Woodford Folk Festival

The days are getting longer and the nights are getting warmer – this is a sure sign that the legendary Woodford Folk Festival is about to bring us into another glorious year! With the festival successfully growing organically (in more ways than one) over the years, the organisers have met the challenge of balancing outlandish fun with responsible eco practices. And two very lucky Peppermint readers have the chance to join the festivities!

As the director of the festival Bill Haurtiz explains, “Our goal is to provide a platform where together we can celebrate our communities and rediscover that spirit of generosity that lives in us all.” Held over six days and six nights, from Dec 27th through to January 1st, the huge event will house more than 2000 performers and 438 events including concerts, dances, street theatre, writers’ panels, film festival, comedy sessions, acoustic jams, social dialogue and debate, folk medicine, an entire children’s festival, an environmental programme featuring talks, debates and films, art and craft workshops, circus performances and workshops, late night cabarets, parades and special events including a spectacular fire event. Phew! With visitors encouraged to help build a temporary community, the Woodford festival streets will be running in organised chaos and calm with a worldly mix of characters. With such a wonderful line up, there is definitely something for any curious person.

This year the festival is filled to the brim with exciting new acts as well as top performers like The John Butler Trio, Archie Roach, Emma Louise, Julia Stone, Katchafire, Kate Miller-Heidke and Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings. So whether your goal is to launch into the new year with a bang or just have some wholesome shindigging fun, Woodford has you covered!

EXCITING GIVEAWAY! Two lucky Peppermint readers will have the chance to win two season pass tickets (with camping!) to help say hello to 2013 with a hefty dose of eco merriment and good times!

How do you enter?

Comment below this blog post, telling us which artist you are most excited about in this year’s Woodford lineup (see the Woodford website for full artist lineup). Then head to the Peppermint Facebook page and share our Woodford Ticket Giveaway post on your timeline. Finally, send us an email to yesplease@peppermintmag.com with WOODFORD TICKET GIVEAWAY in the subject line, with your name, address, phone number, and Facebook name in the email body.


Woodford Folk Festival ticket giveaway – TERMS & CONDITIONS:

Prize is 2 x Adult Season with Camping tickets (total prize value $1,072) to the Woodford Folk Festival to be held in Woodford, Queensland, from Thursday 27th December, 2012 to Tuesday 1st January, 2013.

Please note before entering: Tickets are non-transferrable so you and a friend must be able to attend the Festival dates and must be able to make your own way to and from the Festival.

Competition entry closes 10am Monday 17th December, 2012 and prize winner will be announced on our website and winner contacted via phone and email. If contact cannot be made with winner by 10am Tuesday 18th December, 2012 a new winner will be drawn. Once winner has been drawn and contacted, winner’s name will be forwarded on to the Festival who will issue tickets in the winner’s name.