Thanks to everyone for a fantastic festival. Save the date for 2020 – March 20 to 22
Hot off the press, we are excited to present the first batch of acts who will be appearing at YFF in March next year.
From Cape Breton, Nova Scotia comes the amazing Coig Celtic(pictured on the left); also from Canada comes Bob Jensen; from Ireland, we host the Folk/ Indie twin brother duo, The Ocelots! From England, comes John Smith. From the USA, we have Appalachian music masters, The Alaska String Band and bluegrass sensations, The Whitetop Mountaineers. Locally, we have Karen Lee Andrews, Tony McManus and the genre-hopping Chaika. WoW! Loads of amazing talent to look forward to seeing plus more to come. Watch this space folks. Only 4.5 months to wait!
St James Uniting Church, located in Hammond St behind the Yackandandah Public School, is by far our oldest venue. Being a church, you can imagine how good the acoustics will be so it’s well worth checking out during the festival this year. It will seat about 100 thereby creating an intimate setting to experience your new favourite artist.
In yet another progression on the journey to a truly low-impact
festival, this little number is under construction by local sculptor, Agency
of Sculpture. It will be installed by Indigo Shire this week next to the
Court House venue.
Temporary festival water points are giving way to purposeful pieces
of art. Please bring your own bottle and enjoy the local natural vintage!!
The Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) will be represented at this year’s festival. An ABA volunteer-staffed Feed and Change space will be provided at “Ardsville”, the historic house which is set back from the road and located in High Street on the corner of Wellsford St in Yackandandah on Sunday March 24th from 10am until 4pm. They will provide a quiet and comfortable area for mothers and their families to take a break. Tea and coffee, toilet facilities and a change table will be available.
The ABA is a National service, run entirely on a volunteer basis, providing breastfeeding information and support to families. You can get information about their local groups and upcoming events here https://www.facebook.com/abaalburywodonga/