Festival of Small Halls


Festival of Small Halls takes the best folk and contemporary acoustic artists performing at two of our country’s largest festivals, and sends them on the road to tiny halls in communities all over Australia. Produced in partnership with many other wonderful Australian festivals, regional partners and great lovers and supporters of folk and contemporary acoustic music, it’s an opportunity for music-lovers from welcoming communities to invite artists from home and abroad.

The artist line-up consists of at least one Australian artist and one international touring artist, who play music of exceptional quality and heart. They are handpicked for the tour, not only because of their beautiful songs and tunes, but because they have the ability to connect with people through storytelling, a good joke (or a truly terrible one), wonderful warmth and a real interest in visiting places a little off the beaten track. Each night of the tour is hosted by volunteers from the local community, so it’s also a chance for a town to show off their warmest welcome and most enthusiastic audiences.

From our farmlands to the flood lands, the rain forests to the outback, Festival of Small Halls audiences can expect a beautiful night of original music, as well as a chance to catch up with their families and friends during a supper break. It’s an all ages event and all are welcome.

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We have informed Bushtimers that we are now aware of positive results from rapid antigen tests have appeared at Woodfordia. Those 5 people have left site.
While we are aware that these tests aren’t always accurate we should presume that there is virus at Bushtime. Our director Bill Hauritz will be addressing the audience at 2:45pm at the Show.
We have been in contact with the Queensland government seeking advice. After talking with our performers we’ve decided to proceed with Bushtime. The show will go on.

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Welcome Woodfordians, Bushtime starts today! 

Whether you want to create, explore trails, chill under the shade or dip in Lake Gkula’s cool waters, we welcome you to genuinely connect to the beautiful surroundings of Woodfordia.

It's not too late to join us, we have just a few tickets left - immerse in the wonderful musical programme, dance workshops and yoga, bush walks and talks to celebrate the new year. For those of you already joining us, don't forget to check out our programme of workshops, talks and free events via the link in our bio!

#bushtime #jinibaracountry #greatoutdoors #livemusic #woodfordia #thisisqueensland #holidaydreaming

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The finishing touches are going up everywhere on site at Woodfordia. We are so thankful to our build crew who make everything look so special. We can't wait to show you all how lush and green everything is. Bushtime starts tomorrow, (there are still a few tickets if you want to join in) but no matter where and how you are celebrating we wish you all a wonderful holiday season. #bushtime #jinibaracountry #greatoutdoors #livemusic #woodfordia #thisisqueensland #holidaydreaming ...

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Wishing all Woodfordians - and all beings everywhere - happiness, health, peace and contentment. ...

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Need a break? Come to Bushtime. Where else can you camp lake side while enjoying world class music, workshops, talks and food? We are less than 90 mins from Brisbane and about an hour from the Sunshine coast. Come stay with us, and let us take care of your new years plans. Check out the link in our bio.
Tag and share with your friends and family! #bushtime #jinibaracountry #greatoutdoors #livemusic #woodfordia #thisisqueensland #holidaydreaming

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Just 5 days to go before we are celebrating the end of the year with you all at Bushtime. We can't wait to gather on Jinibara country with you, our volunteers, stallies, artists and presenters for all of the magic of a Summer at Woodfordia. There are still a few tickets available, so grab your friends and family and join us via the link in the bio.

#bushtime #jinibaracountry #greatoutdoors #livemusic #woodfordia #thisisqueensland #holidaydreaming

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It's only one week until we'll all be choosing our campsites, taking our first splashes into Lake Gkula and settling in for a week of music and joy at Bushtime on Jinibara Country. See you there. #bushtime #jinibaracountry #greatoutdoors #livemusic #woodfordia #thisisqueensland #holidaydreaming Image by Gavin Ryan ...

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We had someone wondering recently if Bushtime would have a good amount of wonderful music - we think so! Over the week you can enjoy: @restlessmusic1976 and Roger Illot, @crysscoleman , @thebarleyshakes , The Barleyshakes Duo, @the.stowaways.music , @whoisashajefferies , @thedawnlight_music , @electricfields_music , Greg Sheehan, @tibet_effect , @mattyglive , @sarahkoppenmusic , Good Tunes Band, Andrew Veivers, Eumundi School of Rock Teen Superbands feat. @katie_noonan_music , @tokotontaiko , @@lovegrovemusic , @dayofembers , @north.and.elsewhere , @dangeroussong , @thesteelesyndicate , Kim Kirkman, @jackiemarshallmakesmusic , Bunya Irish Ceili Band, @katemillerheidke , @buttercatsmusic , @zoequinnmusic , Kim Kirkman, @emily_maguire_music , @womenindocs , DJ Katch, @dub_zoo, Tyrone (Alone), @obscureorchestra , @busbymarou PLUS dance, yoga, visual arts workshops... and perhaps most importantly for Bushtime... camp hangs.

#bushtime #jinibaracountry #greatoutdoors #livemusic #woodfordia #thisisqueensland #holidaydreaming Image by Jen Quodling

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After the rush of Christmas, you can plan your own #yoga retreat and attend hours of classes at Bushtime each day if you choose! No need to book, just BYO mat and drop in!
#jinibara #greatoutdoors #bushtime #woodfordia #thisisqueensland #holidaydreaming

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