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Winnipeg Folk Festival Draws a Crowd of 54,000

July 9, 2012 3:42 PM | Entertainment

Winnipeg Folk Festival (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA FILE)

More than 60 musical acts, almost 3,000 volunteers and nearly 7,000 campers took in the Winnipeg Folk Festival last weekend, resulting in one of the best years the 39-year-old festival has seen.

In total, 53,826 people took in the festival over its five-day run, watching  336 musicians perform on stage. In addition, the Manitoba Government pledged $650,000 towards the improvement of the festival site, including a new festival village, entrance and egress infrastructure, new forest stages and shade, water and electrical upgrades throughout the site.

The 40th Winnipeg Folk Festival will take place July 10-14 in Bird’s Hill Provincial Park.

See more photos, including the kickoff, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4 and Day 5.