As dawn broke in South West Victoria yesterday we were more than proud that international magazine Condé Nast
named Port Fairy Folk Festival in the list of Best Festivals in the World for 2019
, so there was more than a spring in the steps of the Port Fairy community, as what a week it has been! With last week being named the 2019 Wotif
town of the year. All of this recognition belongs to the community and is making everyone blush but smile simultaneously. There is no doubt about it, Port Fairy has that certain je ne sais quoi…. the physical beauty, the people, the history and so much more, and of course our festival audiences and artists…who are a part of the Port Fairy family.
On this note we are delighted to announce the Festival of Small Halls
will feature on opening night at our historic Lecture Hall, with Canada’s Juno Award winning The Once,
and John Flanagan,
they will also be performing throughout the festival. Partnerships such as this are what it is all about, and one of our long standing partnerships has been with Koroit's Lake School
, an iconic musical and creative pressure cooker of brilliance and mentoring. Every year we program an act who we fondly refer to as the Lake School Stars,
and in 2019 these stars are Aurëa,
who will take to the stage for Tim Whelan’s Welcome
at the Reardon Theatre, as well as perform throughout the weekend.
Performance times and updated venue etiquette and festival information will be announced very soon.
The Program Team. X