Explore the amazing array of artists we have gathered from around the world to build a soundtrack for the best weekend of your summer – and we'll see you at the beach!

Alejandro Escovedo

Punk rock roots troubadour by way of California, NYC and Austin shares songs with an eye toward social change

Witch Prophet

A soundscape of vocal layers, loops, raps and harmonies on a bed of hip-hop, jazz and soul-inspired beats


An original blend of indigenous Sámi yoiks, grooving rhythms and improvisation

Vancouver Fiddle Club

Young musicians playing contemporary and traditional fiddle tunes

Suzie Ungerleider

The artist formerly known as Oh Susanna becomes her true self with a fresh beginning

Stringband Sundae

Bringing together Vancouver’s finest bluegrass and old time musicians for a world class sound with a distinctly west coast...

Russell DeCarle

A mix of southern soul and restrained balladry, with obvious touches of jazz, blues, old-school country, and western swing

Robben Ford

One of today's premier electric guitarists, known for his blues playing with deep jazz influences


A group of very talented young musicians from various regions in Mexico including Vera Cruz, Oaxaca, and Morelos


A compelling collaboration exploring the Haida worldview of a Supernatural landscape through traditional Haida music interwoven with influences from...


The Festival's favourite stilt-walking, ukulele-strumming bird returns!

Quote the Raven

Blending haunting harmony and quick-witted comedy with East-Coast meets Americana songwriting

Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway

Virtuosic multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter is one of the most compelling new voices in roots music

Lennie Gallant

Recognized by his peers as one of Canada’s best performing songwriters, Lennie Gallant has released thirteen albums of original...

Lache Cercel & The Roma Jazz Ensemble

The new musical genre of Roma jazz, merging Eastern influences with western musicology


The musical epitome of an island society, creating explosive harmony that boldly crosses borders


Fresh, genuine and candid perspective through the window of an adolescent world that speaks to the masses

Haley Heynderickx

A musical search for calm through these waves of uncertainty and upheaval

Golosa La Orquesta

Music of celebration and conscience that will move you and make you move

Frazey Ford

An artist revered for her soulful voice, captivating live show, and immersive lyrical storytelling

Fortune Block

A brand new collaboration of Richard Inman and Amber Nielson (Sweet Alibi)

Ford Pier

Melody, dissonance, humour, tenderness, aggression, depth, grandeur

Five Alarm Funk

Grooves for days. Monster horns, crushing percussion and shredding psych-rock guitars.

Debashish Bhattacharya

Redefining Indian classical music on slide guitar


A natural-born vocalist, soul singer & songwriter

Christine Tassan et les Imposteures

Reinventing timeless music while integrating new ideas and influences with an originality and flair

The Bros. Landreth

Melody-driven songs with layers of atmospheric synth, organ, and textured guitar

Blue Moon Marquee with Duke Robillard

Swinging blues band born of wild rose country

Bella White

“Sublime Appalachian heartbreak”. – Rolling Stone


An eclectic ensemble of Scottish highland bagpipes, Balinese processional gamelan beleganjur, solo voices, chorus, and viola

Shovels & Rope

The tenth year since Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent – billed as Shovels & Rope – combined threads...


Combining ancient Korean vocal styles with electronics and jazz, creating something completely new in the process

Allison Russell

An artist, activist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist of extraordinary power, talent and grace

The New Pornographers

Infectious hooks, sweet harmonies, and a pile of power-pop riffs

Asleep at the Wheel

A cornerstone of the American Roots Music landscape for over half a century

Taj Mahal

A towering musical figure who embodies the blues