The 2014 Fairbridge Festival was launched last Wednesday at Universal Bar with a happy little knees-up which indicated that Artistic Director Steve Barnes’ final year at the helm will be a cracker (Rodney Vervest will take over for 2015).
Performing at the iconic folk event will be Eleanor Mcevoy, Rushad Eggleston, The Chipolatas, Ami Williamson, Equus, Himmerland, Ade Edmondson And The Bad Shepherds, Rory McLeod, Mick Thomas & Squeezebox Wally, The Perch Creek Family Jugband, Kamerunga, Barons Of Tang, Grace Barbé Afrokreol, Jaaleekaay and many more.
It’s 12 stages across three days – Friday-Sunday, April 25-27 – at Fairbridge Village. Tickets are available now from fairbridgefestival.com.au.
For up-and-coming young songwriters The Quest, a folk and world music original songwriting competition for high-school-age West Australians (12-15 and 16-18 years) is back for 2014. There’s performance and recording opportunities up for grabs, head to the Fairbridge website for full details.