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