Festival du Voyageur

Posted on

St. Boniface is about to get a little crowded. Throngs of fans head to Winnipeg's Francophone centre every February for Festival du Voyageur's 10 days and nights of winter revelrie. But the 40-year-old institution is about more than just trading posts, dog sleds, and beard-growing contests; it's also a busy music festival.

The festival has built a reputation for booking diverse acts covering just about every genre imaginable. This year's festival, which runs February 13-22, features performances by more than 70 performers playing everything from traditional fiddle music to Aboriginal hand drum music to R&B and rock bands. Music happens throughout the day and night at various venues including those at Voyegeur Park in St. Boniface.

Music fans can catch sets by the likes of Juno-nominated soul roots quintet Chic Gamine, Juno-winning roots act Nathan, French Canadian folk act Deuxieme Take, country rock outfit C-Weed, alt.pop singer Daniel ROA, pop singer/songwriter Dominique Reynolds, fiddler and singer/songwriter Sierra Noble, Celtic rockers Dust Rhinos, new age rock trio Kraink, kids duo Lulu et le Matou, bluegrass act Oh My Darling, Metis fiddlers Ryan D'Aoust and Darren Lavallee, country rock duo Tracy Bone and J.C. Campbell, funk outfit Tribe of One, alt.rockers Ya Ketchose and The Mission Light, blues/roots act The Dusty Roads Band, cajun band Johnny Cajun, and many more.

Check out the Live Music Calendar for the schedule of bands at this year's festival and be sure to visit www.festivalvoyageur.mb.ca for the complete schedule of events.

Read more news