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2018 Woodford Folk Festival

Queensland’s annual Woodford Folk Festival has unveiled its 2018/2019 music lineup, featuring the likes of The Cat Empire, Xavier Rudd, The Waifs and more!

Enjoy a selection of artists in the below playlist for airplay on your program!

The 2018 Woodford Folk Festival can be heard on community stations around Australia through the Community Radio Network. From the 29th to the 31st December,
stations 4EB and 4ZZZ will be on-site broadcasting to the nation.

For more information on the Woodford Folk Festival, head to


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Emily Wurramara - Lady Blue     Folk, Indigenous 01/06/2018
Emily Wurrumarra is a proud Indigenous performer from Groote Eylandt, NT. Emily won the Indigenous Queensland Music Award in May for her track Ngarrikwujeyinama, the first single lifted from 'Milyakburra'.
Lady Blue is what my Grandmother called the sea. The sea is majestic, graceful, mysterious and so alluring. It takes me back to spending time with my family on Groote and Bickerton camping and fishing and diving into the sea. I was thinking 'ancient mermaid' when I wrote Lady Blue.

2018 NATIONAL INDIGENOUS MUSIC AWARD FINALIST: Album of the Yea ("Milyakburra")

MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Simon Winkler, 3RRR, Melbourne (VIC)

Stella Donnelly - Talking     Folk, Rock, Pop 30/05/2018
Stella Donnelly’s transforms brutally honest and witty observations into blissful poems about being a millennial woman in the age of Trump, Tinder and third wave feminism.
Talking highlights Donnelly's incredible skill of stripped-back songwriting. Her brutally honest, witty observations of people and relationships are transformed into blissful poems and lyrical punch lines and her relatable is a glimpse into what it’s like being a millennial woman in the age of Trump, Tinder and third wave feminism.

Angus Gill - Starin' Out The Back Of A Car     Country 29/05/2018
Angus Gill’s distinctive vocals and sharp observations that bind his songs, are quite possibly evidence that he may have been on this planet before.
A poignant reflection of the loss and trauma experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of the Stolen Generation. Angus co-wrote the song with highly regarded indigenous singer-songwriter Kevin Bennett and recorded it as a vocal collaboration with Kevin and fellow indigenous performer Amos Morris.

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Dan Sultan - My Kingdom (ft. A.B. Original)     Rock 19/05/2018
This release features tracks from Sultan’s 'Killer', reinterpreted by Dan with some of Australian music's brightest names: A.B. Original, Camp Cope, Meg Mac and Gang Of Youths' Dave Le’aupepe
The powerful rework of 'My Kingdom' sees Briggs and Trials penning new verses for the track, sharing personal stories from their upbringing to add to the original’s already poignant sentiment.

2018 ARIA AWARDS NOMINEE: Best Male Artist, Best Adult Contemporary Album

REMI - My People feat. Thando     Hip Hop, Pop, Soul, Rap 01/05/2018
Having solidified their place at the top of Australia’s soul and hip-hop spectrum, REMI are well-loved Melbourne duo made up of Remi Kolawole & Sensible J.
Effortlessly smooth and brimming with gusto, “My People” matches Remi Kolawole's free flowing rhymes, and Sensible J's eclectic percussion with Zimbabwean-born songstress Thando’s soulful powerhouse voice, all the while coasting along with an undeniable groove.

MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Gloria Brancatisano, SYN, Melbourne (VIC)

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Dave Orr Band - Valley Below     Blues/Roots, Blues, Alternative Country 21/03/2018
Dave Orr Band is a contemporary Blues and roots act based in Brisbane.
A contemporary Blues track about not going down - even though you might be struggling with everyday issues.

Phia - Oxide     Pop, Industrial 07/03/2018
“A live-looping frenzy", classically-trained singer-songwriter Sophia Exiner, also known as Phia, makes music that is abound with luscious layers of harmonies, vocal percussion and vivid pop sensibilities.
Inspired by a viral Facebook post from Björk about the criticism she and other female artists face when their subject matter departs from boyfriends and love songs, Phia read an article about the discovery of 60,000-year-old bacteria alive in subterranean Mexican caves. ‘Oxide’ is from the point-of-view of this micro-organism.

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Other tracks by Phia:  The Woman Who Counted The Stars  -  Washed Away
Butterfingers - Bullet To The Head     Hip Hop, Rock, Pop 03/03/2018
Australia’s cult-classic hip-hop/crossover funsters
‘Bullet to the Head’ is a blistering hot reaction to the stress of modern life due to the overstimulation and hyper-connectivity of social media, email and mobile ‘devices’ in general.

Lucy Wise - Solid Ground     Folk, Rock 15/02/2018
Lucy Wise delights audiences with her masterful storytelling, intricate ukulele and guitar playing and soulful voice. Lucy’s songs sketch stories that are grounded in the realities of everyday experience...
'Solid Ground' draws the listener in with its infectious groove and Appalachian Folk-inspired melody, offering a warm, rich folk-rock band sound. It puts the listener in the shoes of someone finding their feet again after a breakup. The music video for this release was produced by Melbourne filmmaker Rowan Gruner.

