The Winnipeg Folk Festival has unveiled its 2023 lineup and the weather is already feeling a little warmer! The venerable festival will welcome thousands of festival goers back to the Birds Hill Park from July 6-9 for four days of music discovery, including a packed lineup of artists from Manitoba.
The list of local performers includes Métis/Franco-Manitoban artist Andrina Turenne, soft-voiced singer/songwriter Field Guide, iconic Klezmer collective Finjan celebrating their 40th anniversary, bilingual folk duo Fire & Smoke, indie pop powerhouse FONTINE, singer/songwriter Kris Ulrich, cinematic Canadiana band Leaf Rapids, artful experimental performer and producer Matt Foster, and JUNO-winning singer/songwriter William Prince.
Touring acts hitting the stage year's festival include marquee names like Fleet Foxes, The War on Drugs, Vance Joy, Emmylou Harris, DJ Shub presents War Club, Orville Peck, Aysanabee, Black Belt Eagle Scout, Rufus Wainright, and many (many) more.
“We are very excited about this year’s line-up. It highlights our artistic vision of presenting a strong, diverse range of artists that will resonate with our audience. We have been trying for a few years to land some of these artists and this year everything lined up just right to make that happen,” said festival artistic director Chris Frayer, in a release. “I want festivalgoers to come away with a new appreciation for the music they know and love, and a revived list of discovered artists to add to their playlists.”
Check out the full lineup at winnipegfolkfestival.ca/lineup/performers.
The full schedule will be released in the coming weeks with lots of opportunities to enjoy local music throughout the festival. Get your tickets at www.winnipegfolkfestival.ca/tickets