Winnipeg Folk Fest Taps Jeff Tweedy, M. Ward, Tegan and Sara for 2011 Edition

BY Josiah HughesPublished Apr 12, 2011

Since 1974, the Winnipeg Folk Festival has brought an array of renowned talent to Manitoba's Birds Hill Provincial Park. This year looks to be no different, with a large batch of A-list artists set to take the stage from July 6 to 10.

Festival organizers have revealed many of the event's confirmed acts, and it's already enough to have anticipation for the event cranked to full blast. Here's the lineup so far:

Matt Andersen, Annie Lou, the Be Good Tanyas, Beoga, Blackie & the Rodeo Kings, Blind Pilot, Blue Rodeo, Caladh Nua, Marco Calliari, Caracol, Caravan Palace, Christa Couture, Chuck Et Albert, Chuck Prophet, Samantha Crain, Dan Crary, Crooked Brothers, Kat Danser, David Wax Museum, Dawes, the Del McCoury Band with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Ray Wylie Hubbard, DJ Hunnicutt, Fairfield Four, Frazey Ford, Funky Meters, Galant, Tu Perds Ton Temps, Ganga Girl, Green Fools Theatre, High Strung, Imaginary Cities, Sarah Jarosz, Jaune Toujours, the Jayhawks, Joy Kills Sorrow, K.D. Lang and the Siss Boom Bang, Connie Kaldor, Little Feat, Dan Mangan, Melissa McClelland, Mighty Popo, Minotaurs, Mountain Men, Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens, New Country Rehab, Scott Nolan, Oh My Darling, the Once, Charlie Parr, Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band, Puppet Folk, Dirk Powell, Lucy Wainwright Roche, Ordo Sakhna, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, the Secret Sisters, Shane Koyczan and the Short Story Long, Omar Souleyman, Spiro, Tegan and Sara, Tim Robbins and the Rogues Gallery Band, Tinariwen, Tom Fun Orchestra, Toots and the Maytals, Trampled By Turtles, Trout Fishing In America, Jeff Tweedy, Twilight Hotel, M. Ward, Andy White

Five-day passes for the Winnipeg Folk Fest are available here at an early bird rate of $189. Those looking for the discount should act relatively fast, as the price will hike up to $210. More information on the festival can be found here.

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