2019 Featured Performers

Candice McLeod (NT)


After 6 years on the road, Candice McLeod still maintains no fixed address. Once described as ‘Australian Soul’ listeners can expect raw, power-driven vocals with soulful folk undertones. Her debut Album, Travellin’ Shoes, was launched in Alice Springs in October 2017, followed by a 6-month independent album tour from the NT to Tasmania’s Cygnet Folk Festival and back again.

Riccardo Tesi and Banditaliana


Banditaliana is one of the most renowned Italian groups on the world music international scene. Offering a magical fusion of Tuscan traditional forms and rites jazz nuances, along with songs of fresh sunny music with a Mediterranean scent and no boundaries. Original compositions, instrumental virtuosity, precious rhythmical joints and refined arrangements are the stylistic key features of the group founded in 1992 by the composer and diatonic accordion player Riccardo Tesi.

2019 National Folk Festival: Don’t miss a moment. Just Be There!

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