Dreaming a festival

Country roots band The Flood will perform at The Dreaming at the Woodford Folk Festival site this long weekend in June.

From June 6-9, Australias largest annual gathering of Indigenous artists and performers will showcase and share their talents and culture at The Dreaming Australias International Indigenous Festival.

Staged at the beautiful Woodford Folk Festival site, The Dreaming is a celebration where audiences can experience a mix of traditional and contemporary Indigenous arts, ceremony and culture.

For four nights and three days visitors to the festival will be treated to a feast of performing arts, ceremonies, traditional healing, galleries, rituals, campfire story circles and a mass of stalls, workshop avenues and food outlets. The program also features film and literature components, new media and digital technologies, a food and wine fair, comedy, street performers, plays, dance and a youth program.

Indigenous performers and artists, songmen and women, custodians, and storytellers travel from across our nation and abroad to share their culture with the festival audience.

With the Australian governments apology to the stolen generation, festival organisers are anticipating a particularly celebratory vibe this year.

A new momentum has developed within Australia, and its time to witness, experience and celebrate our unique Indigenous cultures, festival director Rhoda Roberts said.

Tickets are on sale at www.thedreamingfestival.com. Or phone the festival office on (07) 5496 1066.


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