Get the band back together for Woodford Folk Festival 2022
Published 14 October 2022
Woodford Folk Festival is back, and ticket sales have already near doubled by this time in 2019 after a two-year hiatus due to lockdowns.
Moreton Bay Deputy Mayor Jodie Shipway urged locals to get in fast and secure their tickets for the return of one of Queensland’s most iconic festivals - before they sell out!
“There was a period when we genuinely didn’t know if Woodford Folk Festival would return following two years of shutdowns, we’ve certainly done what we can to ensure they’re back with force in 2022 and now all we need is for you to get back to Woodfordia and recreate that New Year’s magic,” she said.
“Tickets are selling fast, so I urge you all to get yourselves a ticket while you can!
“The festival normally attracts over 100,000 visitors each year and injects millions of dollars into our local Moreton Bay economy, so it’s a win-win for the region.
“Council and the State Government have invested $5 million into the festival site over the past few years to upgrade the shower and toilet blocks, seal 10km worth of internal roads, install new lighting and develop the famous filtered Lake Gkula.
“Without those investments, the festival may not have survived to get back to this point so we cannot be more thrilled to see it up and thriving once again.
“Seasonal camping tickets are in strong demand this year, while luxury tents have already completely booked out despite increased numbers.
“So get in now and book your tickets because it’s going to be one hell of a party celebrating the return of Woodford Folk Festival.”
Woodfordia general manager Amanda Jackes said ticket sales for the festival will be capped this year and organisers are watching the numbers carefully.
“The good ticket sales are a relief, as the huge cost increases across the board have been a challenge,” she said.
“It’s been a tough couple of years. Some of our suppliers have gone out of business and there was a lot of work to do to bring the site back to life after the shutdowns of the last two years.
“We’ve also opted to make some exciting changes to the event and so the surge in sales is comforting.”
“It will be three years since the last Woodford Folk Festival, and we have enjoyed the challenge of moving forward and bringing about three years of change in one.”
“We think the spirit of this festival will be more powerful than ever. Woodford has been a beloved annual pilgrimage for many and there will so many happy reunions this year.”
The festival programme will be launched on Saturday night the 22nd of October and we're busy putting the final touches to our programme before it goes to the printer.
Tickets are available through the festival’s website: https://woodfordfolkfestival.com/
The 2022 Woodford Folk Festival is supported by the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland and features on the It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar.