No paid performers, no Festival fee! JUNE Fri. 8th – Mon. 11th
Newcastle and Hunter Valley Folk Club’s Festival SESSIONFEST is now entering into it’s 9th year, the fifth year at BARGOED HOUSE, SWANSEA, a privately-owned pristine nature reserve, gated to protect flora and fauna, and a ‘hidden treasure’ quietly tucked away on the shores of beautiful LAKE MACQUARIE, with the outside world only 5 minutes away!
The attractions include spacious camping facilities, close to the lake, a creek running through the site, walking trails and wildlife surrounding the central Sports Oval, (for footy, cricket, Kites) or whatever you choose. Also a Boat ramp, fishing spots, Tennis Court, Canoes, childrens & toddler fenced Playgrounds, Mini Putt Putt and more, so bring all your gear to play! The site’s Facilities are well adapted to large groups, including a Camp Kitchen, all ‘mod.cons’, a large outdoor undercover BBQ, Community Hall for wet weather (BYO Chair) and lots of established Campfire sites. This is a unique and intimate site, with our unique and intimate ‘kid friendly’ Festival. Our dedicated sites will again be on the Lakeside, at the POINT.
SESSIONFEST is a Session FEAST, and session etiquette applies! Come and sing, play, yarn, swap, learn, teach, and encourage. We dare you to try something different, through all facets of Folk – we can all become ‘lunchtime’ performers, both young and old, with opportunities to present at our daily ‘Walk-up’ afternoon and evening concerts, and we love it!
Please tell your friends, and help us spread the word……PROGRAM available on site.
7.00pm – Saturday Night -Theme Concert will be: ’Aussie Hero’s’
7.00pm – Sunday Night – Great Gospel Gathering – BYO Songs!
Camping Fees are $5.00 per person (incl. kids) per night, payable at gate Gate opening times:
Friday 11.00am – 10.00pm hourly
Sat. & Sun 10, 11, 12 3, 4, 5 8, 9, 10
Monday 10, 11, 12, 1pm then by request on the hour
Day Trippers: Very welcome, daily fee of $3.00 p/p payable at the entry gate
We are asking for willing helpers: Gate roster,and Firewood supplies, please! Contact: Lainey 0421 412 358 / 02 4954 34 55 or Bilbo 0410 584 533
Map: available at www.newcastlehuntervalleyfolkclub.org.au/sessionfest
Lainey Velt – Sessionfest Co-ordinator & NHVFC Vice President, Ron Brown President