Confirming it’s renown as a place to discover fresh talents amid familiar names, a record number of performers will make their first appearance at the Woodford Folk Festival this year with 320 acts set to take the stage for the 2017-18 event. The 500-acre festival site known as Woodfordia will this year play host to Australian music royalty John Butler, The Beautiful Girls, Holy Holy and Husky who join the vocally gifted Kate Miller-Heidke, Montaigne and Mama Kin Spender. Baker Boy and Birds, Apakatjah, The Babe Rainbow, POW! Negro, Cheap Fakes (pictured), Kenta Hayashi and Sampa The Great are also on the lineup. More at woodfordfolkfestival.com.