Perform at the Fest

Submit to play the 2018 Winnipeg Folk Fest!

The 45th annual Winnipeg Folk Festival is held July 5-8, 2018 at Birds Hill Provincial Park in Manitoba.

Each year we program 70+ artists from around globe. We aim to program a very high quality, diverse festival with many genres represented on multiple stages. The festival also programs a family area that hosts a variety of family friendly music and performances.

Planning begins annually with a priority list that far exceeds the number of artists we can realistically program, and throughout the process we discover more amazing music by keeping our ears and eyes open, attending shows, other festivals and conferences, and talking to colleagues. In addition, a small number of acts are booked through unsolicited submissions each year.

* In our efforts to lessen the waste involved in mailed materials, we only accept electronic submissions. Please do not send unsolicited hard materials.

If you wish to be considered for this year’s Festival, please send a short e-mail to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) introducing yourself, that includes current live performance video, and at least 3 web-links (official website, band camp, sound cloud, YouTube, Facebook etc).

*Please note in the subject line if you are from Manitoba.

Performer submissions for the 2018 Winnipeg Folk Festival will be accepted between September 15 and December 15, 2017.

Children’s Performer submissions will be accepted until January 31, 2018.

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