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If you’re still looking for something to do for New Year’s Eve that will include hours of dancing both before and after the countdown, sharing a smooch with a special someone (or just a sweaty stranger), and drunkenly talking about new year’s resolutions that you may or may not forget in the morning, we’ve compiled a list of gigs to help you ring in this New Year’s Eve!
It feels like the furthest I’ve been away from home in the last few months has been my local IGA, and that place in Chinatown that lets you order through the wall. A few steps away from an authentic Asian experience perhaps, but I was trying my best to be open minded.
Brisband The Cairos however have gone several extra steps, touring just about everywhere following their Dream of Reason release- including Asia, but Alistar and Reuben stopped to sit and chat at Woodford Folk Festival while busily sketching what can be described as a conceptual and very slightly penis-shaped series on the table beside us.Â
It makes for a refreshing start to an event when the standard festival gateway of confiscated hip flasks and burly security guards are replaced by a huge woven bamboo structure by Taiwanese artist Wang Wen Chih and a smiling group of volunteers.
It’s been a busy year for Husky. After releasing their highly anticipated new albumÂ Ruckers Hill,Â the band have made a string of headline and festival appearances to crowds new and old, the intimacy of their live shows and soulful lyrics making for a moving and ultimately enthralling performance.
So when frontman Husky Gawenda sat down in a small, but thankfully air-conditioned backroom at Woodford Folk Festival, it was with a degree of restraint that I managed to keep the chorus of ‘History’s Door’ firmly under my breath.Â
Woodford Folk Festival will stick in the mind as one of the most laid back environments you could possibly hope for when it comes to a few days of camping, drinking, and absorbing the smooth sounds of international folk, rock, soul, and world music that constantly permeates the blue skies of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.Â