PRESENTING PARTNER FESTIVALS

Over 35 presenting partner festivals have signed on to present Scottish artists at their events in 2020 – some continuing a tradition of presenting the best in Scots, Gaelic and Celtic music, and some discovering the depth and richness of Scotland’s musical heritage for the first time. You’ll find a presenting partner festival in every state and territory in Australia – visit their websites to find out more about their programmes for 2020 and where Scotland is involved. New festival programmes are released every month, so keep an ear to the ground if your closest one hasn’t announced their Scottish guests, yet.

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Festival of Small Halls Australia Spring: Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival – Queenscliff Music Festival

23 October 2020 - 29 November 2021
State: NSW

Festival of Small Halls is a series of tours that takes the best folk and contemporary acoustic artists performing at two of our country’s largest festivals, and sends them on the road to tiny halls in communities all over Australia. It is produced by Woodfordia Inc in partnership with many other wonderful Australian festivals, regional partners and great lovers and supporters of folk and contemporary acoustic music. It’s an opportunity for music-lovers from welcoming communities to invite artists from Home…

Tablelands Folk Festival

23 October - 25 October
State: Queensland

The Tablelands Folk Festival is a community music festival held in the historic village of Yungaburra, North Queensland. The festival celebrates world-wide folk traditions through music, storytelling, circus, dance, crafts and features musicians, dancers, circus and fire artists, comedians and festival performers. Yungaburra is surrounded by World Heritage rainforests, lakes, waterfalls and Queensland's tallest mountain, Mount Bartle Frere. Intimate concert settings showcase music across a wide range of traditional & contemporary folk, blues, roots, jazz, and world music styles, plus…

Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival

23 October @ 8:00 am - 25 October @ 12:00 am AEDT
State: NSW

The Festival has been nurtured to a size where it is able to continue yet still holds a very authentic and homely atmosphere. The Festival Committee is proud that we’re able to present the finest traditional, contemporary and acoustic music to you, our dearest patrons. We find joy in seeing festival audiences and musicians connecting, jamming and enjoying what we can so happily and humbly provide. To us, the festival is all about that connection and the celebration of it.…

Maldon Folk Festival

30 October - 2 November
State: Queensland

Maldon Folk Festival, located in Central Victoria, has been held annually for more than four decades. Each year we provide a long weekend of quality entertainment at affordable prices, to suit all age groups. The historic Maldon township has an ambiance dating from the gold rush, good food, local wines, pubs, churches, gardens and the world famous Maldon Steam Train. Experience the legendary festival atmosphere, showcasing an abundance of music and dance in the historic National Trust classified Maldon township.…

Festival of Small Halls Australia Summer: Mullum Music Festival – Woodford Folk Festival (Nov 13th – Dec 27th 2020)

13 November 2020 - 27 December 2021
State: Queensland

Festival of Small Halls is a series of tours that takes the best folk and contemporary acoustic artists performing at two of our country’s largest festivals, and sends them on the road to tiny halls in communities all over Australia. It is produced by Woodfordia Inc in partnership with many other wonderful Australian festivals, regional partners and great lovers and supporters of folk and contemporary acoustic music. It’s an opportunity for music-lovers from welcoming communities to invite artists from Home…

Majors Creek Festival

13 November - 15 November
State:

The Majors Creek Festival is an annual three-day folk and roots music festival held in the beautiful old gold mining village of Majors Creek, NSW. The festival is designed with something for everyone including full kids program, dance displays and classes, instrument workshops, sessions, bush dances plus five stages of quality folk and roots music, both traditional and contemporary. There are market stalls and plenty of delicious food and drinks and camping is free.

Mullum Music Festival

19 November - 22 November
State: NSW

From humble beginnings, the picturesque village of Mullumbimby has hosted the Mullum Music Festival (MMF) since its inception in 2008. Nestled amongst the surrounding mountains in the Byron Bay hinterland, this diverse community of just over 3000 people has embraced this very different type of music event. The last decade has seen 600 world-class artists and thousands of people make their way to the festival, not bad for a little festival that started on the night of the electrical storm…

Queenscliff Music Festival

27 November - 29 November
State: VIC

Queenscliff Music Festival is a live music festival held in the town of Queenscliff, located on the Bellarine Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. The festival began in 1997 and is held annually on the last weekend of November. QMF Inc. came to life through a series of public forums held in 1996 that established community support for the dream… for Queenscliff to host a great music festival. The last weekend in November was chosen with the purpose of converting a lull in…

Festival of Small Halls Australia Summer: Woodford Folk Festival – Cygnet Folk Festival – Illawarra Folk Festival

27 December 2020 - 2 February 2021
State: Queensland

Festival of Small Halls is a series of tours that takes the best folk and contemporary acoustic artists performing at two of our country’s largest festivals, and sends them on the road to tiny halls in communities all over Australia. It is produced by Woodfordia Inc in partnership with many other wonderful Australian festivals, regional partners and great lovers and supporters of folk and contemporary acoustic music.