In 2022, the inaugural Archie Roach Stage was launched at the Port Fairy Folk Festival to great acclaim. It returns in 2024 as an ongoing partnership between Port Fairy Folk Festival and the Archie Roach Foundation, with support from Creative Victoria and Creative Australia.
In July 2022, national treasure and Eastern Maar Elder, Uncle Archie Roach AC left peacefully for the Dreamtime and as a community we collectively felt the impact of losing one of this country’s greatest song men and storytellers.
At last year’s Port Fairy Folk Festival, the Archie Roach Stage was buzzing, and festival-goers packed in to learn, listen and dance along to all genres of music from First Nations artists from all corners of the continent. And this year will be no different, with performances from a brilliant array of First Nations artists and musicians as well as conversations and workshops.
Many of Uncle Archie’s long time musical collaborators, friends and family will come together to honour his legacy across the long weekend including Alice Skye, Arrkula Yinbayarra (feat Dr Shellie Morris AO), Charlie Needs Braces, Christine Anu, Jem Cassar-Daley, Joe Geia Band, and Roger Knox.
Port Fairy Folk Festival takes place in Port Fairy, Victoria over the Labour Day long weekend, 8-11 March 2024. Final tickets on sale now. To book your spot and explore the region visit portfairyfolkfestival.com