More than 20 acts from Australia and overseas feature on the first round lineup for the 2017 National Folk Festival.

The 51st edition of the Easter festival, which takes over the nation’s capital for five days and nights, will attract some 200 artists to Exhibition Park – not to mention tens of thousands of music fans from around the country.

After the initial teaser announcement, the festival has now confirmed its full first round of acts.

Martha Tilston, a BBC Folk Awards nominee in the best newcomer category, leads the program, joined in the international contingent by Quebec’sLes Poules à Colin, Denmark’sHimmerland and America’s harmonica virtuoso Phil Wiggins (with The Backsliders’ Dom Turner), among others.

Australia’s finest up-and-coming country singer, Fanny Lumsden, heads up a domestic lineup that also includes Claymore,The Spooky Men’s Chorale,Ami Williamson,Trioc,Low Down Riders and heaps more.

The 2017 National Folk Festival runs from Thursday April 13 – Monday April 17 at Exhibiton Park, Canberra. Tickets are on sale now.

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