What Is It?

The four-day festival showcases local and international folk, blues, jazz, acoustic rock, world, country roots and bluegrass music. Other performers will be displaying their comedic talent alongside street performers, craft and market stallholders, workshops, a Children's Festival, Fringe Festival and an exhibition of hand-crafted musical instruments, made right here in Australia.

Stay nearby and use your wristband to come and go from the festival as you please, giving you plenty of time to explore the township of Port Fairy and all it has to offer. Bring your own food to the festival grounds (but leave your alcohol at home) or select from a wide range of food onsite.

Where Is It?

The village of Port Fairy is located about four hours' west of Melbourne, with the Princes Highway providing the perfect trip from the Victorian capital to the site of the festival. The Festival Arena contains the major venues in the village, though churches, halls and clubs also play host to various events.

Port Fairy is picturesque. The old fishing and farming village is fringed by the Southern Ocean, and carries with it a rich history. Many immigration ships were wrecked on Port Fairy's rocks in its early days, and today the town is a popular tourist destination.

Who's Performing?

Sinead O'Connor will be taking the stage to perform her emotional, confessional songs. The artist has sold millions of albums and has remained relevant since her breakthrough in 1987, and has since become the most iconic Irish female artist in recent decades.

See Sudan's Ajak Kwai bring her African voice to Australia. With songs about everything from freedom and love through to cows, she is certainly one to watch for something special and unique at the festival.

Christine Anu is also set to perform. As one of the nation's most loved and respected Indigenous entertainers, she'll be celebrating the 20th anniversary of her much-loved Stylin Up album in 2015. She played the festival in 2014 and was very positively received, and will no doubt be performing some tracks off her new album Island Christmas.

Australian performers John Butler Trio will be bringing their unique blend of blues and roots to the Port Fairy Folk Festival this March, with leader singer John Butler charming crowds with his captivating style. They are likely to perform tunes from 2014's hit album Flesh and Blood to the delight of fans everywhere.

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Port Fairy is the picturesque venue for the Port Fairy Folk Festival