What: Woodford Folk Festival

Where: Woodford, north Brisbane

When: December 27–January 1

There could be few better places to be to see in the new year than at this iconic festival only 90 minutes from Brisbane.

Folk festivals conjure up images of unwashed hippies getting in touch with banjos and their inner selves, but Woodford’s event is a good blend of out-there and mainstream and with at least 580 acts you sure won’t get bored.

See www.woodfordfolkfestival.com