Published Jun 08, 2020Like so many events, the Winnipeg Folk Festival was forced to cancel its 2020 instalment due to the ongoing pandemic. Now, though, organizers have revealed plans for a special Winnipeg Folk Fest at Home livestream.
The livestream will take place July 11 starting at 7 p.m. CT, with the free event broadcasting on both Facebook and YouTube. The digital fest will feature several past festival performances from the likes of Sheryl Crow, Brandi Carlile and City and Colour, as well as exclusive new performances from Vance Joy, William Prince, Tash Sultana and more.
Other acts set to perform include A Tribe Called Red, Bahamas, Courtney Barnett, Jason Isbell, John K. Samson & the Winter Wheat, Kurt Vile & the Sadies, Waxahatchee, the Sheepdogs, the Strumbellas, and Steve Gunn, among others.
"The cancellation of our festival was heartbreaking for us and so many in our community, so we wanted to create an opportunity to commemorate the festival weekend and celebrate from the comfort and safety of our homes and yards," said the festival's executive director Lynne Skromeda. "It's also a great chance for those who've never been to the Winnipeg Folk Fest to have a taste of our unique festival experience and virtually transport them to Birds Hill Provincial Park from wherever they may be."
Alongside the livestream, organizers are encouraging viewers to make their own "mini-folk fests" in their homes, backyards, cottages and campsites this year.
Down below, you can see the complete lineup and get more info about the event at the festival website.
Winnipeg Folk Fest at Home 2020 Lineup:
A Tribe Called Red
City and Colour
John K. Samson & the Winter Wheat
Kurt Vile and The Sadies
The War & Treaty