Vancouver Folk Music Festival

Vancouver Folk Music Festival

infobox music festival
music_festival_name = Vancouver Folk Music Festival

caption = Logo for the 2006 festival
location = Jericho Beach, Vancouver, BC, Canada
years_active= 1977-present
dates = third weekend of July
genre = folk, world, singer-songwriter, bluegrass, hip hop
website = []

The Vancouver Folk Music Festival takes place every third weekend of July. Founded in 1977, this annual festival uses eight outdoor stages, located at Jericho Beach Park on the west side of Vancouver, British Columbia.

In the past it has attracted artists from all over the world and from all walks of life, including Ani Difranco, Utah Phillips, Tuvan Throat singers, Sarah Harmer, Veda Hille, Feist, K'naan, and Ferron, among many others. In recent years, the festival has added more hip-hop and spoken word to the standard collection of singer-songwriters and ethnic musicians.

Historically, the VFMF has eschewed corporate sponsorship, which has led to various unusual advertising gimmicks on the part of companies not related to or supported by the VFMF but wishing to take advantage of a large "captive audience" (most notoriously, advertising planes buzzing festival-goers with low-level bannered fly-bys).

The VFMF is produced with the help of over 1,000 volunteers each year, and attracts an audience that averages between 10,000 to 30,000, depending on the weather, popularity of featured artists, competition from other festivals, and other factors.


Held from July 18-20, 2008, the 31st edition of the VFMF included such acts as Michael Franti & Spearhead, Master Musicians of Jajouka, Ozomatli, Aimee Mann, Kiran Ahluwalia, Etran Finatawa, Markus James and the Wassonrai, Jorane (cancelled) and Eneida Marta. [citeweb|title=Who's coming this summer|url=|publisher=Vancouver Folk Music Festival|year=2008|accessdate=2008-03-20]


Held from July 13-15, 2007, the 30th annual installment's most notable acts featured Hawksley Workman, The Wailin' Jennys, and hometown group The Be Good Tanyas.

Full lineup
*Rani Arbo and Daisy Mayhem
*The Be Good Tanyas
*Geoff Berner
*Bitch and the Exciting Conclusion
*Jim Byrnes, Steve Dawson and The Soujourners with the House Band
*Carolina Chocolate Drops
*Liz Carroll & John Doyle
*Toumani Diabate Symmetric Orchestra
*Kellylee Evans
*The Fugitives
*Mike Ford
*David Francey
*Ganga Giri
*Hip Hop Hope
*Jamaica to Toronto
*Jam Camp
*Martyn Joseph
*Andrea Koziol
*The Life and Times of Ginger Goodwin
*Los Munequitos de Matanzas
*Dougie MacLean
*Sarah Jane Morris
*Geoff Muldaur
*Mushfiq Ensemble
*Next...The Collaboratory
*Oh Susanna
*Old Man Luedecke
*Ndidi Onukwulu
*Utah Phillips
*Po' Girl
*Karen Savoca
*Adham Shaikh's Dreamtree Project
*Adrian Sherwood
*Songs of the Pacific Northwest
*Tanya Tagaq
*Tapia eta Leturia
*30 Years in 60 Minutes with Timothy Wisdom
*The Truckers Memorial
*Twilight Circus Dub Sound System
*Under the Volcano - Rhyme and Resist!
*Vancouver International Bhangra Celebration
*The Wailin' Jennys
*Hawksley Workman
*You Are Here (with Rae Spoon)


The 29th annual VFMF was held from July 14-16, 2006, and featured Juno Award winner Feist.

Full lineup
*A Bhangra Celebration
*Angela Harris
*Beats Without Borders
*Bethany and Rufus
*Big Bass Theory
*Clifton Joseph
*Collaboratory 2.9
*Dan Bern
*Eliza Gilkyson
*Erynn Marshall and Chris Coole
*Ga Gi
*Ganga Giri
*Hamell on Trial
*Ivan Coyote and The Word on The Beach
*Jacob Cino and Third Eye Tribe
*James Keelaghan
*Jane Siberry
*Kelly Joe Phelps
*Leaky Heaven Circus presents Giant Consortium
*Lillian Allen
*Linda Tillery and Nina Gerber
*Najma Akhtar
*Ndidi Onukwulu featuring Madagascar Slim
*no luck club
*Ray Wylie Hubbard
*Ridley Bent
*Ruthie Foster
*Sisters Euclid
*Tanya Tagaq
*The Angel Brothers
*The Grande Mothers
*The Mammals
*The Mighty Popo with Urunana rw'abadatana
*The New Lost City Ramblers
*Tim Readman & Shona Le Mottée
*Utah Phillips
*Vishwa Mohan Bhatt & Salil Bhatt


External links

* [ Official site]
* [ Vancouver Folk Music Festival Scrapbook]
* [ VFMF Flickr Group]
* [ VFMF MySpace Community]

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