2017 Winnipeg Folk Fest Exceeds Attendance Expectations: Organizers

2017 Winnipeg Folk Fest Exceeds Attendance Expectations: Organizers

Winnipeg Folk Festival
The Winnipeg Folk Festival in this 2014 file photo. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA)

The Winnipeg Folk Festival says attendance numbers for the 2017 festival exceeded their expectations.

While the festival says it’s still in the process of tallying the final attendance numbers, organizers say they can confirm more people than they’d expected came to the four-day music festival this year.

“(We) are expecting the 2017 festival to be within the top three best festivals in its history,” reads a release from the festival. “It was a remarkable year for the festival.”

Organizers say the Festival Campground sold out on the first day of the festival.

Performers at this year’s festival included Brandi Carilie, Feist, City in Colour, Damien Jurado, Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary, and John K. Samson & The Winter Wheat.

The festival wrapped up Sunday night at Birds Hill Provincial Park with a performance by the Barenaked Ladies.

The 45th annual Winnipeg Folk Festival will take place July 5-8, 2018.

– Staff

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