From July 17-19, the 38th annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival presents 60 music acts from over 14 countries, ten US states, and seven provinces and territories at beautiful Jericho Beach Park.
Evening Main Stage Concerts
Friday 5pm - 11pm • Saturday 5pm - 11pm • Sunday 5:30pm - 11pm
SUNDAY JULY 19
Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni Ba
New Friday Start Time
Gates open at 1:00pm
Three workshop stages start at 2:00pm
Come early and experience more music,
AND more festival!
Weekend passes are on sale at friendly neighbourhood ticket outlets
Highlife Records: 1317 Commercial Ι Zulu Records: 1972 West 4th
Red Cat Records: 4332 Main Ι Banyen Books & Sound: 3608 West 4th
TicketZone Yaletown: #302, 1168 Hamilton
Richard Thompson's famous band, the legendary Fairport Convention, have often been credited with being the inventors of British folk rock, filtering traditional tunes through contemporary instruments and rhythms to create something new and truly galvanizing. For Thompson, the band was also the beginning of a storied career. Since leaving the group at 21, he's picked up accolades the world over for his dynamic, virtuosic take on traditional music, for his skilled playing, as well as for his brilliant songwriting. He's been named one of the top 20 guitarists of all time by Rolling Stone. He's been given lifetime achievement awards for songwriting by both the BBC and the Americana Music Association in Nashville. In 2011, he was even appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for his service to music. His just-released album, Still, was produced by Jeff Tweedy of Wilco. and is already earning rave reviews. American Songwriter says, "Richard Thompson fans can rejoice in knowing all the aspects of his exemplary talents remain intact."
In a recent interview with the Artery, Thompson said, "I think for me playing live is the best thing. In front of an audience, to play a concert, is kind of the fulcrum of the whole process." We concur: hearing and seeing him play live is the very best thing! Catch him on Main Stage Friday night (8:50pm), AND, as part of our early opening on Friday see him in a workshop, Hard Luck Stories, with Mary Gauthier, Lindi Ortega, and Marlon Williams (Stage 2 at 4:45pm).
AND MANY MORE . . .
Lucius • Sam Lee & Friends • The Once • Lindi Ortega • Les Poules à Colin • The Wilderness of Manitoba • Marlon Williams • 100 Mile House • Diyet • Matthew Barber & Jill Barber • Jenn Grant • Fortunate Ones • The Jerry Cans • The Sadies • Scarlett Jane • The Strumbellas • Jasper Sloan Yip