The Northern Folk headline The River Folk Festival in 2022.
An annual, three-day folk-roots music festival located in the picturesque Warburton (in Victoria's Yarra Valley), The River Folk Festival returns to the festival calendar after being forced to cancel the last two years due to the pandemic.
Last staged in 2019 when Tinpan Orange and The Maes headlined, The River Folk Festival showcases local, regional, and national musicians and performers.
"We are pretty thrilled to share with you the first round line-up for The River Folk Festival 2022! And what an incredible collection of acts," share the event organisers.
"Welcome to the epic and unique collective of ten songsmiths and instrumentalists that is The Northern Folk; world-class gypsy jazz outfit Cigány Weaver led by exceptional vocalist Jo Davie; sunshiney folk poet Alana Wilkinson; fearless and intrepid vocalist and cellist extraordinaire Monique Clare.
"Rich Davies & The Low Road bring their own brand of high energy folk n roll; [as does] Australian Folk Music Awards' 2021 Solo Artist Of The Year Ruth Hazleton; powerhouse songstress Anna Smyrk; honey-voiced folk festival troubadour Liz Frencham; lauded songwriters and outlaw folk historians Above The Bit; earthy and emotive lyricist Todd Cook; and acoustic dreamy folk outfit Tinman."
"We're OUTRAGEOUSLY excited to get back to The River Folk Festival in Victoria this October!" beams Cigány Weaver.
"This was our last festival before everything closed down in 2020, so it's extra special to be back, playing in quartet mode."
Adds Alana Wilkinson: "Over the moon to finally be able to play The River Folk Festival with some of my favourites after it was cancelled last year.
"Honestly, my heart does the most impressive backflip every time I remember that playing at festivals is a thing again. YAYAYAAYAY!"
While Ruth Hazleton is ecstatic to be part of the line-up: "The River Folk Festival is BACK, baby and I'm so very chuffed to be included in this line-up."
The River Folk Festival returns to Warburton (Yarra Valley) 30 September until 2 October, 2022.