Sept 25th – 27th 2015, Homerule Rainforest QLD

A three day festival celebrating music & the arts in the Far North Queensland rainforest 

WALLABY CREEK FESTIVAL 2015

Wallaby Creek Festival is created each year by a small team of dedicated volunteer workers from the Cape York Folk Club who put an enormous effort and work tirelessly to make it all happen with the generous help of others. 

We need others to step up and become a part of this wonderful community driven event, especially locals.

ALL KEY VOLUNTEER POSITIONS BECOME VACANT early 2015
 and Understudies for the Directors are needed

COORDINATORS 

ENTERTAINMENT: Programming, Bands2015, Workshops, Childrens Festival.
COMMERCE:   Gate, Ticketing, Sponsorship & promotions, Merchandise, Info Lounge
SITE & CONSTRUCTION:  Site Director, Construction, Visuals, Signs, Recycling, Lighting
HOSPITALITY:  Bar, Pizza Oven Manager, Prefestival and Postfestival Kitchen
Also looking for Understudy for all coordinator positions.

PLEASE NOTE ALL POSITIONS ARE VOLUNTEER

What They Said, 2014: 

Coming to perform at Wallaby Creek Festival 2014 was an experience like no other. As well as the extraordinarily stunning setting, we were treated to a display of warmth and generosity that we had not experienced at any other festival, whether in Australia or abroad. From the coordination of a full green room area, stocked with food and drink making facilities, to the skill of the sound engineers and stage managers, and the cabin accommodation, we were treated to a real VIP artist experience. The punters were warm and welcoming and the breadth of music was inspiring. One thing that made a huge impression on us was the opportunity to bond with other musicians and share stories of a life lived in the pursuit of musical creation. We were able to forge connections with other musicians and bands based in different cities to us that are now leading to collaborative ventures – putting on gigs together, lending tips and advice on everything from gear to touring to grants, lending voices and instrumentation to each others recordings… In this way, Wallaby Creek was completely unique to us – functioning as a hub in which relationships with fellow musicians could be forged, which, in an industry that can often leave artists feeling overwhelming and isolated, is so important. We left Wallaby Creek feeling completely energised and rejuvenated, full of new musical connections and new friendships. [Rachel By The Stream].

FANTASTIC FESTIVAL- great organisation, beautiful setting and wonderful network of caring people as well as inspiring performers. My first but not my last.

Kallidad:   Muchos Gracias!

Dee & Jason Dean:  Jason & I would like to thank, all the stalls that attended the festival this year, with out you, we wouldn’t have a great market place for the festival people. We would like to thank all of us committee members & volunteers for making another great festival year, without any of these people the festival would never happen. As been a part of this for many years, this year was the best group of members & thank you for us being a part of something so special, we love our wallaby family.

WHAT AN AWESOME FESTIVAL!! Big ups to all the party peeps at Wallaby Creek for tearin up the D-Floors with The Dialers!!!
We had an absolute BLAST partyin with ya’s!!
Till next time! ;) YEEEWWWWW!!!!!  Robert Vernau

Pacha Mamma  Thank You everyone at Wallaby Creek for having us. We will be buzzing till the end of the year. Thanks for inviting us to your place we loved it. www.facebook.com/pachamammamusic

Chocolate Strings    Thank you thank you thank you!!!! We had an amazing time up at the festival – the site is an absolute beauty!! Thanks for having us, hope to see you again soon :)

Crystal Haynes Agreed!! Thanks to all who put it all together. Had a blast.

Gail Betts Was awesome …thanks to u Sandy, Waratah, Jen, & all the volunteers ….Gudju Gudju mob had a great time

Barefoot Belles True! I agree, The vibe, the line up , the weather, the crew and the enormous effort from the committee members. Thank you all.
Big Cheers, what a great year!
I missed playing with Roz, but thanks to those who saw Sweet Jayne. Lee and I had a ball and now keen to do a bit more. we might surface again sometime in the future. The Belles will be back next year!

