Woodford's party plans unveiled

WOODFORD Folk Festival: saving the world one party at a time.

That was how festival director Bill Hauritz described plans for the 26th instalment of the festival when the line-up was announced on Saturday.

The list features 400 acts who will perform on 20 stages throughout six days and nights.

Headlining the festival will be Australia's Gotye whose Somebody That I Used To Know "break-up" duet with Kiwi sensation Kimbra is the most successful Australian single in more than 10 years.

"I personally think he is a standout of the festival," said Mr Hauritz.

"He is an amazing performer."

De Pedro, Cloud Control, Xavier Rudd, The Herd, Jordie Lane, Skipping Girl Vinegar and Owl Eyes are among others to take to the stage.

This year sees a return to the roots of the festival and features more traditional folk acts.

Mr Hauritz said this was a deliberate move to bring the festival back to its core.

"It's about bringing people together and having them become part of the festival rather than just consumers," he said.

As well as live music there are a host of workshops, yoga classes, debates and political discussions.

Woodford Folk Festival runs from December 27-January 1. Tickets are on sale now from