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Whoop & Hol­lar Folk Fes­ti­val has announced its 2023 per­former line­up, with over 15 musi­cal acts to enjoy this summer.

The 9th annu­al fes­ti­val hap­pens on August 26th and 27th in Portage la Prairie and will show­case a fresh, eclec­tic mix of both emerg­ing and sea­soned artists from across Man­i­to­ba. Fes­ti­val-goers can expect to hear a wide range of folk music, as well as oth­er gen­res like pop, indie rock, coun­try, Latin jazz, and children’s music.

This year, the fes­ti­val will include a new com­mu­ni­ty out­reach event on Sun­day, fea­tur­ing free con­certs at the Ukrain­ian Con­nec­tion Band­stand in Portage la Prairie’s Island Park. Reg­u­lar pro­gram­ming, work­shops, jam ses­sions, and tent camp­ing will take place at Cot­ton­wood Acres out­side of Portage la Prairie, the main fes­ti­val site, on Saturday.

Be sure to check out Whoop It Up with UMFM — an inter­view series host­ed by Beer For Break­fasts Broose Tul­loch, who will be speak­ing with just some of the artists play­ing this year’s festival!

We are thrilled to announce the ros­ter of incred­i­ble, local tal­ent for this year’s Whoop & Hol­lar Folk Fes­ti­val,” says Fes­ti­val Artis­tic Direc­tor, Josh Wright. From Juno Award-nom­i­nat­ed, Indige­nous super­group Indi­an City, to Mar­co Castil­lo, Nel­son Lit­tle, and Madeleine Roger, this year’s line­up rep­re­sents the best of Man­i­to­ba’s thriv­ing music scene.”

Tick­ets for the week­end fes­ti­val are now avail­able for pur­chase on the fes­ti­val web­site, priced at $50 for adults, $25 for youth aged 13 – 17, and free of charge for chil­dren 12 and under.

We are excit­ed to wel­come back music lovers from across Man­i­to­ba and beyond to expe­ri­ence the unique atmos­phere of Whoop & Hol­lar,” adds Wright. With a diverse line­up of per­form­ers and the addi­tion of a com­mu­ni­ty out­reach event, our plan­ning team is con­fi­dent that this year’s fes­ti­val will be a real hoot for peo­ple of all ages.”

The full per­former line­up, ear­ly bird tick­ets, and all fes­ti­val infor­ma­tion can be found at www​.whoopand​hol​lar​.com.

Whoop It Up…With UMFM Series Episodes:

Episode 1: Fes­ti­val Co-Founder Josh Wright
Episode 2: Mar­co Castil­lo
Episode 3: Bicy­cle Face
Episode 4: Shay Wolf
Episode 5: Heart­sleeve
Episode 6: Made­line Roger

Episode 7: Lulu And The Tom­cat
Episode 8: Kael Sauer­born
Episode 9: Mark Reeves
Episode 10: Indi­an City

Episode 11: Rhea Goertzen