Initiated by the company Backbone Youth Arts, the two-day
free festival seeks to support the talents of young people,
especially those whose age are between seven and twenty-six.
The event usually happens every mid-November.
Those who are into blues can wait for two different music
First is the East Coast Blues and Roots Festival
which began as a four-day indoor event in 1990 at the Arts
Factory. Its first year is considered a big success, having
drawn more than 6,000 people in the event. Slowly unfolding
on its 19th year, this five-day celebration of music has
been playing on
the New South Wales' north coast.
the notable people in the carious line-ups in the festivals
of the past are Bob Geldof, Martha Wainwright and Michael
Franti. In addition, the
East Coast Blues and Roots Festival
is the first Australian Festival to be nominated in the
US-based Pollstar Concert Industry Awards and has been
competing for two consecutive years as a finalist for the
International Music Festival of the Year category. It is a
two-time Robert Helpmann Awardees for Best
Contemporary Music Festival in Australia.
The other music festival for the blues lovers is the
Brisbane Music Festival that highlights the blues scene in
Brisbane and its surrounding areas.
For fifteen years, it
has been playing wonderful music in the Waterloo Hotel in
the Fortitude Valley, featuring a two-stage format for live
music and the
What started out as a local event has become Australia's
largest folk festival, the Woodlord Folk Festival which
happens during the last days of the year, approaching New
Year. This non-profit festival is being organized by the
Queensland Folk Federation and has been managed by Bil
Hauritz since its establishment in 1987. From a meek 900
attendees on its starting year, the crowd has evolved into a
staggering 132,000 visitors or 20,000 to 25,000 visitors
daily. The festival runs from 9AM until late very night for
six days in the Brisbane Valley, featuring hundreds of
concerts and workshops over eighteen performance venues.
Aside from the musical events, Woodlord also boasts its
showcase of restaurants, bars, stalls, handicrafts, musical
instruments, clothes to its visitors. Also, don't forget to
participate in the workshops as well as the choir
performances and the lantern parade.