Ali and Tom’s Musical Wheelbarrow
Ali the Apprentice and Tom the Musical Maestro have created a whimsical wheelbarrow with pipes, bells, whistles, horns and drums. Children of all ages and their families are invited to come and have a photo, learn the secrets of how sound works, and join in the musical madness. Help Ali and Tom create the ultimate Folk Festival orchestra!
Big Tops & Tiny Tots Circus Show
Calling alll Tiny Tots and Future Superstars! Luth's on an action-packed circus adventure, but she needs your help! She's looking for giggle-ready 3 to 6 year-olds to help solve a whole host of fun circus challenges in this five star circus show made just for preschoolers. After 45 minutes of endless giggling, they’ll be somersaulting out the door with excitement, ready to set off on their very own circus adventure.
Britannia Morris, The
The Britannia Morris has been engaged in the folkloric, ritualistic, traditional art of Morris dancing for almost 40 years, bringing delight to audiences all over Victoria and beyond. They display Cotswold Morris, including their very own Kellybrook Stout Matron tradition, always to live music.
From a scarily young age the Holden boys have been playing with fire. From their home in Candelo in the Bega Valley, Jesse and Sammy have honed their skills in the circus arts to form Brothers OnFire. Their unique style weaves circus skills into street theatre and will appeal to all ages with its light-hearted exploration of the issues of their generation. It's a hot act!
Raio De Sol Canberra Community Samba Band
Raio de Sol is Canberra’s community samba band. They are a group with heart, embracing community and invigorating South American drum beats with a big, bold and warming welcome. They welcome anyone from all walks of life to join, regardless of musical ability. Band members are from different backgrounds and from many countries who all love samba, rhythm, connection, drums, percussion and the joy of making music together to share.
Solid State Circus
Solid State Circus are back with their high energy circus shows and, in conjunction with Corrugated Iron (NT) and Warehouse Circus (ACT) will deliver this year's Circus program. Expect daring stunts, naughty night capers and acrobatic feats to take your breath away. Catch these performers around the Festival site every day.
Strange Weather Gospel Choir
Strange Weather Gospel Choir is a non-auditioned Canberra community choir whose repertoire includes gospel and spiritual songs as well as African, folk and contemporary pieces. Members are from all ages and walks of life and are united by the love of singing together. The choir's unique sound and exuberance have seen it grow to become a very popular choir in the Canberra region.
Surly Griffin Morris
The Surly Griffins are Canberra’s local Morris side. They challenge neatly defined conventions by bringing together the best of Border and Cotswold Morris styles with a dollop of Yorkshire Longsword for good measure. They dance in a relaxed, laconic, yet vigorous style and revel in entertaining crowds. Look out for their distinctive black costumes with vivid baldrics and vibrant tatter coats.
Sweet Mona’s Choir
Vibrant harmonically magnificent Sweet Mona’s Choir is a Ballarat-based gospel and world music choir of exceptional quality famous for their world-class arrangements. For over 20 years, the “Monas” have continued to delight audiences with their energetic stage presence and stunning vocals. The choir focuses on a cappella and rhythm, and performs a range of gospel and world music. They are a colourful and lively human music machine!
This is a community choir with a little difference – a ukulele difference. Three- to four-part harmony arrangements of songs (contemporary, gospel, folk and world music), but accompanied and performed on the uke and with percussion. It’s a rich vocal sound with an underpinning of ukulele arpeggios and lead riffs. They have boundless enthusiasm and are known for a few dance moves and a bit of comic repertoire!
Uptown Brown! is a singing gentleman-adventurer performing a program of 1920s–1930s jazz and blues on a self-invented one man band. His contraption is built from cedar, leather and brass, whilst vocals and fingerpicked ukulele are amplified through old megaphones, mimicking the effect of a 78 record. This charming one-man-band is ready to hit the streets of Paris, Marrakesh or Wagga Wagga.