Winnipeg Folk Fest Gets Lido Pimienta, Japanese Breakfast, Cadence Weapon for 2022 Edition

The lineup also includes Allison Russell, Kurt Vile & the Violators, Andy Shauf, the New Pornographers, the Weather Station, Bahamas, Arooj Aftab, Tash Sultana, Portugal. the Man and more

BY Megan LaPierrePublished Apr 11, 2022

Following cancellations in 2021 and 2020Winnipeg Folk Festival is finally making its triumphant return to Birds Hill Provincial Park this July 7 to 10 for its 47th edition.

To curate the stacked lineup, the fest invited back artists originally meant to play in 2020 — like Tash Sultana, Lido Pimienta, Japanese Breakfast, Kurt Vile & the Violators and Weyes Blood — as well as a massive crop of new additions, including Cadence Weapon, the New Pornographers, the Weather Station, Allison Russell, Andy Shauf, Portugal. The Man, Arooj Aftab, the Strumbellas, Bahamas, Buddy Guy and more.

"We are so excited to get back out to Birds Hill Park with an incredible lineup for the return of the Winnipeg Folk Festival," artistic director Chris Frayer said in a statement. "With the support of our incredible community throughout the pandemic, we've been able to make a strong homecoming by bringing artists from all over — and who appeal to all ages and all music lovers. The incredible talent we have lined up will really highlight our artistic vision of presenting strong and diverse talent that will resonate with our audience."

Over the four days, you can catch performances from over 60 artists — including Exclaim! New Faves alumni JayWood, Leith Ross and Clerel.

Tickets for the 2022 Winnipeg Folk Festival are on sale here, with adult day tickets starting at $80 and full weekend passes at $234. After selling out in 2019, Festival Campground and Quiet Campground passes are already well on their way to doing so again. Government-issued proof of vaccination is required to attend the event.

See the full lineup details and festival poster below.

Winnipeg Folk Festival 2022 Lineup:

Portugal. The Man
Tash Sultana
Buddy Guy
Japanese Breakfast
Bettye LaVette
Kurt Vile & the Violators
Weyes Blood
The Strumbellas
Jerry Harrison & Adrian Belew
Sudan Archives
Lido Pimienta
The New Pornographers
Andy Shauf
Wild Rivers
Blind Boys of Alabama
Chicano Batman
Fruit Bats
Arooj Aftab
Jeremy Dutcher
Allison Russell
Ocie Elliott
The Weather Station
Cadence Weapon
Judy Collins
Madison Cunningham
Reuben and the Dark
Boy Golden
Buck Meek
Les filles de Illighadad
Trio Svin
Sweet Alibi
Tré Burt
Ifriqiyya Electrique
Jeremie Albino
Leith Ross
Tall Tall Trees
Charlie Cunningham
Ruby Waters
JJ Shiplett
Sam Lynch
Del Barber
Ndidi O
Trish Klein
Richard Inman
Bobby Dove
The Trade-Offs
Shanley Spence
Sebastian Gaskin
Allison De Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves
Kirby Brown
Cassie and Maggie
Jessee Havey & the Banana Band
James Culleton Super Fun
Green Fools Theatre
Madame Diva et Micah


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