& WILLS FESTIVAL
will be March 8th to 11th
Friday evening to late Monday night.
performers include .....
VIN GARBUTT, KRISTINA OLSEN,
MARTIN PEARSON, THE MOONEY VALLEY DRIFTERS,
ENDA KENNY, PETER ANDERSON, MICHAEL WAUGH,
ANOTHER TRAIN (Denis Tracey, Kate Delaney & friends),
THE DAVIDSON BROTHERS, GEOFFREY WILLIAMS, MANDY CONNELL, JACK GRAMSKI .....
(subject to change)
is always a big day, as several performers from Port Fairy usually
come to spend the evening with us on their way home and join in
our grand finale concert.
To view the 2013 programme CLICK HERE
Tickets prices for 2013 :
(bookings essential but no prepayment required)
(Earlybird $85 if booked by Jan 31)
14 to 18 years half adult price
Free for children under 14
tickets $45 for adults and free for children under 14.
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 eighteenth 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.