACK MARKET TUNE (Scotland/Austria),
MARTIN PEARSON, TOMMY LEONARD,
FRED SMITH + LIZ FRENCHAM & CARL PANNUZZO,
SUZETTE HERFT, DINGOES BREAKFAST,
DAVE O'NEILL, CAROLYN OATES
AND... Martin Pearson's 50th birthday party!
plus on Monday ENDA KENNY, MICHAEL WAUGH, and direct from Port Fairy KRISTINA OLSEN
(subject to change)
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 2016 programme CLICK HERE
Tickets prices for 2016 :
(bookings essential but no prepayment required)
for adults ...
payment not needed with booking)
14 to 18 years half adult price
Free for children under 14
tickets $50 for adults and free for children under 14.
BOOKINGS: ph (03) 5425 5400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
to get there:
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
Phone (03) 54 255 400
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.