ARIA award-winning singer-songwriter Dan Sultan will be bringing his spirited blues-pop sounds to the stage at Port Fairy Folk Festival 2020.
Sultan is among the second string of artists announced for next year's jam-packed event, and will be joining other high-profile acts like Archie Roach, The Maes and The Blind Boys of Alabama.
Melbourne's Ruby Gill, who is making waves in the music scene with her laid-bare honesty and unique insight into the worlds of bird, border security and panic attacks, will also bring her vulnerable stage presence to the Folkie bill.
Off the back of a sold-out tour of South Africa, the songwriter unleashed her gritty debut single Your Mum in 2018 which received rave reviews across the globe.
Festival-goers will also be able to catch sets from YID!, The East Pointers (Canada), William Crighton, The Small Glories (Canada), The Little Stevies, Kieran Kane and Rayna Gellert (US) and Chitra.
YID! is a 22-piece ensemble performing European Jewish folk songs through a 21st century filter.
Effortlessly amalgamating klezmer, funk, big band, indie-folk and electronic dance into a wild, immersive, theatrical experience, YID!'s charter is to reinvent the old and amazing culture and bring it into the here and now.
Award-winning Canadian trio The East Pointers - Tim Chaisson, Koady Chaisson and Jake Charron - have redefined the ever-evolving genre of modern folk with their third album YoursToBreak released in 2019.
With Billboard-worthy pop hooks, deep acoustic groove, trance-like trad breakdowns and three-part harmonies, the internationally acknowledged musical trailblazers have set a path for a new generation of music lovers.
Combining traditional music with unexpected experimentation William Crighton is highly acclaimed across the globe from sell out tours and festival appearances including Blues Fest, WOMAD and Woodford Folk Festival, to appearances at the Cambridge Folk Festival, Boomtown in the UK, and Tonder in Denmark, as well as sell out shows in the UK and Scandinavia and tours in the US and Canada.
Crighton grew up in the Riverina, has released two studio albums and one live album. He identifies powerful analogues of lived experience, through his visceral and poetic music with shades of psychedelia. His landmark second album Empire was hailed as The Album of the Year 2018 by The Saturday Paper.
Roots duo The Small Glories are Cara Luft and JD Edwards, a musical tour-de-force partnership planted on the Canadian Prairies.
With a stage banter striking a unique balance between slapstick and sermon, these veteran singer/songwriters have a way of making time disappear.
The Small Glories create a soundscape amplified by pounding drums and other textural embellishments which only reinforce the magic of their innate chemistry.
Luft and Edwards duplicate and reinforce each other's strengths on the stage which is made clear in their latest album Assiniboine & The Red, resulting in a live show that is as heartwarming as it is hilarious.
Local singer songwriter Chitra seamlessly weaves the blunt force of rock n roll with the candid storytelling and heartache of country and soul.
Growing up amongst the rich music scene of the Bellarine Peninsula, Chitra found herself fully immersed with sounds both local and global and quickly developed a passion for songwriting. Chitra experiments with a variety of genres from folk to rhythm and blues, resulting in a robust vocal backed by jangly guitars and playful beats.
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