Cobargo Folk Festival's world of music

TICKETS are still available for the 2014 Cobargo Folk Festival.

The event begins on Thursday night with a free concert and will continue until Sunday.

The 19th annual festival is being held at the Cobargo Showground and is organised by the Yuin Folk Club.

Club representative Coral Vorbach said preparation for the festival had been great.

Ms Vorbach encouraged everyone to head along and tickets will still be available at the gate.

She said around 4000 people are expected to attend this year’s festival.

“We are very excited,” she said.

“We have our fingers crossed on having good weather.”

The 2014 festival will feature a broad musical program, ranging from Irish folk to blues and jazz.

On eight stages, there will be a mix of folk and world music acts, blues and roots, dance and more.

This year’s line-up is led by overseas acts The Underscore Orkestra, Jonathon Bob Lynne, The Beez and Alistair Brown.

Representing Australia are the likes of Reg Mombassa and Pete Doherty’s Dog Trumpet, Pukara, Doug DeVries, Bruce Mattiske and Steady Eddy.

The Bega Valley will boast performers including Mike Martin, Melanie Horsnell, Pete Wild, Sam McMahon, Connor Ross, The Jones Brothers, Damien Coen, The Mumbullah Dahs and Ubeautukes.

In addition, a Youth Showcase concert will highlight the local area’s rising talent.

Highlights of the three-day festival include Saturday night’s special concert from 6pm.

Tickets are available for $45 and feature acts will include The Underscore Orkestra, The Beez and The Dorothy-Jane Band.

The Gulaga will host a John Dengate tribute concert, which Ms Vorbach said should be a highlight.

Full details of the program and performers can be found on the website, www.cobargofolkfestival.com.

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