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Winnipeg Folk Festival Sets New Attendance Records

Winnipeg Folk Festival Sets New Attendance Records

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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.

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PHOTOS: Music Lovers Celebrate 46th Annual Winnipeg Folk Festival

PHOTOS: Music Lovers Celebrate 46th Annual Winnipeg Folk Festival

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Music fans walk past the Winnipeg Folk Festival sculpture, Thursday evening. The piece joins other shows of visual art on the site at Birds Hill Park. (COLIN CORNEAU / FOR CHRISD.CA)

The first full day of the 46th annual Winnipeg Folk Festival kicked off on Thursday.

More than 70,000 festival-goers are expected to make their way to Birds Hill Park this weekend to see over 70 bands perform.

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Winnipeg Folk Festival Breaks Records Under Sweltering Weekend Heat

Winnipeg Folk Festival Breaks Records Under Sweltering Weekend Heat

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The Winnipeg Folk Festival saw record attendance this year. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA FILE)

The music wasn’t the only thing sizzling at this year’s Winnipeg Folk Festival as revellers basked in sunshine and balmy temperatures all weekend long.

The 45th annual festival wrapped up Sunday with headliner Sheryl Crow taking to the stage in Birds Hill Provincial Park.

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‘Folk Fest at 510’ Returning to City Hall Courtyard

‘Folk Fest at 510’ Returning to City Hall Courtyard

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Singer-songwriter Micah Erenberg will perform at ‘Folk Fest at 510’ on Wednesday afternoon. (WINNIPEG FOLK FESTIVAL)

Winnipeg Folk Festival lovers can get a taste of the music they’ll hear at the annual festival through the second edition of Folk Fest at 510.

The Folk Festival and the City of Winnipeg have teamed up for another year to bring artists to the City Hall courtyard at 510 Main Street on Wednesdays throughout the summer.

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