Fleurieu Folk Festival Celebrated From 21-23 October 2016

Fleurieu Folk Festival Celebrated From 21-23 October 2016

South Australia Minister for Tourism Leon Bignell

Fleurieu Peninsula Gets Ready For Annual Folk Festival

Victor P Taffa

The Fleurieu Peninsula is ramping up for its annual celebration of cultural diversity, as folk performers and visitors travel to the region for the Fleurieu Folk Festival.

“More than 10,000 people will come together over the weekend to enjoy the Fleurieu Peninsula’s growing art scene and celebrate the event’s 10th birthday.” Minister for Tourism Leon Bignell said.

“The State Government is proud to support the Fleurieu Folk Festival, as it celebrates contemporary and traditional folk music and continues to gain international presence this year securing two international acts, as well as popular singer songwriter Archie Roach.”

More than 10,000 people are expected to attend the event, with nearly half expected to travel from within South Australia and about many from interstate.

The Fleurieu Folk Festival will feature more than 50 acts in Willunga Recreation Park including:

  • A performance from popular singer and songwriter Archie Roach on Friday 21 October.
  • English-born folk singer Martyn Wyndham-Read and Scottish performer Allan Johnston who will both be performing on Sunday 23 October.
  • Stalls selling a selection of craft, merchandise and food from 6 pm Friday till 8 pm Sunday.

The Festival will be held from Friday, 21 October until Sunday, 23 October 2016.

“Just one hour’s drive from Adelaide, I encourage South Australians to visit the Fleurieu Peninsula this weekend, and enjoy its fantastic restaurants, cellar doors and beach culture.” Mr. Bignell said.

SA Minister for Tourism Leon Bignell

SA Minister for Tourism Leon Bignell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Background

The Fleurieu Folk Festival is one of 31 events to share in more than $380,000 through the State Government’s Regional Events and Festivals Program.

This is in addition to the $70 Million the State Government has pumped into the tourism portfolio to market South Australia nationally and internationally and attracts major events and conferences.

During the past 12 months, the Fleurieu Peninsula attracted more than 22,000 international visitors to the region. Events like Fleurieu Folk Festival encourage more visitors to the region, which has significant benefit for the local economy.