Woodfordia is a 500-acre environmental parkland located in the Moreton Bay region of the Qld Sunshine Coast Hinterland, on Jinibara Country, which is just over 1 hour north of Brisbane. The land is dedicated to the arts and humanities and is underpinned by a strong sense of environmentalism.

The property is managed by the Queensland Folk Federation, a not-for-profit Incorporated Association and recognised charitable institution, which presents the Woodford Folk Festival and The Planting annually.

Events at Woodfordia

Woodford Folk Festival

The Woodford Folk Festival is a multi arts festival celebrating music, dance, ceremony, theatre, spoken word, comedy, visual arts, street theatre and cabaret. Over 2,500 artists will be programmed across 38 venues over the six days.

The programme of events run will run from 6am to 3am (4am on NYE) daily over the six days - 27th December to 1st January annually. Day visitors will attend from 8am until late (early hours of the morning).

Over the 6 days of the festival an aggregate attendance of 126,000 is estimated. This represents between 18,000 - 22,000 people onsite each day. Most people coming to the festival will choose to stay for the season and camp onsite (75%). Between 4,000 - 8,000 day visitors will attend each day of the festival with 50% choosing to camp overnight.

The majority of season campers will arrive at the festival on either Christmas Day or Boxing Day and leave on the 2 January. The majority of day visitors will arrive between 9 and 11am and leave from 10 – 12 midnight, or the following morning for those camping overnight.

Under the Moreton Bay Planning Scheme, the Woodford Folk Festival will operate as a major event.

For more information - https://woodfordfolkfestival.com

The Planting

The Planting is a festival celebrating the arts, environment and learning. During the day workshops, talks and demonstrations are scheduled over 20 venues and workshops spaces following by a cultural programme of entertainment (music, dance, ceremony, comedy and film) in the evening.

The programme of events will run from 6pm to 12 midnight on Friday and 6am - 12 midnight on Saturday and Sunday. The event will be held on the Qld May long-weekend annually.

Over the three days of the festival an aggregate attendance of 10,000 is estimated. This represented between 3,000 - 4,000 people onsite each day.

The majority of people will arrive between 12midday and 7pm on the Friday. Day visitors will arrive between 9am – 10am and leave between 10 – 11pm on the Saturday and Sunday.

Under the Moreton Bay Planning Scheme, The Planting will operate as a moderate event.

For more information - https://theplantingfestival.com

Tough Mudder

Tough Mudder is an adventure challenge series held in locations around the world. The Tough Mudder event presents 10-20km obstacle courses designed by Special Forces to test all-around strength, stamina, mental grit, teamwork and camaraderie.

The Saturday and Sunday of the Event will be run as individual days, with Saturday course starting times 7am-8pm and Sunday 8am-7pm.

Participants will be released in waves of approximately 300-500 people per wave, in intervals of 15/20 minutes, starting from 7am (8am on Sunday) through to early afternoon. On average participants will take around 3 hours to get around the course.

Over the two days of the festival an aggregate attendance of 8,000 - 10,000 is estimated. The majority of participants will come on the first day.

The majority of participants will arrive by car just prior to their scheduled race therefore the arrival and departing traffic will be staggered over the weekend from 7am on Saturday and 8am on the Sunday.

Under the Moreton Bay Planning Scheme, Tough Mudder will operate as a moderate event.

For more information - http://toughmudder.com.au

Calendar of events

Woodford Folk Festival Tuesday 27th Dec 2016 - Sunday 1st Jan 2017
The Planting Festival Friday 28th - Sunday 30th April
Tough Mudder Saturday 20th - Sunday 21st May
Woodford Folk Festival Wednesday 27th Dec 2017 - Monday 1st Jan 2018
The Planting Festival Friday 4th - Sunday 6th May
Tough Mudder Dates yet to be announced
Woodford Folk Festival Thursday 27th Dec 2018 - Tuesday 1st Jan 2019
The Planting Festival Friday 3rd - Sunday 5th May
Tough Mudder Dates yet to be announced
Woodford Folk Festival Friday 27th Dec 2019 - Wednesday 1st Jan 2020