Vancouver Folk Music Festival 2009

Comments 45 by Rebecca Bollwitt

VFMF_Logo_1The 32nd annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival returns to Jericho Beach Park July 17-19, 2009 and I’d love to send one lucky reader (and a friend) to experience it all. The Festival includes vendors, a market, and plenty of entertainment from latin ska to swing and trance blues…

The Proclaimers (Scotland)
The Weakerthans (BC)
Joe Pug (US)
Steven Page (ON)
Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band (US)
Pacifika (BC)
Iron and Wine (US)
Great Lake Swimmers (ON)
… and dozens more.

Things kick off the evening of the 17th at 4:00pm, and concerts run Friday (5:00pm to 11:00pm), then Saturday & Sunday (10:00am to 11:00pm).

Tickets for the entire weekend, or just a single day, are available for purchase online, and also over at Highlife Records, Neptoon Records, Zulu Records, Little Sisters Bookstore, and Banyen Books.

If you would like to attend the Vancouver Folk Music Festival on behalf of, please leave a comment or re-tweet this post (using the link I’ll draw a winner by Friday, July 10th who will receive a full weekend pass for themselves and a guest.

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Update: The contest is now closed. I have drawn a winner and you can view this video to see who it was….

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  1. ShannonMonday, July 6th, 2009 — 8:17am PDT

    oooh weakerthans, iron and wine, proclaimers.. i’d love to go!

  2. wono99Monday, July 6th, 2009 — 8:29am PDT

    looks like a great line up, i’d love to go!

  3. Cecilia LuMonday, July 6th, 2009 — 8:53am PDT

    I love The Proclaimers!

  4. ChristelMonday, July 6th, 2009 — 9:04am PDT

    Great Lake Swimmers RULE! and iron & wine. *le sigh*

  5. Sarah B.Monday, July 6th, 2009 — 10:02am PDT

    I would love to attend! So many fabulous acts. Lately Great Lake Swimmers are rocking my boat.

  6. Jon JenningsMonday, July 6th, 2009 — 10:55am PDT

    Don’t miss the awesome Bellowhead. And local favorites The Paperboys and Geoff Berner are also playing.

    Although the prospect of hearing The Proclaimers again after trying so hard to get them out of my head for 20 years… urgh!

  7. MarkMonday, July 6th, 2009 — 10:58am PDT

    Gotta love the Folk Festival! Worth the price of admission to to see Bellowhead.

  8. LucyMonday, July 6th, 2009 — 11:49am PDT

    I would love to attend! Sounds like an exciting event 🙂

  9. Paul BreauMonday, July 6th, 2009 — 12:19pm PDT

    I LOVE the Weakerthans and would love to go.

  10. DomMonday, July 6th, 2009 — 12:20pm PDT

    Iron and Wine, excellent!

  11. Josh BlackerMonday, July 6th, 2009 — 12:24pm PDT

    Wow, how awesome would it be to see the Proclaimers down by the water….

  12. michelle candidoMonday, July 6th, 2009 — 2:06pm PDT

    Holy macaroni. So many incredible acts. I would love the chance to bike on down to the Folk Festival and relish in the fun!

    And thanks to you Miss 604 for reminding me that the Folk Festival is on again!

  13. TheQuackMonday, July 6th, 2009 — 2:09pm PDT

    Oh, I would LOVE to see Stephen Page! I just can’t justify the cost … Pick me 🙂

  14. DeeMonday, July 6th, 2009 — 4:39pm PDT

    I’d love to go!

  15. MarinaMonday, July 6th, 2009 — 4:57pm PDT

    I’m pretty excited about Iron & Wine.

  16. RobMonday, July 6th, 2009 — 5:00pm PDT

    Great Lake Swimmers, Iron & Wine, and MAVIS STAPLES! Woo-hoo!

  17. LyndseyMonday, July 6th, 2009 — 6:05pm PDT

    YAy!!! I can NOT wait to see Iron & Wine…. LEt’s roll the dice and see if it’s in the cards for me… Would love love love to win tickets to this event!!! Great contest Miss604!!

  18. carrieMonday, July 6th, 2009 — 7:15pm PDT

    A chance to win free tickets to the Folk Festival? Vancouver IS the promised land. Why did I wait so long to move here?

  19. S FieldTuesday, July 7th, 2009 — 11:21am PDT

    Jericho Beach Park in the sunshine, listening to music…it doen’t get much better.

