Council To Buy Woodford Folk Site

The Moreton Bay Regional Council in southeast Queensland will buy the site of the Woodford Folk Festival to save it from financial ruin.

The 200-hectare site, called Woodfordia, also hosts Splendour In The Grass, The Dreaming and the Planting Festival.

Site owner the Queensland Folk Federation faced a double whammy due to bad weather.

About 20,000 fewer people attended the folk festival in December, and severe flooding a month later caused $1 million worth of mass erosion and damage to sewerage lines and electrical infrastructure.

The council wanted to keep the festivals in the area, as they bring in $40 million a year to the region.