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Winnipeg Folk Festival Sets New Attendance Records

July 15, 2019 2:49 PM | Entertainment

Winnipeg Folk Festival

Music fans walk past the Winnipeg Folk Festival sculpture on Thursday, July 11, 2019. (COLIN CORNEAU / FOR CHRISD.CA)

Folksies came to party hard under the sweltering sun at the 46th Winnipeg Folk Festival over the weekend.

The four-day event broke previous attendance records, drawing in 76,000 revellers this year, compared to 73,000 in 2018. Organizers also say camping hit an all-time high, with the Festival campground selling out for the third year in a row, and the Quiet campground selling out for the first time.

Headliners included country superstar Kacey Musgraves, who closed out the show Sunday night. The Grammy Award winner performed through the golden hour and into the night, giving fans butterflies before a confetti shower rained down on the thousands who gathered at Birds Hill Park.

Other big-name acts included Death Cab for Cutie, Jason Mraz, Half Moon Run, The Sheepdogs, K’naan and more.

The 47th Winnipeg Folk Festival will take place July 9-12, 2020.

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