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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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Remembering Mitch Podolak

August 28, 2019

Remembering Mitch Podolak September 21, 1947 – August 25, 2019 We are saddened to learn of the passing of Mitch Podolak. He will be missed. “It is more than likely that without the foresight and assistance of Mitch Podolak there would not be an Edmonton Folk Music Festival. It is time to raise a parting glass in…

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John Prine unable to close this year’s Festival

July 23, 2019

John Prine cancels Folk Fest appearance The Edmonton Folk Music Festival regrets to announce that due to health reasons, John Prine is unable to close this year’s Festival. John’s management informed the Festival that he is undergoing surgery this week and is postponing all of his summer dates.  John is expecting a full recovery and…

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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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2019 “Go Wildly Forward” Scholarship Application

March 5, 2019

Are you a student attending a post-secondary institution? Have you volunteered with the festival for two or more years (these do not have to be consecutive)? Consider applying for the “Go Wildly Forward Scholarship”! Applications are due April 30th, and can be found here. Please contact with any questions or concerns.

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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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Lost and Found 2018

August 11, 2018

Sometimes when we are having fun we become separated from things we hold dear.  Here are the best ways to try and be reunited: During the festival (August 9-12): Drop off or claim lost and found items at the Information Tent (look for the big red balloons) Following the festival (August 13-23): Contact the Edmonton…

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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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Edmonton Folk Music Festival 2018 Passes and Tickets are On Sale Now!

June 7, 2018

A huge thank you to everyone who lined up for tickets last weekend! 4-day festival passes and single day tickets are on sale now, in person at the Festival Box Office or online at Ticketmaster.   With 35.75 hours of live music on 7 stages from 65+ world class artists over 4 days in the…

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