After two years away from the stage, the Regina Folk Festival is back in the Queen City.
This year marks the 51st festival, which runs August 5-7 at Victoria Park.
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This year’s theme is “Redreamings”.
“After a two-year hiatus, we have found a place to imagine the new,” reads the festival’s website. “Could a festival be a poem? What could a dream with a thousand facets look like? »
More than 35 artists and groups will be present for the festival, including The New Pornographers, Buffy Sainte-Marie and Andy Shauf. The complete list of artists and tickets is available on the RFF website.
Regina Folk Festival artistic director Amber Goodwyn said it was one of the most exciting weekends of the year for the music industry in the Queen City.
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“Typically, around 35,000 people pass through the park on a normal festival weekend,” she said. “I’m thrilled to watch the main stage and get lost in the music.
“We are using this year to dream and reimagine how we can make this festival exciting and accessible.”
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And while there are more than a few performers, there are even more volunteers who help run the show. Nearly 600 people registered for the festival.
Doors open at 5 p.m. on Friday to begin the festival, which runs until 11:30 p.m. on Sunday.
Once you walk through the door, proof of vaccination will not be required, although masks are required in indoor spaces. Additional cleaning and disinfection procedures will take place throughout the weekend.
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