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Festival Footage!

June 17, 2020

Would you like to contribute to a piece of festival history? We’re working on a festival documentary and we’d love your help! Maybe you have some film from Goldbar in 1980? Or perhaps you shot Joni Mitchell in 1994 – let’s see what you have! For more information please contact Dave Morgan by July 1…

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2020 Festival Merchandise

June 17, 2020

ONLINE STORE We will miss gathering with you on the hill at Gallagher Park this summer, but we all know where our hearts will be. My Heart is on the Hill t-shirts, tank tops, and crewnecks are available to pre-order now.  Head to our ONLINE SHOP for details. Deadline to order is Sunday, July 5.  ***UPDATE*** My Heart…

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Cancellation of the 2020 Edmonton Folk Music Festival

April 21, 2020

On behalf of the volunteers, board and staff of the festival, we are truly sad to announce the cancellation of our 41st annual festival, scheduled to run from August 6-9.In light of the global pandemic and the implications it has for large gatherings, the decision, though deeply disappointing, was necessary. We will work to reconfirm the artists…

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EFMF eNews – Upcoming Concerts and Folk Fest Updates

January 29, 2020

EFMF E-News  We’re delighted to share these upcoming concerts featuring some of your favourite festival artists! Live At The Winspear presents PassengerTuesday November 10 2020 8pm Passenger, aka Mike Rosenberg, is a multi-award winning, platinum-selling singer-songwriter from Brighton, England. Although still known for his busking, he made the journey from street corners to stadiums with ‘Let Her…

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Holiday Wishes and Upcoming Concerts

December 5, 2019

The Edmonton Folk Music Festival wishes you the Happiest of Holidays this festive season, and we look forward to connecting with you in the New Year! Festival Office Holiday Hours The festival office is winding down for the holiday season and we will be lightly staffed for the next few weeks. If you need to stop…

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EFMF 2019 – Thank you

September 12, 2019

View from the Hill Part 2.  September 11th 2019 Well here we are, exactly one month after our 40th festival closed. And what a festival we had. All the artists were at the high standards I expected and several were well above them. Amongst the highlights for me were: The new sound system on Mainstage. I have never…

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2019 EFMF Lineup Announcement

June 8, 2019

Edmonton Folk Music Festival 2019 Artist Announcement Just announced! Here is the full list of artists performing at the 40th annual Edmonton Folk Music Festival in Gallagher Park on August 8-11, 2019. Please visit for schedules, faqs and all you need to know about coming to the Festival this year! 2019 tickets go on sale Saturday,…

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HOZIER, Blue Rodeo, Ani DiFranco to perform at the 40th Anniversary of the Edmonton Folk Music Festival

April 3, 2019

August 8-11, 2019 Full line up of 60+ artists will be announced Wednesday, May 29.Tickets on sale Saturday, June 1. The Edmonton Folk Music Festival is excited to announce HOZIER, Blue Rodeo, Amanda Shires, Ani DiFranco, The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer, and Hurray for the Riff Raff, August 8 – 11, 2019. Irish singer,…

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Edmonton Folk Music Festival wishes you Happy Holidays!

December 17, 2018

Festival Office Holiday Hours The festival offices are winding down for the holiday season. As such we will be lightly staffed for the next few weeks. If you need to stop by, please give us a call just before you come so that you can ensure that someone is in the office. The festival office…

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Changes to Thursday and Friday schedules due to unusual circumstances.

August 8, 2018

August 8, 2018   After performing in Toronto earlier this week, Tash Sultana’s custom-made equipment was damaged by heavy rain. We have confirmed that, after making repairs, Tash will be able to perform on Friday instead of Thursday. In order to accommodate this unfortunate situation for Tash, we have made the following change: DakhaBrakha Thursday,…

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