Candelo Village Festival
Friday 26th April, 2019 - Sunday 28th April, 2019
The Village of Candelo is set to host its biennial festival from the 26th to the 28th of April 2019. Known for its thriving arts scene and farming community the bustling little village is putting on a weekend celebrating all things little that happen in a rural community.
On Friday be inspired by nationally renowned local performers in a showcase evening at the Candelo Town Hall, featuring the likes of Pete Wild, Kate Burke, Mike Martin, Melanie Horsnell, Robyn Martin, Anactoria, Steve Wilson and Michael Menager. The Figmentz will rock the later part of the evening away with a selection of songs celebrating 50 years since Woodstock and some of their sensational soul.
Saturday April 27 the Candelo Park comes alive with a special field day event. Workshops on everything from fermentation to soil and water management can be explored. Discussion on local and national topics related to rural living, featuring local farmers and retired ABC presenter Alex Nicol in conversation. All this alongside displays of old world industry and skills.
There is full line up of musicians, street performers, authors and artisans, including:-
National Artists – Benny Walker, Mustered Courage, Kerryn Fields, Lachlan Bryan and the Wildes, This Way North, La Busca, and the String Contingent.
Local Artists – Chelsy Atkins, Nikai Stewart, Uncle Ossie Cruse, Mojo, Red Heart Blue, Brianna Shaw, Wrack and Ruin and The New Graces.
Authors – Kate Liston-Mills, Ailsa Wild, Gabbie Stroud, Alex Nicol.
On Sunday April 28 the park turns from an education marketplace into a family fun space with a village fair for families. Expect the FUNHOUSE play zone, firewood stacking competitions, juggling workshops, youth performers, Art On The Street and generally fun filled organised activities for the entire family.
Sunday afternoon will feature the soulful Benji and the Saltwater Sound System followed by Brisbane songstress power house Jackie Marshall and the band at the end of the world. The Village festival will come to an end with a closing party hosted by the Candelo Blues Club featuring Charlie Bedford of Melbourne some of Australia’s most respected blues and roots musicians.
Presented by the Candelo Arts Society, tickets are available now so get in quick as venues will sell out fast. Buy online at www.candelovillagefestival.org, at Magpie Music in Bega and at the Candelo General Store and Cafe.