“Gippsland Live” features the Boolarra Folk Festival 2023

The Hip Pockets performing at the Boolarra Folk Festival 2023

3BBR-FM was there for the jubilant return of the multi-award winning Boolarra Folk Festival, recording every concert for Gippsland Live, our weekly showcase of local live performances.

After a three year hiatus, thousands of people flocked to Boolarra in early March for the festival, a completely free community event held at ARC Yinnar on the Friday night, and in Railway Park in Boolarra throughout Saturday.

Gippsland Live (heard weekly from April) began broadcasting concerts from the festival on April 12, featuring the headline act from the Friday night event, local Steely Dan aficionados Doit Doit . Gutsy blues singer/guitarist Anna Scionti, and brilliant virtuoso guitarist Nick Charles are just a couple of the many acts to follow in subsequent programs.

“The performances were great and we appreciate the help of the Festival and the performers in allowing us to share the joy and musicianship on show,” said producer Garry Havrillay, “We’re also thrilled to be able to give these under-represented and emerging artists a chance to be heard more widely.”

Tune in to 103.1FM on Wednesday nights at 8.00pm, stream online via 3bbrfm.org.au or the Community Radio Plus App, or listen later via our audio-on-demand  service at https://3bbrfm.org.au/programs/gippsland-live.

Broadcast schedule for Boolarra Festival concerts
April 12, 8pm Doit Doit
April 19, 8pm Anna Scionti
Half Cut Hicks, pt.1
April 26, 8pm Half Cut Hicks, pt.2
Hip Pockets
May 3, 8pm Nick Charles
Frolic & Detour, pt.1
May 17, 8pm Frolic & Detour, pt.2
Brasswind Circus
May 31, 8pm Harry Hook
Strzelecki Stringbusters
June 14, 8pm Skiffle Party
Coalville Road, pt.1
June 28, 8pm Coalville Road, pt.2
The Reel Deal
July 12, 8pm The Weeping Willows
Jungle Jim Smith