Nigel Wearne: Wishing I was on my way to Wallaby Creek again this year. I had an absolute blast performing at the festival in 2013! Do yourselves a favour festival goers…check out Melbourne singer-songwriter, Mandy Connell. She’s incredible, you won’t regret it! Hope to see you all again in the years to come. Cheers,

Contact  info@wallabycreekfestival.org.au
07.40603102  or 40696878


The Festival 2015  

Wallaby Creek Festival is a multi-cultural, family-friendly and community orientated event,
with a relaxed, nurturing, intimate atmosphere.

Free camping amongst the lush grounds at Home Rule Rainforest Lodge is available to all ticket holders.

Workshops, performers, activities and childrens festival activities are plentiful and inlcude craft, sculpture, face painting, movies, the Children’s Parade and much more!!

The festival provides an ideal September holiday destination for families.

Food & market stalls are presented throughout the festival to tempt your viewing, tasting and shopping pleasures and an extensive music program is offered across 2 main stages and the Brackets & Jams stage.

2015 will include some of Australia’s well loved festival bands as well as showcasing artists from surrounding towns and indigenous communities. Check the 2014 performers.

The festival grounds come alive with street theatre and dynamic activities, workshops and exhibits and walks to the spectacular Home Rule Falls and unique tropical rainforest displays are offered throughout the weekend.

Wallaby Creek Festival

 

Wallaby Creek Festival and Cape York Folk Club IncWallaby Creek Festival is presented by Cape York Folk Club Inc. Wallaby Creek Festival gratefully acknowledges the financial assistance from the Queensland Government through: 

RADF (Regional Arts Development Fund) Arts Queensland www.arts.qld.gov.au 
and from
Cook Shire Councilwww.cook.qld.gov.au.

The Regional Arts Development Fund is a Queensland Government and COOK SHIRE COUNCIL partnership to support local arts and culture

   THANK YOU TO OUR GREAT SPONSORS FOR 2014

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Cairns-Cooktown-Express (Cairns Bus Charters) (07) 4059 1423
brought our musos this year

 

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The Kroovs:
September saw us make the trip up to Wallaby Creek Festival, in our humble opinion on of the greatest festivals in North Queensland. We took to the stage with our great friends Timber and Wood, as a five piece new act called The Waywoods.
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Sandra Lloydsee you at Yungaburra in a coupla days!!7 days ago

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Happy New Year Wallabies! First gig is in MARCH (not Feb, the entertainment organiser isnt organised yet :) - Window to the Wallaby with local musos, and the AGM - this is your chance to become a part of the festival crew! Watch This Space! ... See MoreSee Less

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Dee Jason Deanhey hun let us know date & we will be their1   ·  2 weeks ago

Jennifer MidgleyThe year has begun and we need people to fill positions so that we can have a festival this year, portfolio managers needed! All expenses reimbursed for these volunteer positions. :)2 weeks ago

Dee Jason DeanJennifer Midgley, ive got a young couple that are very keen to help,will be catching up with them soon to see where they can help out, cant wait to see you all1   ·  2 weeks ago

Jennifer MidgleyGood stuff Dee, can't wait to meet Isobel!2 weeks ago

Natalie MoreiraJennifer Midgley I am interested in applying for portfolio manager position. Do you have a list & further info of positions to fill.. I spent time in children's play space last year & would like to be part of it this year.1   ·  2 weeks ago

Jennifer MidgleyThat's excellent Natalie, I am forming up a list this week and will post it on fb for you, also putting it in our local paper.1   ·  2 weeks ago

Bronwyn SieverdingHey Guys.....at our girlie dinner we did a mini fundraiser.....two ice buckets - donation in one and nomination in the other....at the end of the evening Mick from River of Gold drew the winner - THE WALLABY!! has Penny Louise Johnson been in touch??1   ·  2 weeks ago

Jennifer MidgleyNot yet! That's FAB that community thinks of us & supports us in the way they do ~ not feeling like an island <31   ·  2 weeks ago

Sky Riki RixonHey Jen, can't WAIT to be involved this year with you guys! Really looking forward to meeting you all and getting he ball rolling :-)1   ·  1 week ago

