A highlight as always, the Welcome Ceremony did not fail to amaze the thousands of Woodfordians watching on the hill of the Amphi. Onlookers were taken on a stimulating journey that can only be described as a visual feast for the senses.
Students from the University Queensland have been working together with Brisbane Times to create a timeline of live updates highlighting Woodford Folk Festival’s 30th Anniversary:
Music: Dummies test trash with acrobatic treasure
The young and old crowded in to The Parlour to see the energetic performers, Trash Test Dummies.
The three men dressed in overalls with a garbage bin each had the crowd at the edge of their seats and in fits of laughter with their circus tricks, dancing and light-hearted entertaining.
The winners of the best children’s presentation at the Adelaide Fringe Festival 2015 were juggling balls in their mouths, running frantically through the audience and twisting in out of bins in creative ways.
From references to the lion king and sport, it was an all-of-family affair.
Activities: A game featuring Elizabogans
Did you know that Woodford is home to robots, pirates, magicians and ‘Elizabogans’?
They’re all characters in ‘The Game’, an interactive role-playing game spread throughout the festival. The characters are dressed in elaborate costumes, of other-worldly creatures.
Director of ‘The Game’, Tim Monley, says the costumes take a designer and a team of volunteers weeks to make.
“They’ve been in construction for about two weeks but have been built up over the last three years, we’re always improving things.”
Monley’s own mother contributed, collecting and combining driftwood for the Troll costume. The game starts today, and the goal is to find two final contestants on the last day of the festival.