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Amrita is passionate about giving the wisdom of
young people a voice and a place at Woodford.
Amrita has worked with teens for over thirty years.
Her focus is Rites of Passage and Teenage Sexuality
and Gender. She is an internationally acclaimed
facilitator, author and educator.
TUE–THURS The Mill 5:15PM
FRI Circadia 1:00PM
Andrew Fenwick, the author of “Better Choices
– Better Me”, is an accomplished natural health
practitioner specialising in effective nutrition,
complementary medicine and personal development.
He has developed successful programs that unleash our
potential to experience optimum wellness and equip us
to make better choices in the core aspects of life.
SUN Blues/Roots 12:00PM
Senior web programmer by day, IT manager for
Jigzag, Fred Smith, and Mic Conway by night,
Andrew thinks promotion on the web should be easy
and free, and he has made it his mission to help
musicians fnd their audiences.
MON The Mill 4:30PM
FRI The Mill 1:30PM
Andrew Veivers is one of Australia’s best-known and
accomplished Spanish guitarists. With over 20 years
professional experience and performance success
throughout Australia and Europe, Andrew draws on a
wide range of musical infuences, evoking the sensual
and mesmerising sounds of the Spanish guitar.
TUE Folklorica 9:30AM
West Oz favourite Andrew Winton is a genius on
his array of lap slide guitars including the quirky
7-stringed Wintonbeast. An award winning songwriter
known for his on-stage warmth, humour, and stellar
SUN Blues/Roots 1:30PM
TUE Blues/Roots 2:15PM
WED Blues/Roots 5:15PM
THURS Blues/Roots 6:45PM
Angie Hart (ex-Frente) returns in triumphant form with
new the album, Eat My Shadow. Often imitated, never
bettered, Angie remains one of the country’s most
respected and singular singers and songwriters. The
live set embraces new material and encompasses
some well loved Frente favourites.
SUN The Grande 4:20PM
MON The Concert Stage 11:15AM
TUE Bazaar 7:30PM
WED The Concert Stage 2:00PM
Anna is a leading international youth climate activist.
She is currently based in Bonn and Copenhagen
where she co-ordinates youth advocacy at the inter-
sessional meetings of the United Nations Framework
Convention of Climate Change. Anna will be seen at
the Greenhouse via video footage.
WED GreenHouse 3:00PM
Author and internationally acclaimed, Energy Medicine
specialist, Annie Meredith has just released her
second book The Spirit of Woman. Annie has been at
the cutting-edge of Mind-Body Medicine for 30 years
and is widely recognised for her entertaining, compelling
and humorous lecturing style.
THURS FRI Blues/Roots 12:00PM
Anthony Ackroyd is one of Australia’s most
successful stand up comics and comedy writers.
He is currently one of the stars of ABC’s Thank God
It’s Friday!, a former star of The Big Gig and The
Comedy Company. Anthony has written material for
Billy Crystal, Rowan Atkinson and Jim Carrey and
has recently become Australia’s No.1 Kevin Rudd
TUE THURS Blues/Roots 11:00AM
Solo musician with a very raw, old time sound, lots of
woo-hooing and foot stomping, accompanied by his
wife on a home made bush bass. Infuenced greatly
by Woody Guthrie, Bill Monroe, old time folk and
blues musicians, this performance should be viewed
in black and white.
WED Blues/Roots 3:45PM
Indonesian artist, Arahmaiani is best known
internationally for her performance art. She continues
to speak out for the less favoured, criticizing existing
discrimination against the marginalized and powerless
masses. She performs and exhibits globally.
MON Arti.Arti 5:00PM
WED Arti.Arti 2:30PM
Dark dubby trip hop, brewed from a storm and
expectant like a heavy sky, with one corner of the
night breaking away to let in light. Let the sound
waves wash us and carry us and anchor our souls in
the deepest waters. www.myspace.com/thearkroom
SAT The Muse 9:30PM
MON The Muse 2:45PM
TUE Bazaar 2:30PM
WED Chai 4:00PM
THURS Bazaar 11:00AM
Asim Gorashi, his wife Manal Ahmed and their family
are from Sudan where they performed regularly. They
present traditional tribal songs accompanied by
the rabbaaba, women’s songs from Central Sudan
accompanied by oud, violin and percussion, as well
as Suf songs. 0423 668 240
TUE Folklorica 4:15PM
WED Folklorica 2:45PM
Aunty Bakoi Boulton
From Murray Island (Mer), presenting her enormously
popular fsh, ball, star and windmill, coconut palm
weaving workshops at Youpla Come Look Gallery.
You get to hang out with the beautiful Aunty Bakoi
and take home a hand-crafted Torres Strait Island
TUE–FRI The First Nations 10:15AM
Baala Baajo perform a mix of rich spirited
contemporary and traditional African rhythms. Their
music, song and dance is authentic and timeless,
taking you on an uplifting and soulful journey.
MON The Chameleon 1:30PM
MON Folklorica 5:40PM
WED The Chameleon 1:00PM
WED Folklorica 5:25PM
Both of these families are
synonymous with virtuosity
and are major headliners within the
Australian world and arts scene. This special
collaboration sees the blending of Egyptian,
Brazilian and Eastern European into a unique
Australian whole. Slava plays a midi guitar allowing
him to experiment wildy with different sounds,
Leonard plays guitar, Joseph plays oud and James
plays riq (Egyptian tambourine).
SUN The Concert Stage 10:00PM
WED The Muse 4:45PM
THURS The Concert Stage 2:00PM Amphi 9:15PM
FRI The Grande 2:40PM
Band of Frequencies
Cyclonic sonics... prepare to have your musical
thirst quenched. Byron Bay’s Band of Frequencies
dabbles in the whole palette of musical genres.
Bluesy rock drips away into skull-melting lullabies
that pitter-patter like rain into roots-fusion grooves
that inevitably wander off somewhere else altogether
whilst presenting a projected oceanic visual
component that will blow your mind.
TUE Bazaar 10:00PM
WED The Grande 9:20PM
THURS Bazaar 7:45PM
Bangully Headland is where Corey, Patrick and
Shanti would sit and play music after school. Shanti’s
sweet, raw street sound mixed with Pat’s smooth
surf/reggae feel and Corey’s folky/Indigenous roots
vibe, dish up a delicious fusion of earthy grooves.
MON The First Nations 4:45PM
WED The First Nations 2:15PM
THURS The First Nations 7:30PM
Barb is an ex-bush GP and international aid worker
who would rather see healthy people than sick ones.
She teaches permaculture and has a passion for solar
cooking and simple technologies that improve the
health of people and the planet.
FRI GreenHouse 12:30PM
Bat Box Superheroes
What surprises do the Bat Box Superheroes have in
store this year for young festivillians? Be prepared for
ukulele tunes and the chance to buy and learn this
uke hula instrument. Stay tuned to this bat channel
for furry native friends and more.
MON Big Ideas 1:00PM
MON–WED Far Out 3:15PM
THURS Big Ideas 1:30PM Far Out 3:00PM
FRI Far Out 1:00PM
Bayjah is a deadly Indigenous band from Far North
Qld strumming out their own unique brand of
original rock music, including didgeridoo, that is
guaranteed to get your feet tapping and body moving.
MON The First Nations 1:00PM
THURS The First Nations 8:45PM
FRI The First Nations 11:45AM
ARTISTS AND PRESENTERS
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