Friday, January 29
The Media Club, 695 Cambie Street
What they said about this year's festival
Grant Lawrence's love letter to the VFMF in Westender
"It was one of those weekends, one of those events, where it felt great to be a Vancouverite, to revel and celebrate in all we have, backed by a live soundtrack from across the planet." Full story
The Staff at VanCityBuzz
"This past weekend's Vancouver Folk Music Festival was pure jubilation... The relaxed, accepting and overall joyful atmosphere made it a true pleasure to attend." Full story
Francois Marchand, Vancouver Sun
"Sunny skies and great music make Folk Fest a scorching success."
"Jericho Beach Park was positively beaming from Friday to Sunday, garnering fans of all ages, from the old folk guard to the family clans and a surprisingly strong younger, groove-seeking contingent." Full story
Leslie Ken Chu & Anna Bouey, Vancouver Weekly
"With an eclectic international roster, Vancouver Folk Music Festival once again brought together some of the finest talents from around the world, and they in turn brought their stories with them. Personal histories, cultural histories – every performer had a tale to tell. Perhaps Jill Barber summed up the weekend best after she and her brother covered Bobby Charles’ I Must Be in a Good Place Now: “I feel like we’re all in a pretty good place now. What a day! What a festival!” Full story
Tiina Liimu, Beatroute Magazine
"Three days, seven stages, incredible weather, bold curatorial choices, all framed by astonishing scenic vistas filtered into a praiseworthy list of how a festival is done right. While maintaining artistic integrity plus an undercurrent of social justice, the 2015 festival atmosphere hooked in first-timers and cemented the annual tradition." Full story
Rod Mickleburgh, Mickleblog
"Artistic director Linda Tanaka managed once again to assemble a vintage brew of the known, the barely known and the unknown into an eclectic, heady mix of outstanding music. There were fewer ultra-headliners than unusual this year, and yet the festival was terrific. All these people I’d never heard of. How dare they be both young and great…?" Full story
The 2015 Vancouver Folk Music Festival was a roaring success, filled with brilliant sunshine and an amazing array of music from near and far. The artists and their music drew us to our feet, made us dance, laugh, cry, sing along, catch our breath...think.
Thank you for sharing this amazing weekend with us!
We joined together in beautiful Jericho Beach Park, from across BC and Canada, the United States and beyond, connected by our love of great folk, roots and world music!
Thanks to our team of dedicated, hard-working volunteers who make the Festival happen year after year. Cheers to our funders, sponsors, community partners, members and sustaining donors. Without you, none of this would be possible! If you loved this year’s festival and want to help keep the music going, click HERE.
Enjoy a small gallery of images from the weekend. Thank you to our incredible photo committee for capturing the magic!