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Winnipeg Folk Festival 2018: Sheryl Crow, Bahamas & The Strumbellas

Winnipeg Folk Festival 2018: Sheryl Crow, Bahamas & The Strumbellas

Winnipeg Folk Festival

A star-studded musical lineup will have Winnipeg Folk Festival fans racing to snag tickets to the 45th annual edition of the summer festival.

This year’s headliners include Sheryl Crow, Bahamas, Courtney Barnett, The Strumbellas, Elle King, Passenger, John Butler Trio, Natalie MacMaster, A Tribe Called Red, and many more.

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2017 Winnipeg Folk Fest Exceeds Attendance Expectations: Organizers

2017 Winnipeg Folk Fest Exceeds Attendance Expectations: Organizers

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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.

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Winnipeg Folk Festival Stocking Naloxone Kits

Winnipeg Folk Festival Stocking Naloxone Kits

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

The Winnipeg Folk Festival is stocking naloxone kits for the first time this year to respond to any opioid overdoses.

Festival medical staff were trained by a pharmacist on how to administer naloxone, which can be given in the form of a nasal spray or injection.

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Winnipeg Folk Festival Presale Tickets Going on Sale

Winnipeg Folk Festival Presale Tickets Going on Sale

Winnipeg Folk FestivalMusic lovers may just find tickets to next year’s Winnipeg Folk Festival under their Christmas tree.

Presale tickets for the 2017 festival go on sale November 28 at 10 a.m. with early bird pricing. Tickets will be available online, by calling 1-888-512-SHOW (7469), and at the Winnipeg Folk Festival offices (203-211 Bannatyne Ave), which are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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New Art Installations Planned for Winnipeg Folk Festival

New Art Installations Planned for Winnipeg Folk Festival

Biggest Little Circus
Biggest Little Circus (WINNIPEG FOLK FESTIVAL)

Some exciting art projects are in the works to grace the campground at this year’s Winnipeg Folk Festival.

As part of the festival’s art and animation program, artists have been working away on creative projects to display at Birds Hill Park this summer.

One of the highlights is Biggest Little Circus, described as a high-energy explosion of circus street theatre with high skilled juggling, aerial acrobatics, and a “human changing room.” With a small cast of three, this really is the Biggest Little Circus show. A show with a whole lot of laughs, kiwi charm and plenty of lycra.

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