From high-end entertainment to the expression of folk-life through grassroots and community activities our multifaceted National Folk Festival is the ultimate celebration of all things folk. The program is designed to inspire, enliven and entertain. From traditional and contemporary grooves to the quirky and the endearing it features all the key elements that make people want to come from everywhere to be part of it.
Our vibrant festival site is populated with themed bars, food and market stalls, circus performers and roving musicians and our multi-disciplinary program is broad and innovative boasting an A-list of performers from around Australia and the world. 20 venues provide a range of concert and performance based experiences from our big stages to more intimate spaces where you can enjoy a more up-close experience with our performers.
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Saturday 16 March 2019
5.30pm - 10pm
Twilight Sounds is Banyule's flagship music event - a fantastic evening of local and popular Australian musicians playing in the relaxing natural environment of Sills Bend in Heidelberg. Come and find your spot to enjoy an evening of melodic tunes, set against the backdrop of a beautiful park embraced by the Yarra River.
Pull up a hay bale and grab a bite to eat from one of the festival food vans. Burgers, pizza, Indian, Vegan and ice cream will be on offer, with gluten free, halal and vegetarian options available. With roving performers and free creative play for kids, there's no better way to enjoy an evening on the banks of the Yarra.
Doors open: 7pm( Show7.30pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $20+bf, General Admission- $15+bf,
$17 at door if available
THE BLACKEYED SUSANS play their annual Christmas show at the Caravan on Friday 14th December. This will be the 10th year The Susans have dusted off the tinsel and fired up the Christmas lights, for what has now become a Melbourne tradition. As usual they’ll be a smorgasbord of Christmas related songs, including choice cuts from their latest album and the best of their extensive back catalogue. Special guest FREYA JOSEPHINE HOLLICK.
2018 has been a big year for The Blackeyed Susans seeing them triumph at the Melbourne Recital Centre with their “string section show” and 2019 promises to be even bigger as they tread the festival circuit.
So, come help The Susans celebrate the birth of little baby Jesus in style this Christmas.
The Blackeyed Susans have built a reputation for their moody romanticism and op-shop stylings. Declared national treasures by Rolling Stone magazine, they have toured the world, played with the likes of Johnny Cash and Leonard Cohen and released numerous albums of occasional beauty including a retrospective box set entitled ‘Reveal Yourself’ in 2009 charting the band’s illustrious history. Boasting members of The Cruel Sea, Dirty Three, The Triffids, The Jackson Code, Augie March, The Drones and Hungry Ghosts, the group’s credits read like a who’s who of Australian alternative music.
Tickets via Try Booking
Attend the filming of Season 3, Episode 2 of The Songroom, with very special guests Fraser Gorman, Freya Josephine Hollick and local legend Shann Lions.
The Songroom is an exciting new music series filmed in front of a live audience. Hosted by MC Jess McGuire, each episode features a pairing of emerging and established artists, who discuss the song writing and life, perform original material, and interpret select covers chosen as influential in each artist’s career development.
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Our last Beer x Bands at The Pinnacle for the year is going to be special with four big Friday nights in November courtesy of Wolf of the Willows Brewing and Blind Date Records!
We'll have the amazing Wolf of The Willows XPA on tap all month long; stay tuned for weekly beer events and specials from one of Australia's finest craft breweries.
A stack of awesome gigs lined up plus Blind Date DJs will be playing in the beer garden each week to late. All shows are free entry, DJs from 5pm and bands kick off at 8:00pm each week:
IN OAKLEIGH TONIGHT
Freya will be interviewed by Jon Von Goes and will perform a couple of songs.
The Caravan's very own tonight show IOT will return on Thursday 29th November You ask whatever happened to variety entertainment? It's back.
Be there for the 12th IOT show. Your host RRR’s JON VON GOES and the IOT house band will be joined by Australian musician, actor, writer, & best known as the frontman of Australian rock band You Am I TIM ROGERS and local folk singer songwriter FREYA JOSEPHINE HOLLICK
lt’ll be like being at home watching telly when there were 4 channels and everything was live. Singing, dancing, interviews, a desk, a couch, a house band, a house poet, a barrel, a wheel, prizes, mall talk, local legends, big names, small names, dinner, show. All in the comfort of the caravan music club where drinks are still reasonably inexpensive.
Entertainment with the largest upper case E you’ve ever seen.
Join Tim Rogers as the louche DJ of the legendary and mythical radio show ‘Warm Nights in Bohemia Heights’.
Together with the stentorian tones of community broadcasting legend Jonnie Von Goes and live Foley work delivered by Tony Award nominated sound designer Russell Goldsmith, Tim’s gonna crank out something you’ve never seen before.
With a live band, special guest interviews, a pocket radio drama, a live quiz, faux sponsors, Poem of the Week, a live call of The 1932 Body Line Series, philosophical quandaries, audience participation, general mayhem and much much more.
And of course music.
Sweet, sweet, music.
Come and experience the radio show you always wished existed.
Tickets on sale Oct 11 at 9am via Thornbury Theatre