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  • Old Museum Building 480 Gregory Tce Bowen Hills Australia (map)

presented by Woodford Folk Festival


TRAD.ATTACK! Exciting Estonian sounds in which the old and new collide and spark.

Trad.Attack! has really turned Estonian music scene upside down by bringing traditional music

to the big stages, building modern world around its archaic sounds. It is often said that the band

with its three members sounds so big that you would think there's much more people on the


They take traditional songs – sometimes starting with scratchy recordings of long vanished

village voices – and build pulsating rhythmic structures, creating an impressively big sound

from acoustic 12-string guitar, drums and an array of whistles, bagpipes and jew’s harps.

All three band members grew up with music around them and each had been active on the

Estonian music scene for more than 15 years before they started Trad.Attack! in 2014. In the

beginning it was meant to be just simple, fun and experimental. Surprisingly for the band, their

first tune ‘Kooreke’ became a hit in Estonia... Since then the band has received 21 music

awards in Estonia, released their debut album ‘AH!’ recognized internationally and toured in

36 countries from China to Canada, including significant showcase festivals as WOMEX,

Eurosonic and Transmusicales.

They’re still a bit surprised about their success but definitely having lots of fun. In May 2017 they released their new album ‘KULLAKARVA - SHIMMER GOLD’ and currently touring with it around the world. From July 2017 - December 2018 Trad.Attack! will celebrate Estonia holding the Presidency of the Council of the EU and Estonia’s centenary celebrations with a tour ‘ALL AROUND EUROPE’ which will reach each EU country.

Trad.Attack! is the winner of:

ESTONIAN POP MUSIC AWARD ‘GOLDEN ALBUM 2018’ - Most Sold Band CD of the Year in Estonia & Most Sold Vinyl of the Year in Estonia

ESTONIAN MUSIC AWARDS 2018 - Best Band & Ethno/Folk album of the year;

ESTONIAN ETHNO MUSIC AWARDS 2017 - Best Band, Album & Song of the year;

ESTONIAN ETHNO MUSIC AWARDS 2016 - Best Band of the year;

ESTONIAN MUSIC AWARDS 2016 - Best Band, Album & Ethno/Folk Album of the year;

ESTONIAN ETHNO MUSIC AWARDS 2015 - Best Band, Album & Song of the year;

ESTONIAN MUSIC AWARDS 2015 - Best Ethno/Folk album& Music Video of the year;

ESTONIAN ETHNO MUSIC AWARDS 2014 - Best Band, Album, Song, Newcomer and

Radio 2 special award of the year.


Event Information

Date & Time

Friday 4January

Performance 7.30pm

Doors to Theatre 7.00pm

Box Office / Bar 6.00pm

(Times are aprox and may vary on the night)

Adult $28

Conc $23

Doors $30/$25

General Admission

Under 18 may attend with parent/guardian

Seated and Standing

2% credit card fee applied at check out


Earlier Event: January 3
Irish Mythen
Later Event: March 3
Ralph McTell (UK)