It's time to start laying out the blueprint for summer... the Winnipeg Folk Festival has officially announced its lineup for this year.
The 46th annual festival, which will take over Birds Hill Park July 11-14, will offer audiences four nights and three days of musical discovery, including a stellar line-up of celebrated Manitoba talent.
The list of homegrown music acts hitting festival stages features JUNO-winner William Prince, avant-folk artist Christine Fellows, dreamy shoegazers Living Hour, roots act Jesse Matas, singer/songwriter Taylor Janzen, soulful singer Roman Clarke, and children's act Seanster and the Monsters.
Touring acts hitting the stage year's festival include marquee names like Death Cab for Cutie, Jason Mraz, Half Moon Run, and Kacey Musgraves, K'NAAN, Alvvays, Charlotte Day Wilson, Kathleen Edwards, and many more. Click to see the full lineup
There's also some special programming this year including a celebrating of Pete Seeger's 100th birthday and a spotlight on music from Icelandic.
You'll have to wait for the full schedule to be released in coming weeks before you can plan out what you're going to see, but there's sure to be plenty of chances to see local talent throughout the weekend, including the popular Manitoba artists workshop that has wowed audiences every year.
Tickets are on sale now through Front Gate Tickets and at the Winnipeg Folk Festival office.