Fleurieu Folk Festival

Artist applications open for South Australia’s premier folk music festival

The hunt is on for the best folk acts in the country with applications now open for South Australia’s premier folk festival.

The Fleurieu Folk Festival is casting its net wide for emerging and established artists to include in its 2013 line up.

Festival organizer Peter Thornton said the festival was constantly aiming to break new ground in folk and roots music.

“The feedback from last year’s festival crowd shows there’s great support particularly for the younger indie style acts we’ve presented,” Mr Thornton said.

“In many cases it was standing room only – and the atmosphere was electric.

“We are looking to include more of the bands that are leading the new generation of folk and roots music. We encourage all musicians that fall into the very broad folk category to apply.

“It’s a great opportunity for these musicians to play at a festival that attracts thousands of music lovers over the weekend.”

Performer applications are available at www.fleurieufolkfestival.com.au
The deadline for applications is April 30.

“Each year we look to lift the bar in terms of the acts we include in our program,” Mr Thornton said.

“The standard is already very high but we’re constantly surprised by the calibre of acts that apply each year.

“Word has got around the country and we’re getting some truly exceptional bands and solo performers put their hats in the ring.

“It’s a real testament to the current crop of talent in the folk and roots music scene here in South Australia and interstate.”

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