Our first Sneak Pete of the Week of the 2015 festival is: Beans on Toast
Are you hungry for some witty, edgy, outspoken yet humour-filled folk music? May we suggest some Beans on Toast!
Beans on Toast, aka Jay McAllister, is an Essex-based singer-songwriter and a modern day one-man band who makes his VFMF debut at this year's festival. Beans sings of both the mundane and the vitally important, of outrage and love, of struggle and satisfaction, sometimes dripping with sarcasm, often with his tongue firmly in his cheek. He rails against commercialisation and factory chickens, is not shy with the liberal employment of the f-word, tells a good tale, and shares his no-holds-barred social commentary in an honest and self-deprecating way.
He's has crafted 6 studio albums, the latest being The Grand Scheme of Things - and been around long enough to gather a substantive cult following on both sides of the Atlantic.
Beans on Toast is just the first "leaked" artist of the 2015 roster - and we think someone festival audiences will welcome with open arms. Stay tuned for more names coming in the next few weeks!
The full 2015 lineup will be announced on Wednesday, April 22!
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Lemon Bucket Orkestra
with special guests MAZ
Saturday, April 11, 7:30pm (doors 7pm)
Fox Cabaret 2321 Main Street
From Toronto & NYC to Jericho Beach, Budapest to Berlin, audiences around the world are hailing the Lemon Bucket Orkestra as folk music revolutionaries. Since its inception just a few years ago, the band has grown from a quartet of buskers to a 15-piece guerilla folk force with passionate global followers. We met and loved them at VFMF 2014, and are thrilled they're back - and with a new CD due for launch in March, to boot! Their concerts are wild, joyful experiences barely contained by four walls. Get your tickets today to what Moses Znaimer calls "the best party band ever!".
Click HERE to purchase NOW!
See LBO in action. Check out their promo video HERE
Calling All Vendors
We are now accepting vendor applications for the 38th annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival.
Folk Bazaar - http://thefestival.bc.ca/folk-bazaar/
Register early and pick your own spot.
Artisan Market - http://thefestival.bc.ca/artisan-market-application/
We are looking for people who make unique handmade crafts. New location this year.
Community Village - http://thefestival.bc.ca/community-village/
Recapture the spirit of VFMF 2014!
Check out the amazing video below, featuring some great footage from this year's festival.
Then scroll down to see some fabulous images from 2014, courtesy of the festival's photo committee and others, and more.