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Vancouver Folk Music Festival announces its 2024 lineup

Back for its 47th year, the Vancouver Folk Music Festival has just announced its 2024 lineup of performing artists. 

Known as one of the city’s best music festivals, every year it is attended by tens of thousands in the community, who head to Jericho to experience the sound and culture of traditional and contemporary folk and roots music.

For the 2024 edition, performers include South Africa’s Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness, New Zealand’s Māmā Mihirangi & The Māreikura, and BC’s own Ndidi O, Dawn Pemberton, and Moontricks (among many others).

“In a world that sometimes feels like it’s being pulled apart, there’s comfort in knowing that we’ll again be gathering at Jericho Beach on the third weekend of July and immersing ourselves in the musical magic of the 47th Vancouver Folk Music Festival. For this weekend, we can all feel the positive power of music and community, and their ability to change us all for the better,” artistic director Fiona Black says in a release. “In addition to many richly talented local and Canadian artists, we’re welcoming artists from all over the globe, including from the Ukraine, Côte d’Ivoire, Niger, South Africa, New Zealand, South Korea, Ireland, Mexico, Jordan, Morocco, Brazil, the UK, and Sweden, as well as a strong contingent from the US. What a privilege to be able to bring these diverse artists to make music together!”

Dawn Pemberton.
Robyn Ardagh

Here’s the complete list of performers:

  • BCUC – Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness (South Africa) 
  • Barney Bentall (BC) 
  • Big Lazy with Paul Pigat (NY/BC) 
  • John Boutté (LA) 
  • Kevin Breit & Cyro Baptista (ON/Brazil) 
  • BuenRostro (Mexico) 
  • Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves (TN/NC) 
  • Iris DeMent (IA) 
  • Jeremy Dutcher (QC) 
  • Etran de L’Aïr (Niger) 
  • Mick Flannery (Ireland) 
  • 47Soul (Palestine/Jordan) 
  • Fränder (Sweden/Estonia) 
  • Dobet Gnahoré (Côte d’Ivoire) 
  • Kym Gouchie Trio (BC)
  • Gordon Grdina’s The Marrow (BC) 
  • Alvin Youngblood Hart (MS)
  • Highway 61 Reimagined (BC/US) 
  • KRUTb (Ukraine) 
  • Daniel Lapp & TMT (BC)
  • Making Movies (CA/MO)
  • James Vincent McMorrow (Ireland) 
  • Wendy McNeill (AB) 
  • Māmā Mihirangi & The Māreikura (New Zealand) 
  • The Milk Carton Kids (CA) 
  • Moontricks (BC)
  • Ndidi O (BC) 
  • Mel Parsons (New Zealand) 
  • Dawn Pemberton (BC) 
  • Grace Petrie (UK) 
  • Chris Pierce (CA) 
  • Pharis & Jason Romero (BC)
  • Second Moon (Korea) 
  • Scott Smith’s Adventures in Pedal Steel (BC) 
  • Chris Smither (MA) 
  • Katie Tupper (SK) 
  • Suzie Ungerleider (BC) 
  • Leif Vollebekk (QC) 
  • Hayley Wallis (BC)
  • The Wood Brothers (TN/BC) 
  • Zar Elektrik (Morocco/France)

Vancouver Folk Music Festival 2024

July 19 to 21

Where: Jericho Beach Park

Tickets: $135+ for weekend passes, available now