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EFMF E-News – February 2024

February 13, 2024

  We are thrilled to announce that Robert Plant & Alison Krauss will headline the festival on August 11.    “This is one of the most exciting bookings in the history of our festival, and a brilliant way to close on Sunday night,” says Terry Wickham, Festival Producer.   This is Robert Plant’s first time…

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EFMF E-News December 2023

December 16, 2023

Happy Holidays from our festival family to yours! We look forward to being back on the hill with you next year August 8 – 11, 2024 As the holiday season approaches, we would like to take a moment to express our thanks for your unwavering support and loyalty throughout the years. Your presence on the hill…

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EFMF E-News – September 2023

September 15, 2023

  Thank you for your tremendous support. We look forward to being back on the hill with you next year, August 8 – 11, 2024 I am often asked ” What was your highlight of the festival?” This year it was an easy choice. I was watching a deer at Area 4 late on Sunday…

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EFMF E-News February 2023

February 16, 2023

  Come work with us this summer! Various summer positions are open now in our Festival and Production offices. Head to for full job descriptions and application information for each position. To be considered, applicants must meet granting requirements. Deadline to apply for all positions is Friday, March 17th at 5pm     We…

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What’s New in 2022

July 22, 2022

Nikamowin (nee-gah-mow-in) in Cree means “song”. This year the Edmonton Folk Music Festival came together with the Edmonton’s Indigenous Arts Community to present First Nations, Metis and Inuit Artists. EFMF acknowledges we are on Treaty 6 traditional lands, the home of the Cree, Dene, Blackfoot, Saulteaux, Nakota Sioux and Metis peoples. We are committed to…

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The Hill at Home – August 6 – 8, 2021

July 15, 2021

THE HILL AT HOME Join us August 6-8   Layout your tarps and chairs, put on your folk fest t-shirts, and get ready to enjoy a weekend of music, song, food, and art at home! Join us for The Hill at Home, August 6 – 8, 2021. Once again we have a very exciting online…

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EFMF E-News – Four Strong Winds

June 21, 2021

Four Strong Winds Sing Along Every year at festival time, we wrap up an incredible 4 days of music and community by singing Ian Tyson’s Four Strong Winds together on the hill at Gallagher Park, filled with memories to carry us through to the next festival. We can’t wait to sing with you again. On…

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EFMF ENews – June 2021 – Taking it to the Streets

June 8, 2021

The Edmonton Folk Music Festival is Taking it to the Streets The Edmonton Folk Music Festival is delighted to announce Taking it to the Streets, made possible with the generous support of Epcor’s Heart+Soul Fund. Working with our neighbours and partners in Edmonton, we’ll bring 40+ concerts from the hill to the streets of Edmonton…

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August 13, 2020

THANK YOU Thank you for joining us this year as we celebrated festival time together for The Hill at Home. It was an absolute joy to see and hear how you were celebrating with loved ones. Our Hearts were on the Hill with you. It was a truly remarkable virtual gathering and we can’t wait…

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The Hill – A Documentary Film Celebrating 40 Years of Music and Community

August 4, 2020

  Congratulations to the filmmakers, Dave Morgan, Director and Co-Producer, and Andrew Scholotiuk, Co-Producer, and to FAVA and to our team here at EFMF. The Hill is no longer available to view, but we look forward to updating you about the future of the film.         The Film and Video Arts Society…

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