FolkFest Update – May 5

We’re abuzz at the response to last week’s announcement of the 2016 festival lineup. Traffic to the website has been HUGE, and the response on social media has been really exciting to see. This tells us that this festival is a place where musical adventurers and world-curious seekers of new sounds and fresh experiences find […]

New Video!

Check out this video of some of the artists we’re excited about this year!!

Just Announced!

The Wainwright Sisters The New Pornographers Ferris Amine Bruce Cockburn Martin & Eliza Carthy We’re thrilled to introduce you to the lineup for 39th annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival! On the weekend of July 15-17, Jericho Beach Park again plays host to an incredible three days and nights of music. Over 60 music acts from 19 […]

Early Bird tickets go on sale Monday!

Happy spring, happy Easter & happy long weekend, fellow folkies. Early Bird tickets go on sale Monday! And, ta da, we’re announcing our first Sneak Pete of the 2016 line up here – a glimpse into the great tuneage to come. Don’t forget, we have a do-not-miss concert coming up in a couple weeks. Tickets are […]

Georgia Straight Best of Vancouver!

We hinted about a special announcement in last week’s e-newsletter, and today we’re thrilled to officially inform you that Georgia Straight readers have voted the Vancouver Folk Music Festival “Best Music Festival” for 2013! Well, shucks! We strongly suspect that many who voted in favour of the fest are readers of this newsletter – so […]

Early Bird Tickets on Sale Now!

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The Running of the Folkies

“The crowd strains against the starting gate cordon. Sandaled feet paw the ground. Straw hats cocked. A folk fest security guard calms the crowd . . .” It’s an adrenaline-fuelled race, it’s an elegant ballet of motion and movement, it’s a tradition! Our friends at TheTyee.ca caught the excitement, grace and pure zeal of the legendary “Birkenstock […]

Just Announced: Lemon Bucket Orkestra

Revered music publications like the Wall Street Journal describe them as “adventurously multicultural…amazing”, praising their gritty, high-energy take on traditional folk songs from across Eastern Europe.

Just Announced: Mokoomba

With a youthful energy that bursts with natural talent and contagious rhythms, the six young musicians of Mokoomba are Zimbabwe’s next generation of hope.

Mokoomba

With a youthful energy that bursts with natural talent and contagious rhythms, the six young musicians of Mokoomba are Zimbabwe’s next generation of hope.