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.
Music 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.
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.
The Winnipeg Folk Festival will be home to musical artists Ryan Adams, Lord Huron, Milky Chance and Sam Roberts Band this year.
Those are just a handful of the many bands and musicians to highlight the 43rd annual festival at Birds Hill Park.
On Friday, July 8, the Los Angeles-based Bluegrass Situation will play Big Blue @ Night, where audiences will be treated to four indelible roots acts: The Foggy Hogtown Boys, The Infamous Stringdusters, The Wild Reeds and three-time Grammy award nominee and founding member of the Punch Brothers, Noam Pikelny.