WATCH + LISTEN
FESTIVAL SAMPLER FLIGHT
Names familiar to music fans and lovers of indie, roots and folk music include the legendary musician and activist Bruce Cockburn; Portlandlia's amazing Americana-blues artist M. Ward; The Wainwright Sisters - Lucy and Martha; L.A. indie-folk band Lord Huron; the renowned Carthys – Martin and Eliza; Oregon's good-vibes world music outfit Nahko and Medicine for the People; and long time VFMF favourites, English folk-rock-punkers Oysterband – to name a few.
Experience music from North Africa featuring singer/activist Ramy Essam, the voice of Tahrir Square and the Arab Spring movement of 2011-12, and the desert blues of Tuareg singer Faris Amine (Tinariwen, Tamikrest); discover Chaabi music with Algerian-born Karim Saada and his musicians and dancers; thrill to the glorious West African Afro-soul sounds of Ghanaian artist Jojo Abot.
SHOWING OUR ROOTS
Meet Montreal indie stars Little Scream and Land of Talk; discover a great new talent in English traditional singer Lucy Ward; experience the spine-tingling harmonies of Oh Pep!; welcome our exciting friend Henry Wagons back to the park; listen to Be Good Tanya alums Jolie Holland and Samantha Parton; catch local faves The New Pornographers, Shane Koyczan and The Short Story Long, and Geoff Berner – and so much more!
"how a festival is done right..." BeatRoute Magazine
"an eclectic, heady mix of outstanding music" Rod Mickleburgh