Celebrate the Vancouver Folk Music Festival’s 40th Anniversary

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Summer is almost here and with it comes one of Vancouver’s top festivals, in one of its most beautiful locations; Jericho Beach. The Vancouver Folk Music Festival is celebrating its 40th year and in honour of the celebration, they have added a fourth night to the festivities.  

A family-friendly event that has been at the heart and soul of this city since its inception 40 years ago, there is something for everyone.  The Little Folk Village hosts a variety of activities for children with clay making, a creation station, face painting, free play and other activities, integrating children into the world of folk fest with ease and joy.  

Whereas for adults, there is a 19+ beer garden that has prime viewing capabilities to a number of stages throughout the day so you can listen to musical acts while enjoying a craft beer, local wine, and cider.

Sidestepper
Sidestepper

Over 60 acts will be playing across various stages with a wide range of musical genres that will feature acts like Sidestepper from Bogota playing “joyful and uplifting dance music” to Will Varley, a Brit known for “his wit, political commentary, and top-notch storytelling.”  The festival organizers go out of their way to put together a stellar line-up and this 40

The Funk Hunters
The Funk Hunters

The festival organizers go out of their way to put together a stellar line-up and this 40th anniversary year is no exception.  This year, Vancouver-based DJ duo, the Funk Hunters will be sharing their craft on one of the yet to be announced stages – look out for their dance party as it’s sure to bring the festivities to new heights.   

Billy Bragg and Joe Henry
Billy Bragg and Joe Henry

Be sure to wrap up each evening on the main stage where you will find acts like Billy Bragg & Joe Henry, The Barenaked Ladies, and much more. 

Stay tuned for the program schedule that will provide us with the musical pairings and stage lineups.