Winnipeg Folk Festival

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Country and Region CanadaManitoba
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Festival Contact Information

Winnipeg Folk Festival
No. 203-211 Bannatyne Avenue
Winnipeg, MB Canada R3B 3P2
Phone: (01) 204 231-0096
Fax: (01) 204 231-0076

Festival Description

Over 250 artists perform on seven stages around the Festival site throughout the weekend. These daytime stages give the artists opportunities to jam with each other, exchanging musical styles, stories and inspirations. They also give festival-goers a rare opportunity to see performers in a very up-close and personal setting, allowing a glimpse into the musical creative process. In the evening, everyone gathers at the Main Stage to enjoy an eclectic assortment of music against the backdrop of a prairie sunset.

The Winnipeg Folk Festival is music and more. In the Family Area, kids rule and imaginations are set loose. You can also enjoy the craft market, food village and much more. In 1997, the Winnipeg Folk Festival was the first event of its kind to be certified by Canada’s Environmental Choice Program with an EcoLogo as a “green event,” in recognition of our efforts to be environmentally proactive.

Festival Dates July 10 - 14, 2013
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Festival Events:

Lineup 2013:
  • A Tribe Called Red
  • Afro Kumbe Sound System
  • Aidan Knight
  • Aurelio & The Garifuna Soul Band
  • Bhi Bhiman
  • Bob KIng
  • Bombino
  • City and Colour
  • Cold Slpecks
  • Colin Meloy (of the Decemberists)
  • D’Harmo
  • Dan Bern
  • David Francey
  • David Lindley
  • Del Barber
  • Dr. Dog
  • Dr. John & The Nite Trippers
  • Frank Fairfield
  • Galactic
  • Habadekuk
  • Hayes Carll
  • Indigo Girls
  • Jordie Lane
  • Jason Collett
  • Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band
  • Kaki King
  • Ken Whiteley & The Levy Sisters
  • Lake Street Dive
  • Leon Redbone
  • Lindi Ortego
  • Locos Por Juana
  • Los Vega
  • Madame Diva
  • and more…
Artist feature 2013:
  • Jordie Lane (Australia)
    • Australia’s Jordie Lane is set to embark on an extensive Canadian tour in support of his brand new live album Live At The Wheaty, which will be released exclusively in Canada on July 9th. The album will premiere through online streaming service Deezer on July 2nd. Watch new live video Lost In You live.
    • Lane will travel from East to West, playing 14 club dates alongside performances at Stan Rogers Folk Festival, Winnipeg Folk Festival and Calgary Folk Festival. He will be joined by numerous special guests around the country including Ben Caplan, Barney Bentall, Carolyn Mark, and The Weber Brothers. This will be Lane’s debut Canadian tour, and he is celebrating in style, releasing Live at The Wheaty as a world exclusive. Recorded on April 21st in Adelaide, Australia, Live at The Wheaty captures Lane solo and acoustic, featuring his trademark rhythmic finger picking style, storytelling, off the cuff banter and one of indie-folk’s finest voices.


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Photo slideshow credits:
  • In order of appearance
    • Collaborative mural by artist Arthur ii, near Snowberry Field Stage. Friday daytime stages at the 2009 Winnipeg Folk Festival. Photo by Robert Tinker
    • Marching Band, Photo by Lisa Waldner
    • Crowd at Playing for Change Sunday daytime workshop, Green Ash Stage. Photo by Sean McGillivray
    • Glass and steel sculpture nea, Big Bluestem Stage, Friday at the 2009 Winnipeg Folk Festival. Photo by Robert Tinker
    • Child painting, Photo by Sean McGillivray
    • Fire Pyxies dancers in the Festival Campground. Photo by Lindsey Bond
    • Waving flags, Photo by Dave McKnight
    • A steel sculpture against the sunset. Photo by Sean McGillivray
    • Festival attire, Photo by Dave McKnight
    • Woman with Hula Hoop, Photo by Dave McKnight
    • Stilt performer works the crowd. Friday Main Stage at the 2009 Winnipeg Folk Festival. Photo by Robert Tinker
    • Sunset, Photo by Sean McGillivray
    • Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers in the Prairie Outdoor Exhibition, Sunday at the 2009 Winnipeg Folk Festival. Photo by Robert Tinker
  • Birds Hill Park
    Winnipeg, Manitoba


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