Port Fairy Folk Festival announces first line-up for 2022 event

PFFF22-Kee’ahn-photo-by-Michael-Jalaru-Torres2022 might be a whole year away, however the Port Fairy Folk Festival has announced the first round of artists for its 45th Festival, taking place in the glorious setting of the music-loving coastal village from 11 – 14 March.

Celebrating homegrown talent as well as prolific folk musicians from across the seas, the 2022 Port Fairy Folk Festival will see Weddings, Parties, Anything, Emma Donovan & The Putbacks, Kee’ahn and Baby et Lulu joined by Eric Bibb, Courtney Marie Andrews, Eilen Jewell and Mandolin Orange from the US, Scotland’s Elephant Sessions and the UK’s Jon Boden.

Port Fairy Folk Festival program director Justin Rudge said he was thrilled to be revealing the first line-up for the 2022 Festival. “We were ecstatic when our March Concert Series – which replaced the postponed major event this year – sold out within hours,” he said.

“It shows the thirst to experience live music in Port Fairy, with its extraordinary history, and the desire for audiences to return to our glorious seaside location to experience the best in music from around the world in the safest possible way.”

“The positive and future-thinking response from Port Fairy Folk Festival committee, staff and contractors, as well as the close-knit creative community has been overwhelming, highlighting the township’s passion to deliver world class events and show off our seaside village in all its glory.”

“We can’t wait to welcome artists from around Australia and the world to Port Fairy in 2022 as things continue to improve with the pandemic.”

“Announcing the Festival, a full twelve months in advance will provide audiences – both new and established – with plenty of time to plan their Port Fairy experience,’’ said Justin.

The 45th Port Fairy Folk Festival runs 11 – 14 March 2022. Subscriber tickets are now on sale – all tickets will be available from Thursday 4 March. For more information or to book your Port Fairy Folk Festival adventure, visit: www.portfairyfolkfestival.com for details.

Image: Kee’ahn – photo by Michael Jalaru Torres