THE Yackandandah Folk Festival will have an environmental twist this year to delight music purists.
All performers will mark Earth Hour by unplugging their instruments from 7-8pm on Saturday night.
“It’s an opportunity for musicians to sing acoustically,” performer Fiona Dyball said.
“We did it last year and it was so popular we extended it to two hours.
“There will be candles and solar lighting — we’ve stripped it right down.
“The town hall will become a simple and beautiful setting.”
Ms Dyball will sing with her Bells Flat Brigade, tonight and tomorrow.
She and the group’s other three members play the fiddle, piano, guitar and drums.
It is only one of the 40 weekend acts.
The town will be flooded by people on Sunday morning, looking to buy local produce at the markets.
Art will also be a feature of the weekend.
Artist co-ordinator Chris Smith said he was expecting a bumper weekend for the 16th annual festival.
To view the complete festival program visit folkfestival.yackandandah.com.