Presenting some of the world’s finest traditional and contemporary folk, world and roots music artists in the urban seaside beauty of Jericho Beach Park, the 38th annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival returns this summer.
Performers this year come from all corners of the world, reflecting the festival’s longstanding global vision, and includes both familiar and well-known names along with a wealth of new artists, music and cultures to discover. This eclectic, entertaining and joyful mix is why the festival continues to thrive, why it’s on annual calendars across B.C. and the Pacific Northwest.
Over 60 music acts will perform on multiple day and evening stages coming from over 14 countries, 10 U.S. states and seven provinces and territories. The roster features Blues legend Taj Mahal, singer-songwriter and guitar genius Richard Thompson and the bluegrass/folk/rock sounds of Duluth, Minnesota’s Trampled by Turtles.
With a broad range of genres, styles and content, it’s a festival that’s truly global in vision and reach.
A wide range of superior food and artisan vendors, a community village and Little Folks Area are all special features of the festival that prides itself on its environmental awareness and sustainability initiatives.
Vancouver Folk Music Festival 2015 lineup
- 100 Mile House (Alberta)
- Annie Lou (BC/Ontario)
- Jill and Matthew Barber (BC/Ontario)
- Beans on Toast (UK)
- Lurrie Bell (Illinois)
- Blind Pilot (Oregon)
- Breabach (Scotland)
- Basia Bulat (Ontario)
- Bustamento (Australia)
- Sousou & Maher Cissoko (Senegal/Sweden)
- Adam Cohen (Quebec)
- Diyet (Yukon)
- Cécile Doo-Kingué (Québec)
- The Down Hill Strugglers (New York)
- Paulo Flores (Angola)
- Frazey Ford (BC)
- Fortunate Ones (Newfoundland)
- La Gallera Social Club (Venezuela)
- Mary Gauthier (Louisiana)
- Jenn Grant (Nove Scotia)
- Ash Grunwald (Australia)
- I’m With Her – Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O’Donovan (USA)
- The Jerry Cans (Nunavut)
- Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni Ba (Mali)
- Pokey LaFarge (Illinois
- Sam Lee & Friends (UK)
- Lucius (New York)
- Rory McLeod (UK)
- Bongeziwe Mabandla (South Africa)
- Taj Mahal (Texas)
- Mama Kin (Australia)
- Matuto (New York)
- Melbourne Ska Orchestra (Australia)
- Nishtiman (Iraq, Iran, Turkey, UK, France)
- Old Man Luedecke (Nova Scotia)
- The Once (Newfoundland)
- Lindi Ortega (Ontario)
- Grace Petrie (UK)
- Parsonfield (Connecticut)
- Perch Creek (Australia)
- Phosphorescent (Georgia/NY)
- Les Poules à Colin (Quebec)
- Rising Appalachia (North Carolina)
- Ross and Jarlath (Scotland)
- The Sadies (Ontario)
- Said the Whale (BC)
- Scarlett Jane (Ontario)
- Shtreiml & Ismail Fencioglu (Quebec)
- Söndörgő (Hungary)
- Son Little (Pennsylvania)
- The Strumbellas (Ontario)
- Tanga (BC)
- Richard Thompson (UK)
- Trampled by Turtles (Minnesota)
- The Wilderness of Manitoba (Ontario)
- Marlon Williams (New Zealand)
- Hawksley Workman (Ontario)
- Jasper Sloan Yip (BC)
Friday, July 17: 5 to 11 p.m.
Saturday, July 18: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Sunday, July 19: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: Jericho Beach Park
Early Bird Adult Weekend Pass: $145 (available until June 15)
Children 12 and under are free with an adult.
Vancity Buzz is a proud sponsor of Vancouver Folk Film Festival.