There’s an official press conference scheduled for later this morning, but here’s a breakdown on some of the more prominent acts who will be gracing the stage at the 2015 Regina Folk Festival which goes August 7-9 in Victoria Park.
Sinead O’Connor needs no introduction, presumably. Likewise with Blue Rodeo and The Sheepdogs. I wasn’t familiar with Vance Joy, but apparently he’s a 27-year-old singer-songwriter out of Australia.
Bahamas played the main stage in 2013, and he’s back again this year. Basia Bulat has played the festival before. And since then she’s grabbed a second Polaris Prize shortlist nomination for her 2013 album Tall Tall Shadow, which also received a 2014 Juno nomination in the Adult Alternative Album category.
Then there’s Jenny Lewis. She leapt out on the list of headliners for editor Steve. Last July, he reviewed her album The Voyager and gave it four dogs out of five. So he’ll be pumped to see her perform.
Aside from the Sheepdogs, Andy Shauf, Jeffery Straker, the Karpinka Brothers and Pile of Bones Brass Band are Saskatchewan acts who are getting some RFF love this year. And George Leach is playing too. He’s a B.C.-based blues/rock artist who received a Juno for Aboriginal Album of the Year in 2014, and followed that up with a performance at the opening ceremonies for the North American Indigenous Games that were held in Regina last July.
You can find out more on the artists, and related ticket information for the festival, on the RFF website.