Any festival relies on having a band of volunteers dedicated to enjoying the event as well as helping others get the best experience. YFF is no exception to this. Lots of local people lend their help during the weekend in various roles but we also rely on others who join us and bolster the ranks. Some people return year upon year, enjoying the friendly, low stress atmosphere around Yackandandah. This year, we have a new large venue to staff and we need your help. If you’ve ever thought about volunteering but didn’t know what you could do, you can head over to our “Join In” drop down menu or click the “Volunteer” banner above and to the right of this article and have a look through details of the various jobs we need to fill. Fill in and submit the form at the bottom of the Volunteers page and you’re done. Don’t worry if you’ve never volunteered before. There are plenty of experienced people on hand to help guide you through what is required. We promise you’ll have a fun time.
We are very pleased to announce that after a long absence, the Yackandandah Hotel will be an official ticketed venue for the festival. Built in 1879, this impressive building on the corner of High St and Railway Ave has been affectionately known by locals as “The Bottom Pub” for longer than most can remember. It has a large undercover beer garden with a permanent stage area which makes it an ideal place to enjoy great music, food and a cold beverage or two. New licensee Peter Cook and his friendly staff are looking forward to welcoming you in March.
Country/Roots performer and producer Shane Nicolson, will lead an impressive lineup of local talent at YFF 2020, showcasing songs from his new album Love And Blood. With his newest release, Shane continues to push against the boundaries people have long attempted to ensnare him in and we’re looking forward to seeing him live in March.
Here’s a link to his first single from the album “If You Were The One” http://vevo.ly/U7YLlt
Super Early Bird Tickets for the 23rd festival are now on sale. Simply click on the Humanitix links (in bold red type) either under the “2020 Tickets” tab or in the “Festival Info” drop down menu item headed “Tickets” and make your selections as you require. If you also require a camping site(only available with festival tickets), this can also be found under the “Tickets” heading.
Hot off the press, we are excited to announce 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 plus many more to come. Watch this space folks. Only 4.5 months to wait!