Music lovers living in regional and remote towns will again have the opportunity to see and hear some of the world’s best folk artists as the Festival of Small Halls returns for 2017.
Now in its fifth year, the Festival of Small Halls is a series of tours produced by Woodfordia Inc. in partnership with major festivals (like the Mullum Music Festival, Port Fairy Folk Festival etc.) and communities across regional Australia.
This year, organisers welcomed a new producer, Eleanor Rigden, who was previously part of the team behind the Woodford Folk Festival and has a long history working in the charity sector as well a passion for community development.
“I think what’s really special about Festival Of Small Halls is that these communities get to create their own night of quality music from acts they’d never otherwise get to see locally.”
Eleanor is currently on the road, visiting community groups and councils to say hello before the Festival of Small Halls tour kicks off in November.
So far this week, she’s been to Chinchilla, Tambo, Blackall, Barcaldine, Longreach and Ilfracombe with trips to Pinnacle and Yeppoon still to come. She said the reception so far has been warm and welcoming.
“People have been so pleased to see a real face.
“The best part is meeting with the locals; they’re so excited about the idea of live music coming to them.”
From farmlands to flood plains, the rainforest to the outback, Festival of Small Halls audiences can expect a beautiful night of original music, as well as a chance to catch up with their families and friends during a supper break over cake and tea.
Festival of Small Halls will take in 20 stops on the tour – dates for Queensland and northern New South Wales are scheduled for November and December and will be followed closely by shows in Tasmania and Victoria.
Final dates and artist line-up will be announced in the Spring.
For more information contact:
Producer, Festival of Small Halls
(07) 5496 1066