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September 29, 2022 BY

Creative lead: CresFest director Judy Turner on stage. Photo: SUPPLIED

KEEN to get your groove on at Creswick’s own folk, roots, and dance festival CresFest in 2023? 

Organisers are encouraging people across the Ballarat region to become a CresFest subscriber to gain first access to discounts on tickets for the weekend of Friday, 31 March to Sunday, 2 April.

Online subscribers will be the first people to be alerted to lead acts and will be able to save as much as 30 per cent on entry prices.

Festival director Judy Turner said the organising committee has reviewed feedback following the inaugural CresFest of 2021.

“We learnt and listened. We have simplified the ticketing and we want to reward our supporters by offering best price tickets through September, to our headline artist announcement on 6 October, so it’s first in best dressed,” she said.

“We have such an exciting line-up of musicians. I wasn’t going to let any cats out of bags, but I will tell you that Port Fairy Folk Festival Artist of the Year for 2022, proud Mutti Mutti man Kutcha Edwards, is coming to CresFest 2023.

“As for other acts, James Taylor said of one legendary UK duo that, ‘they light up the room with their amazing energy’.”

The inaugural CresFest was held in April 2022, and delivered an amazing music festival to the town of Creswick.

The performers, artists, musicians, volunteers, and administrators were so inspirational that CresFest 2022 is shortlisted for the Folk Community/Cultural Project of The Year by Folk Alliance Australia, the peak national body representing folk cultural activity, and the folk industry of Australia.

“Everyone worked so hard, from the musicians through to the committee and volunteers. It was inspirational,” Ms Turner said.

Visit cresfest.com.au/email and follow the prompts to become a subscriber before Thursday, 6 October.