Jennifer Midgleywell Sky, that sounds fantastic. Where abouts do you live?1 week ago

Jennifer Midgleyand promotions will be your game...1 week ago

Sky Riki RixonI live in Trinity Beach but can get anywhere to you guys pretty much any time (with arrangement for my retail space to be looked after). Def love to be involved in promos as well as a couple of other areas too to help out!1   ·  1 week ago

Jennifer Midgleywe will be advertising our AGM soon, but before that I will put up a list of available volunteer positions :)1 week ago

Sky Riki RixonAwesome stuff Jen!! I am actually away for a couple of weeks in Feb (I have to go to Rio's Carnivale!! ;-p) But would actually LOVE to arrange to meet up before then as I have a few things in the pipe line I would love to talk with you about....1 week ago

Jennifer Midgleywell on the 7th of Feb we are having birthday drinks for me! at the Lion's Den, Clarkey and the All Stars are playing. Could you come up for that? Otherwise I am in Cairns on the 15th Feb. Lucky you going to RIO!!!5 days ago

Sky Riki RixonOoooo Jen!! U know wat, I will be SUPER organised n love to come up for ur bday drinks! Will u b avail a little before so we can talk business before bevies? I actually fly out to Syd on the evening of the 8th n then not back in cairns til the 27th so will miss u down here too! 😊5 days ago

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Happy New Year Wallabies! Looking forward to a joyous, dancing, music-filled 2015. First gig coming up "Window to the Wallaby" in Cooktown this February. Local musicians playing for our local festival promotion :) Earthbeat FNQ, Dan Hodgson, Barefoot Belles Kerryn Brejnak and food by Neng or John the Wog.... ... See MoreSee Less

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Jennifer Midgleyorganising, organising, seems the Den already has Clarkey & the All stars for this date - maybe I don't need to do any organising after all??3 weeks ago

Jennifer Midgleyconsidering his men did manned our third stage this last fest...3 weeks ago

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Since we're heading bush tomorrow, it seems it's time to reflect on the year that's passed. 2014 has been an incredible year for the band. It feels like a blur- everything meshed into a constant stream of energy and excitement, punctuated with seemingly endless car trips in the trusty Land Cruiser, and countless trips to and from Sydney airport! Highlights included:

- Opening fiestas at Beach Burrito Fortitude Valley and Beach Burrito West End in Brisbane
- Nannup Music-Festival - and the craziness that followed!
- Supporting Tijuana cartel in VIC and NSW
- Getting heavy attention from about 15 military police in Brisbane during G20 - apparently facepaint is a big no-no when the politicians are in town!
- Wallaby Creek Festival - THE WATERFALL!
- Getting knocked out in the semis at The Star band competition- but then getting hired by their booking agents and scoring some sweet gigs!
- Day of the Dead at Jam Gallery - seeing the whole crowd in facepaint was amazing!
- Our new friends the drag queens at Northmead Bowling Club! Lookin' good ladies!

We've met so many people, played so many shows, seen so many new places and gained so much experience this year. It's been wonderful. We're a completely different band than we were twelve months ago- it seems like we were totally clueless back then! Fingers crossed 2015 can be as exciting, productive and hilarious!
We also sincerely hope that Senor Bang Bang won't miss any planes this year!

Thanks for the chance to live our dreams and have such a wonderful and challenging time trying to make our way in this crazy world! See you in 2015 - wherever you are- we're going to come your way and play for you!

If you have a favourite Kallidad memory from 2014 we'd love to hear it! Comment below!

Much love and many thanks. Cya soon amigos!
Kallidad
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Dawn BarringtonMay the dream continue :)1   ·  4 weeks ago

Tara KayMeeting you guys was great! Can't wait till next year :)1   ·  4 weeks ago

Deb EdwardsRoll on Nannup 2015! Can't wait to see you guys tear the roof off again. You may struggle to get a quiet breaky at the cafe!2   ·  4 weeks ago

Bill ShieldsYeah guys keep on rocking, have a great new year, in Cairns for a few months, catch up soon 🎶1   ·  4 weeks ago

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