See You Out At Bird's Hill!
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.
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!