In a little over 24 hours the festival will be up and running. Port Fairy is already sparkling as only it can. The village program will officially open at 4:00pm tomorrow with the Find Your Voice All Abilities Choir, and be followed by a magical performance by the Warrnambool & District Pipes Inc.
The Arena performances commence at 5:15 pm with The Southern Ocean Sea Band in the Shebeen and King Marong & Afro Mandinko in Stage 2. At 6:00pm a wave of silence will float above the festival arena for the Opening Ceremony Kuruokeheaar in Stage 1. Then the festival will be officially opened by Her Excellency, the Honourable Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria.
From that point onwards – open your hearts, minds and ears to the work of some of the finest artists from across Australia and the globe. Artists times and the program grid are live and on line.
Paul McDermott & Steven Gates Join the 2018 Line Up
Due to unforeseen circumstances the festival has been advised by Doug Anthony All-Stars (DAAS) Management that they are unable to perform at the 2018 Port Fairy Folk Festival.
Paul McDermott (DAAS) and Steven Gates (Tripod) will now be performing in the DAAS scheduled times. Paul and Steven perform songs of beauty, songs of heartbreak, old squabbles and spontaneous nonsense. Two of Australia's finest middle men, song-writers and voices perform together at Port Fairy Folk Festival for the very first time. Paul and Steven have been friends for 18 years and singing together in private for 5 years. Now with a swag of brand new songs, watch these two stand-out talents lock harmonies and minds in a show you don't want to miss!