The Winnipeg Folk Festival was an extraordinary event with amazing music, delicious food, and an exciting atmosphere. But, it’s the interesting individuals that fill Birds Hill Park that make Folk Fest what it is.
These are their Folk Fest stories:
“This is my first year camping at Folk Fest and the coolest thing that happened so far was that there was a guy with a tuba last night, like a whole brass section, and they all put Christmas lights on their instruments so they were all lit up. It was really cool and made me so happy.”
Matt & Kass
Matt: “The concerts have been my favourite so far. The atmosphere is just wild; it’s like nothing I’ve ever seen before. If you’re not out here you’re missing out, it’s wild and amazing! This is my first year camping and it’s exceeded all my expectations.”
Kass: “I really liked Edward Sharpe, it was really awesome. I think it’s really good because you can just escape from the city for a little while and just be you and be free and explore everything! This is my 21st or 20th year camping because my mom camped with me when she was pregnant with me. It’s great because you get to meet new people and make new friends.”
“Being way up at the front of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros was a lot of fun. What makes Folk Fest so special is the vibe that you know everybody. It’s such a community. Everyone is so happy to be here. Everyone is full of friendship and laughs. It’s the vibes.”
Colleen & Nicole
Colleen: “I’ve been here since the first day. In one word; I’d describe it as wild. Even if you’re alone you just walk around and it’s still great. This is our first year and we’re talking about coming back for the rest of our lives – eventually bringing the kids. It’s an open and welcoming atmosphere, and no one is left out.”
Nicole: “There’s such a community here, like you walk through people’s homes every single second. Don’t be scared, you can join and walk around. You even meet people on your way to the bathroom!”
“This is our fourth year being here, we come every year from Edmonton – it’s like a 15 hour drive. After your first experience here it’s like an addiction you’re like “we have to go back!” It was totally eye opening to me how humble people are here and loving and fun. Every year is totally different, but every year I want to come back for different reasons. It’s our escape, you get to spend time with your girlfriends and you also meet really interesting and fun people.”
So, there you all have it.
If the fact that the Winnipeg Folk Festival has its own food court, amazing bands, and a variety of interesting activities that’ll get you dying to live that hippie lifestyle isn’t enough to bring you out to Folk Fest next year, hopefully these rad individuals telling you to get out of your basement and get your folk on will. Hope to see you all folk-ing out like mad next summer!