The Woodford Folk Festival will celebrate its 30th anniversary this weekend, with a visual feast for the senses.

A taste of what’s to come was unveiled at the sunset concert in Happy Valley Caloundra on Friday eve, showcasing a giant heart sculpture made as part of Woodford’s Flowerfield project decorated by hundreds of hand-crafted flowers.

At the unveiling, Katie Noonan debuted her newly commissioned song United in Sound accompanied by the Sunshine Coast Woodford Welcome Orchestra, in a stunning sneek peak of the Festival’s Welcome Ceremony set to be held on Saturday 27 December.

Festival Founder, Bill Hauritz says he’s eager to unveil the full festival layout with a heavy focus on the visual aesthetic with new sculptures, bars and venues.

“While the atmosphere is always great, we think the huge improvements in the visual impact this year will take the festival to a new level,” he says.

“There’s a fresh layout this year with a lot of changes of venues and festival pathways – we think people will love the changes.”

“We want people to be moved by the art and the decor.”

Within the festival village you’ll find 35 performance venues, streets lined with restaurants, cafes, stalls, bars, street theatre and parades, tree-filled campgrounds, butterfly walks and ponds. The Woodford Folk Festival will be held from Saturday 27 December to Friday 1 January.

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