Tomorrow I’m heading off to the Port Fairy Folk Festival for a weekend of music at the seaside. I’m travelling by train then bus as my original ride has come down with the flu. I don’t drive a car so public transport is the go.
I don’t mind – I’m fond of the leisurely style of public transport and enjoy my own company.
The only other music festival I have attended was the Thredbo Blues Festival in January 2002, which I had won in a draw on Rhythms Magazine. It was a great prize – travel, accommodation and entry to the festival were all included, and it was a very enjoyable weekend in a spectacular location with great music.
I wasn’t contemplating going to the Port Fairy festival at all, but one of my Nu Country friends had a room going begging at the accommodation she regularly books for the weekend of the festival, so I figured why not get away from the big smoke for a few days and take in the vibes of the festival, and of course see any number of my favourite artists who are performing.
Here’s the poster with the complete line-up of artists. Click for a larger view
I will try and post from Port Fairy throughout the weekend, time and internet connection permitting or else report when I return.