About Us

Festival of Small Halls is a series of tours that takes the best folk and contemporary acoustic artists performing at two of our country’s largest festivals, and sends them on the road to tiny halls in communities all over Australia. It is produced by Woodfordia Inc in partnership with many other wonderful Australian festivals, regional partners and great lovers and supporters of folk and contemporary acoustic music. It’s an opportunity for music-lovers from welcoming communities to invite artists from Home and Abroad into their towns, and a way of exploring this vast country in the spirit of hospitality and great fun.

The artist line-up for Small Halls will always be at least one Australian artist and one International touring artist, who play music of exceptional quality and heart. They’ve been chosen for the tour not only because of their beautiful songs and tunes, but because they have the ability to really connect with the people they play for, whether through storytelling, the ability to tell a good joke (or a truly terrible one), a wonderful warmth and a real interest in visiting places a little off the beaten track. Each night of the tour is hosted by volunteers from the local community, so it’s also a chance for a town to show off their warmest welcome and most enthusiastic audiences.

The Festival of Small Halls Australia was inspired from the seed of an idea in Canada for a new touring structure to take great music into regional areas. On Prince Edward Island (PEI), Canada, local communities have hosted roots, traditional and acoustic artists in community halls all over the island since 2008. In 2014, armed with a vision of bringing big music to small places, the Ontario Festival of Small Halls joined the family. The event was born of inspiration by the spirit of community, hospitality, exceptional music, and fun that has made small halls festivals in PEI and Australia such treasured events.

From our farmlands to the flood lands, the rainforests to the outback, Festival of Small Halls audiences can expect a beautiful night of original music, as well as a chance to catch up with their families and friends during a supper break, where cake and tea are served. It’s an all ages event and all are welcome.

Click on the tours page to find out if we’re coming to a town near you – and if we’re not, please extend the invitation. We’d love to come visit.

Click here to invite Festival of Small Halls Australia to your town.

Click here for more information on Festival of Small Halls PEI.

Click here for more information on The Ontario Festival of Small Halls.

Current Tours

Spring 2018 – Outback to Queenscliff

Stories From the Road

Stories, news, happy snaps and more – all the latest from the road, Halls HQ, and from our friends

Spring Tour 2018, featuring Madison Violet (CAN) and Harry Jakamarra with Elwood Gray (AUS).

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  • We are so pleased and proud to announce the Spring Tour 2018 - Outback to Queenscliff. Presented in partnership with @queenscliff_music_festival, this tour takes @madisonviolet (CAN) and @harryjakamarra with @elwoodgray (AUS) to twenty regional, rural and remote halls. 
From the lush valleys of the NSW north coast, across the sunburnt outback and up to the far north, this tour takes in some new friends, some old friends, and a whole bunch of roads. Check the website to see if we're coming to a hall near you!

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  • Brace yourselves - announcements are coming! Make sure you hit the follow button to get the immediate scoop on all the action on Thursday, 16th of August. #announcements #HallsSpring #herewego #discoverqld #outback #arts #music #halls #community #excitement #mystery #canhardlywait #twomoresleeps
  • Final day! Get your stories in today for a shot at the prize. 
To celebrate the beginning of a Spring full of good folks gathering in beautiful halls, we're looking for all the best memories of your local hall. Send us your stories, your photos or your reflections on that one moment that made it all. To sweeten the deal, we've got a voucher for a brand new pair of Blunnies to our favourite! 
Thanks to Sedgwick Connect for the great photo. 
#stories #memories #halls #hallsofaustralia #thisisaustralia #memoriesaremadeofthis #comingtogether #memory #music #win #boots #shareyourstory #share #lets #chat #community #comingtogether #love #smallhalls #countryhalls #ruralhalls #allthehalls
  • Day 4! To celebrate the beginning of a Spring full of good folks gathering in beautiful halls, we're looking for all the best memories of your local hall. Send us your stories, your photos or your reflections on that one moment that made it all. To sweeten the deal, we've got a voucher for a brand new pair of Blunnies to our favourite! 
A wedding, a chance meeting, a new friend, a town meeting or convincing the kid next to you all Santa's red lollies were lava. Let's hear it all! 
Please share this amongst your fellow hall-goers. We'll keep entries open until 5pm on Monday 13th of August. #stories #memories #halls #hallsofaustralia #thisisaustralia #memoriesaremadeofthis #comingtogether #memory #music #win #boots #shareyourstory #share #lets #chat #community #comingtogether #love #smallhalls #countryhalls #ruralhalls #allthehalls
  • Day 3! To celebrate the beginning of a Spring full of good folks gathering in beautiful halls, we're looking for all the best memories of your local hall. Send us your stories, your photos or your reflections on that one moment that made it all. To sweeten the deal, we've got a voucher for a brand new pair of Blunnies to our favourite! 
A wedding, a chance meeting, a new friend, a town meeting or convincing the kid next to you all Santa's red lollies were lava. Let's hear it all! 
Please share this amongst your fellow hall-goers. We'll keep entries open until 5pm on Monday 13th of August. #stories #memories #halls #hallsofaustralia #thisisaustralia #memoriesaremadeofthis #comingtogether #memory #music #win #boots #shareyourstory #share #lets #chat #community #comingtogether #love #smallhalls #countryhalls #ruralhalls #allthehalls
  • Day 2! To celebrate the beginning of a Spring full of good folks gathering in beautiful halls, we're looking for all the best memories of your local hall. Send us your stories, your photos or your reflections on that one moment that made it all. To sweeten the deal, we've got a voucher for a brand new pair of Blunnies to our favourite! 
A wedding, a chance meeting, a new friend, a town meeting or convincing the kid next to you all Santa's red lollies were lava. Let's hear it all! 
Please share this amongst your fellow hall-goers. We'll keep entries open until 5pm on Monday 13th of August. #stories #memories #halls #hallsofaustralia #thisisaustralia #memoriesaremadeofthis #comingtogether #memory #music #win #boots #shareyourstory #share #lets #chat #community #comingtogether #love #smallhalls #countryhalls #ruralhalls #allthehalls

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