Vancouver Folk Music Festival

The Vancouver Folk Music Festival (VFMF), founded in 1978, is an outdoor multistage music festival, located at Jericho Beach Park on the west side of Vancouver, British Columbia. It takes place annually, on the third weekend of July.

Vancouver Folk Music Festival
Genrefolk, world, singer-songwriter, bluegrass, hip hop
Datesthird weekend of July
Location(s)Jericho Beach, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Years active1978–present
Websitewww.thefestival.bc.ca

History

It has attracted artists from all over the world and from all walks of life, including Adam Cohen, Ani Difranco, Utah Phillips, Ricky Pinball, Tuvan Throat singers, Sarah Harmer, Veda Hille, Feist, K'naan, and Ferron, among many others. In addition to folk music, the festival features bluegrass, world, blues, Celtic, Americana, soul, rock and pop music.

The VFMF is produced with the help of over 1,500 volunteers each year, and attracts an audience of over 38,000 over three days.

2016 Lineup

The 39th annual festival was held July 15–17, 2016.

2015 Lineup

The 38th annual festival was held July 17–19, 2015.

2014 Lineup

The 37th annual festival was held July 18–20, 2014.

2013 Lineup

The 36th annual festival was held July 19–21, 2013.

2012 Lineup

The 35th annual festival was held July 13–15, 2012.

2011 Lineup

The 34th annual festival was held July 15–17, 2011.

2010 Lineup

The 33rd annual festival was held July 16–18, 2010. Artists included:

2009 Lineup

The 32nd annual festival was held on July 17–19, 2009.

2008 Lineup

The 31st annual festival was held from July 18–20, 2008. Artists included:

2007 Lineup

The 30th annual festival was held from July 13–15, 2007.

2006 Lineup

The 29th annual VFMF was held from July 14–16, 2006.

References

  1. "Who's coming this summer". Vancouver Folk Music Festival. 2008. Retrieved March 20, 2008.

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