Published May 12, 2009The Vancouver Folk Festival has announced the line-up for this year's 32nd annual event, which will feature an array of beloved folk-leaning artists from both Canada and abroad.
On the homegrown front, the seaside music fest, which takes place from July 17 to 19 at the city's Jericho Beach Park, has roped in such artists as Canadian indie heroes the Weakerthans, Toronto's Great Lake Swimmers, alt-folk popsters Rock Plaza Central, singer-songwriter Basia Bulat, Veda Hille and former Barenaked Lady Steven Page, among others. As far as the international talent goes, Sub Pop beardo Iron and Wine will play the fest, as will soul legend Mavis Staples, Scottish duo the Proclaimers and hip-hoppers Arrested Development.
Early bird tickets for the event are on sale now until June 12, and you can get more information here.
In alphabetical order, here is the full list of performers who will play this year's Vancouver Folk Festival:
Los de Abajo
Justin Adams and Juldeh Camara
Mark Berube & the Patriotic Few
The Ebony Hillbillies
Great Lake Swimmers
Iron and Wine
Jorge Miguel Flamenco
Los Misioneros del Norte
Mr. Something Something
Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band
Rock Plaza Central
Väsen with Darol Anger & Mike Marshall
Suzie Vinnick and Rick Fines
VOC Soul Gospel Choir with Checo Tohomaso
Women in Docs