The Calgary Folk Music Festival has finally announced the complete lineup for this year’s festival, and we couldn’t be happier. Luckily for festival lovers and summertime vagrants across North America, the festival runs from July 22 to 25 at Prince’s Island Park in Calgary, Alberta (so you can still go to Pitchfork or the Siren Music Festival the weekend before! Have to chose between Folk and Whartscape, though). Major acts include Roberta Flack and some pretty serious folk acts, but also Stars, Man Man, St. Vincent, and The Swell Season, plus international groups like Konono No. 1.
If you’re in the area but for some reason don’t like music (thanks for reading TMT anyway), here’s a festival press kit with some recommendations of things to do around Calgary. Picnics, walks, trout fishing, and skinny dipping are all included on the list – though you should still try to work Roberta Flack into your schedule, regardless.
Calgary Folk Music Festival lineup:
Karla Anderson, Annie Lou, Asani, Natacha Atlas, The Avett Brothers, Axis of Conversation, Baskery, Bette & Wallet, Debashish Bhattacharya, Greg Brown, The Burning Hell, Caracol, The Cat Empire, Coolooloosh, Delhi 2 Dublin, DJ Dolores, DJ Logic, Dojo Workhorse, El Puchero del Hortelaño, e.s.l., David Essig, Etran Finatawa, Roberta Flack, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Fribo, Chris Gheran, Ghostkeeper, Thea Gilmore, Haydamaky, Joe Henry, Hill Country Revue, Robin Holcomb, Honeybear, Jon and Roy, Jordan Klassen, Konono No. 1, Library Voices, Cord Lund and The Hurtin’ Albertans, Madison Violet, Dan Mangan, Man Man, Laura Marling, Mauvais Sort, The Mississippi Sheiks Tribute Project, Geoff Muldaur, Ohbijou, OX, Po’ Girl, Finley Quaye, Peatbog Faeries, Steve Pineo, Romantica, Tom Russell, Shakura S’Aida, Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens, JB Shore, Samantha Savage-Smith, Stars, St. Vincent, Sunparlour Players, The Swell Season, Linda Tillery and The Cultural Heritage Choir, Timber Timbre, Frank Turner, Ian Tyson, Ukrania, United Steelworkers of Montreal
• Calgary Folk Music Festival: http://www.calgaryfolkfest.com