40TH ST ALBANS FOLK FESTIVAL

The 40TH ST ALBANS FOLK FESTIVAL will be held over four days from Thursday, 25 April to Sunday, 28 April in the historic St Albans village, during the Anzac Day long weekend.

The affordable, family-friendly festival provides the chance for music lovers to embrace folklore festivities where they can join in or relax. There are also children’s activities, international food stalls, market stalls and more. Come along to enjoy the sounds of fiddles, accordions, banjos, acoustic guitars, and singing!

The unique festival showcases local and interstate performers, songwriters and musicians, offering a diverse range of traditional and modern sound.

Hawkesbury City Council is proud to sponsor the 40th St Albans Folk Festival, the Mayor of Hawkesbury, Councillor Barry Calvert said.

The festival will have over 50 acts to enjoy, including Chloe and Jason Roweth Band, Senor Cabrales, Enda Kenny, The Dead Maggies, Whisky Dram, Traditional Graffiti, The Trippy Hippy Band (with Hippytrippyaoke – live band karaoke songs of the 60s), Bluegrass, Celtic music and more.

Feature performers the Shane Howard Trio will have the audience thrilled to hear ‘Solid Rock’, first recorded with his band Goanna during the 80s. Visit www.stalbansfolkfestival.com.au for full details of performances.

One of Australia’s oldest pubs, the Settlers Arms Inn will provide entertainment on the outdoor stage, with great pub meals available. The historic stone church will provide great acoustics for intimate performances, while workshops will also be offered in dance, singing, learning instruments, storytelling and poetry. There will be impromptu street performances in the village and the four stage areas will showcase outstanding interstate and local talent.

To book workshops and to purchase four day, weekend or day passes, visit                 www.stalbansfolkfestival.com.au or Facebook.