Winnipeg Folk Fest Rolls Out 2016 Lineup
Published Mar 10, 2016Proving there is no shortage of great music festivals happening in Canada this summer, the Winnipeg Folk Fest has rolled out its 2016 lineup. And as could be expected, there are a lot of big names hitting up the 43rd edition of the annual event.
Taking place at Birds Hill Provincial Park from July 7 to 10, the festival will welcome the likes of Ryan Adams, Sam Roberts Band, the Head and the Heart, Basia Bulat, Cœur de pirate, Loudon Wainwright III, Lord Huron, Milky Chance, the Wainwright Sisters, Andy Shauf, Twin Peaks, Jennifer Castle, and Jim Bryson.
On July 8, there will also be an appearance by the Bluegrass Situation North, who promise to be "a festival within a festival" with the help of the Punch Brothers' Noam Pikelny, the Foggy Hogtown Boys, the Infamous Stringdusters and the Wild Reeds. The bands plan to cap off the day with a performance of the Eagles' Hotel California with an "American twist."
Also, Grammy-nominated Native North American curator Kevin Howes will be hosting a showcase of Canadian indigenous music on July 9, when Willie Thrasher, Willy Mitchell, Duke Redbird and Eric Landry will all play. And among the other special events, Loudon Wainwright III will not only being playing the fest but receiving the Winnipeg Folk Festival's Artistic Achievement Award.
Tickets go on sale tomorrow (March 11), and you can get more information here on the festival website.
Down below, you can see all the artists set to play the 2016 edition of the Winnipeg Folk Fest. There's also an announcement video at the bottom of the page.
Winnipeg Folk Fest 2016 lineup:
The Head and the Heart
Sam Roberts Band
Cœur de pirate
Loudon Wainwright III
The Paper Kites
The Wainwright Sisters
Alan Doyle & The Beautiful Gypsies
The Bluegrass Situation North hosted by Noam Pikelny with The Foggy Hogtown Boys, The Infamous Stringdusters, The Wild Reeds and an Album Hour All Star Jam of the Eagles' Hotel California
Native North America: A selection of musical trailblazers feat. Willie Thrasher, Willy Mitchell, Duke Redbird and Eric Landry
Ben Caplan & The Casual Smokers
Dan Frechette & Laurel Thomsen
Gustavo and the Green Fools
Jake Chénier Band
Jay Stoller and Drum Cafe
Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams
Lemon Bucket Orkestra
Les Hay Babies
Les Noces Gitanes
Okee Dokee Brothers
Possessed by Paul James
Red Moon Road
Rosie & the Riveters
Ruby & Smith
The Brothers Comatose
The Crooked Brothers
The Dead South
The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers
The East Pointers
The Foggy Hogtown Boys
The Funk Hunters
The Hooten Hallers
The Infamous Stringdusters
The Wild Reeds
Yemen Blues with Ravid Kahalani