  20. MehnazTuesday, July 7th, 2009 — 11:21am PDT

    I’m in!

  21. PeterTuesday, July 7th, 2009 — 1:10pm PDT

    A wonderful event, and mostly done by volunteers and no corporate sponsors and food composting! Yea!

  22. Mandy JansenTuesday, July 7th, 2009 — 1:12pm PDT

    sounds great!

  23. Andrew SimsTuesday, July 7th, 2009 — 1:17pm PDT

    Sounds great; I’d love to go!

  24. RobynTuesday, July 7th, 2009 — 1:18pm PDT

    I used to volunteer every year for the Folk Fest – this is the 2nd year I’m not, but I can highly recommmend it for those that have the time. Great community spirit, you get to give back to the community… plus extra perks like free admission, free food, and backstage access! 🙂

  25. LonTuesday, July 7th, 2009 — 1:22pm PDT

    I heard about this festival before I came to Canada. It sounds like the bomb. Plus I would love to see Rock Plaza Central!

  26. EmmaTuesday, July 7th, 2009 — 1:24pm PDT

    That line-up looks awesome! I’d love to go!

  27. CateTuesday, July 7th, 2009 — 1:30pm PDT

    It’s the first time in years I have loved the lineup at the folk fest, pick me! pick me!

  28. CatherineTuesday, July 7th, 2009 — 1:33pm PDT

    I love the Great Lake Swimmers, I would love to go. I can even write a review.

  29. DaveOTuesday, July 7th, 2009 — 1:36pm PDT

    Yeah i totally wanna win and go to Folk Fest year instead of Fusion Fest in Surrey 😉

  30. Miss604Tuesday, July 7th, 2009 — 1:37pm PDT

    @ DaveO but you’ll go to Surrey if you don’t win… right? 😉 Jamaican patties are on me!

  31. GretchenTuesday, July 7th, 2009 — 10:49pm PDT

    This is my first summer in vancouver and i hear this is the best festival of the summer. I’d love to attend and of course could provide you with photos/etc for Miss 604!

  32. Marda-MischaWednesday, July 8th, 2009 — 11:14am PDT

    This would be the BESTEST thing ever! My BF really wants to go and getting tickets would make me a superstar.
    Thanks 🙂

  33. LynnWednesday, July 8th, 2009 — 11:19am PDT

    Oh pick me! Pick me! Pretty pretty please with sugar on it!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  34. Don ForanWednesday, July 8th, 2009 — 12:57pm PDT

    Folk me…!

  35. BradWednesday, July 8th, 2009 — 2:05pm PDT

    Woo! Folk-Fest!

  36. Sam MacmillanWednesday, July 8th, 2009 — 4:03pm PDT

    Yes please. All weekend would be great great great.

  37. monaThursday, July 9th, 2009 — 8:46am PDT

    This would be wonderful, thanks for doing this contest!

  38. daveThursday, July 9th, 2009 — 5:26pm PDT

    I’ve already got a ticket, but would love to give one to my brother so he and his two daughters(5 and 4) could come. Thats kinda like 3 tix.Please. Either way, I’m stoked

  39. LeaThursday, July 9th, 2009 — 11:59pm PDT

    I would love to go – I would like to surprise a wonderful friend and take them so I’d love the tickets! What a great idea!

  40. OllyFriday, July 10th, 2009 — 1:27pm PDT

    I love folk music. I like to think I could make it as a professional folk music player, if I didn’t lack all the required skills. Pick me!

  41. DavidFriday, July 10th, 2009 — 1:37pm PDT

    My wife and I volunteered for the Festival for years, but now that we have three kids (a two-year old and 1 year old twins) we’re not able to volunteer, nor can we afford the tickets, but we’d love to be able to attend this year!

  42. TeresaFriday, July 10th, 2009 — 7:21pm PDT

    What a great festival!

  43. LyndseySaturday, July 11th, 2009 — 2:04pm PDT

    My video player won’t play or the link is broken ;( can you type out who won the tickets in a post, please???

  44. Miss604Saturday, July 11th, 2009 — 2:05pm PDT

    I emailed the winner, it was S. Field (who left a comment on the post). Thanks for entering!

  45. AndreeWednesday, August 12th, 2009 — 12:49pm PDT

    Could someone tell me how to get in touch with the vendors outside the gate at the jericho Beach folk fest? Particularly the ones that sold silk clothing in abig bin for 5 dollars each.. I would love to buy lots more and so woulf my friends.

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