Port Fairy Folk Festival announces first wave of 2024 artists led by Graham Nash

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Port Fairy Folk Festival announces first wave of 2024 artists led by Graham Nash

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The Folkie has given fans the first taste of talent locked in to play at the upcoming event.

Every March long weekend, the Port Fairy Folk Festival takes over the quaint coastal town in a celebration of all things grassroots, down-to-earth and community-focused, bringing together thousands of folk musicians and fans from across the world.

The festival has just announced the first performers for the 2024 event, headed by the legendary Graham Nash.

Port Fairy Folk Festival 1st Artist Lineup

  • Alice Skye
  • Cam Cole (Eng)
  • Daoiri Farrell (Ire)
  • Gaby Moreno (GTM)
  • Gangar (Nor)
  • Gnoss (Sco)
  • Graham Nash (USA)
  • Lorraine Nash (Ire)
  • Quote The Raven (Can)
  • Sarah Blasko
  • Sons of the East
  • The Songbirds (Int)
  • Teho (Fin)

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A former member of the Hollies and Crosby, Stills and Nash, Graham Nash is an icon of folk music. Acclaimed for his light tenor voice and impressive songwriting skills, Nash is an internationally beloved figure who has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice for his contributions to the musical zeitgeist.

His trip over for the Folkie will see him embark on his first-ever Australia and New Zealand headline tour, performing songs from across his 60-year musical career alongside longtime partners Shane Fontayne and Todd Caldwell.

“We are honoured to have icons such as Graham Nash perform at our festival. Our audiences will be drawn to his storytelling and song which I am sure can be found in many record collections around the world,” says Port Fairy Folk Festival Program Director Justin Rudge.

“This first lineup represents contemporary and classic folk as told through some of the greatest singer-songwriters of today and we are so excited to be sharing this music with music lovers and the community of Port Fairy.”

Other international performers include fellow Americans Cam Cole, The Songbird and Gaby Moreno, as well as Canada’s Quote The Raven, Norway’s Gangar, Scotland’s Gnoss, and Finland’s Teho. From Ireland comes Daoiri Farrell and Lorraine Nash.

Australian talent including Alice Skye, Sarah Blasko and Sons of the East are also set to take part.

This announcement is only the first to come from the festival, so stay tuned for future updates.

The Port Fairy Folk Festival runs from March 8 to 11. Earlybird tickets are on sale now – grab yours here.

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