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Black Rock Band - Bininj Kunborrk     Rock, Australian Indigenous 31/01/2018
Black Rock Band, rising rockstars of Jabiru are keen to prove their hometown can produce a unique rock fusion of traditional & contemporary music that can make a splash nationwide.
Bininj Kunborrk is a celebration of culture, connection to country, the fight for social justice and the future Black Rock Band want to create for the next generation of children.


The Big ILCH - Barefoot Blues     Funk/Soul, Blues 22/12/2017
A collective of solo artists come together to celebrate the diversity of Australian music and to promote positive musical diversity "accept all music and accept all people"
The Funkiest way to suppress you negative emotions. This song is about finding what makes you happy and use it to keep you happy.

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Other tracks by The Big ILCH:  My Life Is Music  -  You Got It
Hussy Hicks - Mutiny     Blues/Roots 18/10/2017
The Hussy Hicks new single may surprise some with a fuller sound than their normal acoustic tunes but still maintains the roots vibe their fans know and love.
Starting out with some loopy distorted guitar you know what’s coming is not going to be the standard stuff from Hussy Hicks. Sure enough, some heavy bluesy drums and bass come along and Leesa's voice really hits the mark soaring above the down and dirty rhythm track.

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Paddy McHugh - Meanwhile in Wilcannia     Country, Alternative Country, Easy Listening 04/10/2017
Raised in Tamworth, before moving to Sydney and now finally calling Brisbane home, Paddy McHugh is an alternative singer-songwriter who uses his music to tell a story.
Meanwhile in Wilcannia – a charged music track with deep meaning, featuring a guitar solo by country music legend, Troy Cassar-Daley.

Jen Cloher - Regional Echo     Rock, Alternative Country 28/07/2017
Jen Cloher shares her second single 'Regional Echo' from her forthcoming self-titled LP, released Friday 11th August via Milk! Records / Remote Control.
One of the most beautiful and evocative songs on the album, 'Regional Echo' paints an endless landscape of breathtaking but stultifying beauty– miles and miles of suburban sprawl in the summertime which seduces with promises of a mortgaged Australian dream, while simultaneously snuffing out any wishes out of the ordinary.

MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Amelia Jenner, FBi Radio, Sydney (NSW)

2018 AIR AWARDS NOMINEE: Best Independent Artist
2018 AIR AWARDS NOMINEE: Best Independent Album Or Ep (Regional Echo)

2017 THE AGE MUSIC VICTORIA AWARDS NOMINEE: Best Female, Best Album 'Jen Cloher'

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Nattali Rize - Rebel Frequency     Reggae/Dub, Electronic, Reggae 20/06/2017
Dubbed "one of the nation's most refreshing voices" by Rolling Stone, Nattali Rize uses her distinct lyricism and vocal prowess to articulate the global consciousness and energy of the people.
Rebel Frequency sees Nattali Rize bringing a raw truthful delivery across a heavy driving future beat. Pushing progressive modern reggae in her trademark genre bending fashion..

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Other tracks by Nattali Rize:  One People
Screamfeeder - Half Lies     Rock, Pop 13/04/2017
Four piece powerhouse pop punk band Screamfeeder, are back in action after 10 years with new explosive music capturing the hearts and ears of blissful pop rock lovers.
Half Lies instantly encapsulates listeners with the beautiful and punchy slow opening line and guitar melody, to then follow on with the bands trademark twist by upping the pace into an upbeat explosive pop rock sing along, delving into the mechanics of falling in and out of love.

Xavier Rudd - While I'm Gone (Live)     Blues/Roots, Reggae 28/03/2017
Xavier Rudd is one of Australia's greatest artists, activists and spirits who has a gift for connecting with and unifying people through his laid-back musical style.
'While I'm Gone' is an up-beat, reggae-infused track with an uplifting message of positivity and love. This live version of the track which was first released on Xavier's 2015 album NANNA was recorded at a sold-out show in the Netherlands last year and is from his upcoming live album.

Formidable Vegetable Sound System - Dad's Dunny     Folk, Ska, Comedy, Punk 10/02/2017
WA's Formidable Vegetable Sound System has become notorious across the globe for their dynamic live performances promoting sustainability and the joys of gardening through ukulele, horns and glitchy electroswing beats.
Remember the good old Aussie back-yard dunny? Well, in this age of water scarcity and sustainable innovation, it's making a comeback! For the first time this year, Formidable Vegetable Sound System bring us their Number-Two hit song about a long-drop with a difference.


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The Waifs - Ironbark     Folk 02/02/2017
‘Ironbark’ is the first single and title track from The Waifs seventh studio album, due in store March 3, through Jarrah Records and MGM.
A powerful yet delicate anthem, confirming that ‘we were born to survive’, 'Ironbark' is a rarity among the bands catalogue, featuring Josh, Vikki and Donna’s vocals equally throughout the one track.

2018 AIR AWARDS NOMINEE: Best Independent Blues And Roots Album (Ironbark)

Tibet2Timbuk2 - Heart Sutra     World 03/12/2014
Rollicking Tibetan folk, afro-reggae guitar grooves and intricate Indian tabla. Together, Tenzin Choegyal, Marcello Milani and Shen Flindell create a new joyful sound that transcends cultural boundaries.
Heart Sutra is based on the Buddhist mantra of compassion, a prayer for the well-being of all sentient beings everywhere.