Three Things: Winnipeg Folk Festival – July 9 to 12, 2015

WFF Robyn Hitchcock & The Sadies

Legendary British Songwriter Robyn Hitchcock with The Sadies, Geoff Hilhorst of the Deep Dark Woods, and Chris Frayer, Winnipeg Folk Festival Artistic Director after their commissioned performance of The Bands 3rd album “Stage Fright” a performance exclusive to Winnipeg Folk Fest which is known for unique, exclusive programming amongst their audience. Photo: Emma Swift

Festival goers enjoy free pickles in honour of Arlo Guthrie's Artistic Winnipeg Folk Festival Achievement Award followed by a performance of his “The Motorcycle Song” ("I don’t want to eat a pickle, I just want to ride my motorcycle!")  Photo: Emma Swift

Festival goers enjoy free pickles in honour of Arlo Guthrie’s Artistic Winnipeg Folk Festival Achievement Award followed by a performance of his “The Motorcycle Song” (“I don’t want to eat a pickle, I just want to ride my motorcycle!”)
Photo: Emma Swift

What was your favourite Crowd / Performer “Moment” during the festival weekend? Why?

When Alex Ebert (Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros) went out into the audience and got people to sing along and say what there favourite part of Winnipeg Folk Festival was… Colourful responses ensued.

What’s a fact that would surprise us to know about the Winnipeg Folk Festival?
In addition to being a wonderful 4 day music festival we’re also the largest independent promoter in the market, producing 30-40 concerts in 7 different venues throughout Winnipeg.

What’s the most important thing people should know about Winnipeg Folk Festival?
Most people come once and are hooked for life.