Heading for Fairbridge Festival next week

@JudyEv (130588)
Bunbury, Australia
April 13, 2017 7:51pm CST
Next weekend we are heading to a music festival in an tiny historic 'village' near Pinjarra in Western Australia. Fairbridge was once home for dozens of orphan children, mostly from Britain, and has various buildings available for use by the festival. A number of marquees are erected too and it is a very popular event. We will probably take the bus/motor-home as it hasn't sold yet and it is more convenient than taking the caravan. We'll also put a big 'for sale' sign on it and hope someone shows some interest in it. The festival lasts for four days this year and most come for the duration. There will be caravans/campers of all sorts, motor-homes galore, and tents of every shape and dimension. Some will 'glamp' in luxury hired tents. Fairbridge is an international festival with acts from all over the world. The photo shows a group from a previous year. I was intrigued with the unusual instruments that many had. Do you get the chance to attend music festivals?
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
14 Apr 17
I've been to three. Two one days and a three day. Have a great time.
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@JudyEv (130588)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Apr 17
I've sure you've enjoyed them. This one has a huge variety of acts now. Song and dance.
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
14 Apr 17
@JudyEv - Oh, I had a blast.
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@JudyEv (130588)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Apr 17
@teamfreak16 We usually pick up a CD or two of the bands we like the most. We also suss out groups that we think might suit the Shack. Many of our groups we've sourced from Fairbridge.
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@TRBRocks420 (81196)
• Banks, Oregon
14 Apr 17
Glad to hear you are getting the old bus out again and, I have but rarely.
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@JudyEv (130588)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Apr 17
The bus is more convenient really and we're taking a single friend with us.
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@LadyDuck (171373)
• Switzerland
14 Apr 17
I like your photo Judy and this instrument is for sure unusual. It's a long time that I do not attend musical festivals.
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@JudyEv (130588)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Apr 17
We don't go to many concerts as they are very expensive but we will have a huge choice of diverse groups here and if we're not enjoying the music of one group, it's acceptable to sneak off quietly and go somewhere else.
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@LadyDuck (171373)
• Switzerland
14 Apr 17
@JudyEv The concerts are very expensive, you are lucky to be able to enjoy your music groups.
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@JudyEv (130588)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Apr 17
@LadyDuck We read of a group that is coming that we'd love to see but then we read the price and we lose interest. This festival is quite expensive in a way but you have non-stop music from about 9am till midnight for four full days. And there are at least 4 or 5 venues with groups in each all the time. So you can get your money's worth if you can stand the pace.
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@Shavkat (65144)
• Philippines
14 Apr 17
It must be an enjoyable event. I hope I can see this in the future.
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@JudyEv (130588)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Apr 17
I think most people would enjoy the experience.
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@Shavkat (65144)
• Philippines
14 Apr 17
@JudyEv We have some local bands do this event. It only happens during festivals in the provinces.
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@andriaperry (56588)
• United States
14 Apr 17
No I don`t but I would love to go to as many as I can. I also want a motor home!
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@JudyEv (130588)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Apr 17
We think someone might be coming to look at the bus on Sunday but we're not holding our breath.
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@Tampa_girl7 (25842)
• United States
14 Apr 17
I would love to go to one. have fun.
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@JudyEv (130588)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Apr 17
Thanks. It is usually a lot of fun. Sometimes it is really, really hot but other times it pours with rain so it will be interesting to see what happens this time.
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@Tampa_girl7 (25842)
• United States
14 Apr 17
@JudyEv hopefully you have perfect weather
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@JudyEv (130588)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Apr 17
@Tampa_girl7 The forecast is for fine weather so we'll keep our fingers crossed.
@silvermist (20085)
• India
14 Apr 17
@JudyEv Sadly there are no musical festivals like the one you mention.I wonder what that musical instrument those two are holding up.
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@JudyEv (130588)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Apr 17
It is an African instrument. I was really intrigued with it. Mostly he held it on his own.
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@silvermist (20085)
• India
15 Apr 17
@JudyEv Hope this time you will ask the names of the musical Instruments.
@Lubuto (2261)
• Zambia
14 Apr 17
I'm sure you will enjoy the music festival
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@JudyEv (130588)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Apr 17
Thanks. We're looking forward to it. :)
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@jstory07 (69265)
• Roseburg, Oregon
14 Apr 17
I hope you have a good time at that festival.
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@JudyEv (130588)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Apr 17
Thanks. It's usually a great atmosphere.
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@Happy2BeMe (74975)
• Canada
14 Apr 17
I have been to a few but none in the last few years. They are a lot of fun. Sounds like a good time.
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@JudyEv (130588)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Apr 17
We've been going for a good few years now. We always enjoy it.
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@Courtlynn (55679)
• United States
14 Apr 17
No i dont. But want to one day
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@JudyEv (130588)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Apr 17
I'm sure you'd enjoy it.
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@allknowing (68826)
• India
15 Apr 17
An international a festival in a remote village may have something to do with that village. Any history? Hope you get a customer for your motor home.
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@JudyEv (130588)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Apr 17
It's not really remote - maybe an hour from the city. It started off a small folk festival and has grown over the 20+ years it's been going. It's 'international' in the meaning that they have some international acts.
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@allknowing (68826)
• India
15 Apr 17
@JudyEv Australia is raring to go
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@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
17 Apr 17
Prob a good place to show it off, and maybe get some people interested in it!
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@JudyEv (130588)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Apr 17
Yes, that's what we're thinking. The other guy probably isn't going to take it which is a shame but that's the way it is.
@Kandae11 (40406)
14 Apr 17
There are quite a few in my country - but I don't like crowds.
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@JudyEv (130588)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Apr 17
That might be a problem here although there is plenty of space round about.
@ptrikha_2 (9670)
• India
14 Apr 17
Quite an interesting and enjoyable festival- you must be enjoying it thoroughly!
@JudyEv (130588)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Apr 17
It's on next weekend but I'm sure we will enjoy it.
@epiffanie (10408)
• Australia
14 Apr 17
I wonder if my youngest son and his friends been to that music festival as they often go to these music festivals around Australia .. I've never been to any .. sounds fun ..
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@JudyEv (130588)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Apr 17
There would be a lot in Victoria I would think - and in the other states. WA is a long way to go just for a festival.
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@Ronrybs (7392)
• London, England
14 Apr 17
Not overly musically inclined and I've never been to a festival. I suspect that four days would be a bit long for me
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@JudyEv (130588)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Apr 17
We might head back to our camp for a nap after lunch if we get tired of the music. I know we're paying good money and need to get value but as you say, four days is pretty long.
• Jacksonville, Florida
14 Apr 17
Sounds like fun.
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@JudyEv (130588)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Apr 17
They're usually great fun.