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2019 Port Fairy Folk Festival

One of the pioneering females in folk music, Melanie, will perform exclusively at
Port Fairy Folk Festival in March, in honour of the 50th anniversary of the legendary Woodstock Music Festival which shot this iconic artist to fame. In 1969 Melanie graced the Woodstock stage, playing Close To It All, Momma Momma, Beautiful People, Animal Crackers, Mr. Tambourine Man, Tuning My Guitar, and Birthday of the Sun to over 400,000 people in the three day festival of peace and music.

In 2019, fifty years on, Melanie will re-recreate music from this line-up plus favourites such as Brand New Key and Lay Down (Candles in the Rain) in her only Australian appearance. “For years people have been asking me, ‘Are you going to do Port Fairy?’ This is the year I can say YES!” – Melanie

The 2019 Port Fairy Folk Festival will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Woodstock in a special event, Fairy Tale of Port Fairy: Woodstock 50 Years in the Making, which will feature Melanie alongside an incredible line-up of musicians who will recreate music from the legendary festival:
• High Flying Bird (Richie Havens) – performed by Margret RoadKnight
• Fixing to Die Rag (Country Joe McDonald) – performed by Margret RoadKnight
• Piece of My Heart (Janis Joplin) – performed by Front Country (USA)
• White Rabbit (Jefferson Airplane) – performed by Melisande (CAN)
• Dance to the Music (Sly & The Family Stone) – performed by Melisande (CAN)
• Ophelia (The Band) – performed by Tomato Tomato (CAN)
• Oh Happy Days (Joan Baez) – performed by Suzette Herft
• Joe Hill (Joan Baez) – performed by Suzette Herft
• To Love Somebody (Janis Joplin) – performed by Marcia Howard
• Gold Bless the Child (Sly & The Family Stone) – performed by Marcia Howard
• Blackbird (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young) – performed by The Naked Waiters (USA)
• Pinball Wizard (The Who) – performed by The Naked Waiters (USA)
• Fire (Jimi Hendrix) – performed by Z Star
• Voodoo Child (Jimi Hendrix) – performed by Z Star
• See Me Feel Me (The Who) – performed by Les Chauffeur a Pieds
• Me and Bobby McGee (Janis Joplin) – performed by Les Chauffeur a Pieds
• Coming into Los Angeles (Arlo Guthrie) – performed by Nick Barker
• My Generation (The Who) – performed by Nick Barker
And more to be announced.

The Port Fairy Folk Festival will take place from Friday 8 to Monday 11 March 2019. Tickets to the 2019 Port Fairy Folk Festival are available at portfairyfolkfestival.com



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