Manitoban summers are no stranger to festivals, many of which honour our rich cultural diversity or our thriving music scene. On this August long weekend, festival-goers can celebrate both in Gimli for the Icelandic Festival of Manitoba.
The festival, also known as Islendingadagurinn, is set to take over the lakeside town for the 129th annual celebration of Icelandic heritage. With it comes three days of live local music, featuring performances from over a dozen homegrown acts hitting the free stages.
Running August 3 through 6, the event -- the second oldest continuous ethnic festival in North America -- also offers food, crafts, games, competitions, sport, and even a Viking village.
This year's local lineup is a diverse bunch, including yacht rockers The Middle Coast, souldful pop act Amadians, contemporary folk singer Madeleine Roger with band, singer/songwriter Dane Bjornson, hip hop outfit Super Duty Tough Work, rapper/songwriter viisi, soul rocker Roman Clarke, folk-rock band Kakagi, indie quartet Merin, jazz instrumentalist Keith Price, pop act housepanther, and more.
Check out the schedule of live music on the free stages below (keep it handy for the weekend with a free download of our MB Live concert-finding app) and check out the festival's website for a complete listing of festivities.
AUG 3 | Sigur Rök @ Gimli Harbour Stage
7PM Keith Price
10PM Spooky Eyes
AUG 4 | Saturday Nite at the Pier 2 @ Gimli Harbour Stage
8:30PM Roman Clarke
11:00PM Super Duty Tough Work
AUG 4 | Music on the Rooftop @ Waterfront Centre, Johnson Hall
AUG 5 | Alternative Folk Festival @ Gimli Park, Main Stage
6PM Dane Bjornson
7PM Sol James
9PM Madeleine Roger Band
11PM The Middle Coast