"The Woodford Folk Festival means a lot to me. "It’s a coming home into a feeling, place and experience of walking through bliss... walking through trust, likemindedness and beauty. "I attend the festival because it’s so beautiful everyday. It’s a place where I get to see new and old friends, hug people all day, and smile so much. Also, because I work year round in … [Read more...] about People of Woodford Hug People All Day
"My first Woodford was a watershed in my life. "I volunteered in the kids’ festival and loved every minute of it. I danced barefoot, made deep connections and felt so incredibly alive and lucky to be a part of something so incredible. "On New Year's Day I sat atop the hill watching this unbelievable sunrise with a column of cloud that stretched into the horizon. I … [Read more...] about People of Woodford have watershed moments
"I first came to Woodford when I was about 15 and I loved it, but, honestly didn't truly appreciate why until I came back again at 18. "Woodford became a place of such joy and freedom I started to crave it. I’ve always said that when I come to Woodford, I almost like to imagine that civilization has ended, there is some kind of financial system breakdown, and all the … [Read more...] about People of Woodford Let Their Imaginations Run Wild
"I’m a pathetic fan of the festival. It’s pretty special. "We’ve been here about 7 or 8 years, just a few because we’ve been overseas and stuff like that. "We don’t deliberately set out to avoid it. We deliberately set out to be here and even this time we’ve had to compromise. We’ve had to come here for 2 days and 3 nights because we have a grandson, our first ever, … [Read more...] about People of Woodford Share a Common World View
"I've only picked up a hitchhiker twice in my life, and both times had something to do with the Woodford Folk Festival. "The first time was on a hot summer afternoon when my friends and I were driving home from Byron Bay. We picked up this poor guy sweltering on the side of the road and offered him a lift to Brissy. "After we hit the road, he took his hat off … [Read more...] about People of Woodford Are Shaped by Random Moments
"At my first Woodford (07/08), I was in my tent preparing to head back in for a night of music and dancing, when someone from another tent nearby started playing their recorder (like those ones from primary school). "As I also had my recorder, I replied to them playing a little tune. They replied playing the same tune, then adding another that I also knew. "We kept … [Read more...] about People of Woodford Make Music Incognito
"We’ve been coming to the Woodford Folk Festival since before our son was born, 15 years probably. The time we didn’t come, we were travelling around Australia. We were in South Australia at the time I think, we weren’t happy about missing it. "Since Byron was born, we’ve always done the whole week, before that we’d come for a couple of days, but now we make a point … [Read more...] about People of Woodford set up camp as a Christmas tradition
Everybody has a story, especially when it comes to the Woodford Folk Festival. When I think about my own festival experience, it’s hard to pick just one share-worthy story. There are so many. There was that time I picked up a hitchhiker with a rainbow-coloured mohawk in Byron Bay. He was mad about the Festival, but I’d never heard of it before. Then there was the … [Read more...] about People Of Woodford Have Stories to Tell! Share Yours Today!