FORMER Split Enz frontman Tim Finn is the headline act among surprise final additions to the Port Fairy Folk Festival line-up announced yesterday.
Finn brings with him a lifetime of songs to delight Folkie audiences, having released more than 20 albums from his time with Split Enz, Crowded House, The Finn Brothers and his numerous solo ventures.
The 60-year-old New Zealand singer and musician is known worldwide for his bittersweet songwriting over the past 35 years, releasing his latest album The View is Worth the Climb in 2011.
Other new acts for the March 8-11 festival are indie rockers Skipping Girl Vinegar, local export Jackson McLaren, sister duo Siskin River, twins Alanna & Alicia Egan and bluesy singer-songwriter Shaun Kirk.
The 37th Port Fairy Folk Music Festival is expected to lure almost 30,000 people to hear more than 100 international and national acts for four days across 20 village venues.
Festival director Jamie McKew said organisers expected an earlier sell-out than last year.
“We will definitely sell out before March so get a ticket if you want to see this great line-up and be part of a world-class festival,” he said yesterday.
Third-round tickets are still available as the festival draws near, with children under 12 allowed free entry and a special ‘youth ticket’ price.