Folk festival goes online

Staff writers

The 19th Boolarra Folk Festival will stream online Saturday, February 27 at 2pm.

To ensure the safety of the artists and the community, there will be no physical event this year and it will be streamed via Facebook.

The folk festival committee is recommending people enjoy the music this year from the comfort of their home, or perhaps with friends and family if restrictions allow.

The Boolarra Folk Festival Facebook page will host the event.

The Facebook page will also have previews in the lead up to the show.

Viewers do not need to be a Facebook member to see the show, nor do they need to make bookings or get tickets to access this free event. Simply click the Facebook page link on the day.

Although the experience will be quite different from previous years, the fundamental purpose of the festival remains the same – to celebrate music, people and the continuity of the event in the community.

The committee is thrilled to welcome back Brian Nankervis as compere and has selected a wonderful mix of newcomers and past festival favourites to entertain music lovers young and old.

All performances have been pre-recorded exclusively for the festival by local media and arts businesses Nanoo Nanoo and Brett Van Hoorn Music, under strict COVIDSafe conditions.