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Our friends at the Win­nipeg Folk Fes­ti­val have announced their artist line­up for the 47th edi­tion of this amaz­ing event, run­ning from July 9th to 12th at Birds Hill Provin­cial Park! Once again the line­up fea­tures­some of the finest folk, roots, blue­grass, pop, rock, indie, coun­try and world music artists from around the world. Some of our must see acts at this year’s fes­ti­val include John Prine, Japan­ese Break­fast, Khru­ang­bin, Lido Pimien­ta, Kurt Vile, Les Filles De Illighadad, Guid­ed By Voic­es, Sudan Archives, Tash Sul­tana, Tegan & Sara, The Sadies, Oys­ter­band, Sharon Van Etten, Kaleo, Reuben And The Dark, Mapache, Weyes Blood, Vance Joy, Black Belt Eagle Scout, Char­lie Cun­ning­ham, Union Duke, Cate Le Bön, Tyler Childers and more!

In addi­tion, a few of our favorite Win­nipeg acts will also be join­ing in the fes­ti­val fun, includ­ing Richard Inman, The New Cus­toms, Sweet Ali­bi, Shan­ley Spence, Slow Leaves, Del Bar­ber and Leonard Podolak!

Final­ly, two spe­cial work­shops will be pre­sent­ed dur­ing the event:

  • Mitch’s Sun­day Feast: In 2019, the Win­nipeg Folk Fes­ti­val lost one of its founders, Mitch Podolak. He will be remem­bered for his impact on the folk world with a work­shop curat­ed by his son, folk musi­cian Leonard Podolak. Mitch was well known for his love of music and food, so the work­shop fit­ting­ly titled Mitch’s Sun­day Feast will fea­ture artists Oys­ter­band, Scott Nolan, Nathan Rogers, James Kee­laghan & Jez Lowe, Alli­son De Groot & Tatiana Har­g­reaves, Daniel Koulack and more!
  • Cel­e­brate 150 — The Man­i­to­ba Song­book: As part of the Man­i­to­ba 150 cel­e­bra­tions, which hon­our the 150th anniver­sary of Man­i­to­ba becom­ing a province, the fes­ti­val will host a spe­cial work­shop named Cel­e­brate 150: Man­i­to­ba Song­book with a house band curat­ed by Jon­ny Moon­beam from Red Moon Road. Each artist will play a cov­er of an icon­ic song from a Man­i­to­ban artist and one song from their own reper­toire. Spe­cial guests include JP Hoe, Mic­ah Eren­berg, ATLAAS, Kel­ly Bado and Richard Inman.

Throw in an amaz­ing selec­tion of food, drinks, and arti­san wares avail­able in the hand­made vil­lage and July 9th can’t come soon enough!

We’ve got lots of fun ideas planned for our cov­er­age this year and the Fes­ti­val Express is set to roll for it’s 6th sea­son of great in depth inter­views with many of the amaz­ing acts that are head­ed to Bird’s Hill!

And once again, we’ll have tick­ets to give away — be sure to keep your ears to the ground!