New Art & Animation Planned for the Campground
Wandering the Festival Campground and stumbling across interactive structures, people hosting workshops and games, art, intriguing oddities… it’s an experience regarded as one of the best parts of Folk Fest by many festival goers.
It’s a sense of wonder and imagination that attracts campers to this temporary city every year. The community that gathers in the campground every July bursts with creativity and generosity, translating into a fun five days for all who camp! This summer, there will be a number of new animations to enjoy.
Climb up the wooden Trojan Horse to a platform for a view like no other. Watch the stars, and – if we’re lucky – the northern lights at night. As it will tower over the field of tents, the Trojan Horse will be the perfect landmark to meet up with friends before heading out the festival site to take in the music.
The Pyramid of Folk will be another focal point of the campground. Intricate designs are carved into the walls and lights within will illuminate the pyramid like a beacon in the night. Crawl in and admire the calming scene after the musical offerings on Main Stage have ended for the day.
Speaking of music, we have some more small stages to look forward to seeing music on amongst the tents. The fine folks from The Bel Air Mansion site are setting up a stage for acoustic sets by local artists. The stage will also host LED poi-spinners and live art! The KoalaTea Canopy will be hard to miss. Let its colourful glow guide you towards the geodesic dome with a stage and art underneath. Campers are invited to bring their own instruments for a jam or open mic spot.
The campers that built the ever-popular Folk Fest Glow Bowling lane are building something new this year that’s sure to be a smash. Step right up to the Folk Fest High Striker, grab a soft mallet and whack the button with all your might! Let’s see who can light up the striker to the very top.
A large, collage-style collection of painting will be on display, called Poor People Like To Dance Too. It’s an upbeat, colourful commentary on poverty that will draw campers in to create an atmosphere that most people are hungry for – human connection.
Click here for a preview of all the exciting projects campers are creating this year. This will be another year for the books!
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