FOLK ON THE ROCKS 2015 LINE-UP ANNOUNCEMENT!
Folk on the Rocks is delighted to reveal part of this year’s line-up for the 2015 festival! Our board and staff work hard over the winter months to bring you a stellar program of artists from all corners of the globe. 2015 is particularly special as it is the 35th Anniversary of Folk on the Rocks. The following is just a snapshot to have you wanting more and wishing it was the 3rd weekend in July!
Six-time Bucky Award winner Dan Mangan will be headlining Folk on the Rocks this year! Dan also boasts two JUNO Awards, two Canadian Western Music Awards and has been listed twice as a Polaris musician/songwriter. He is by now a household name and we are honoured to welcome him.
Legendary country singer and proud ‘Berta boy Corb Lund will begracing our main stage as one of our headliners. CMA and Juno Winner Corb needs no introduction, but for those who don’t know – he’s a superstar. Extremely popular both in Canada and throughout the world, Corb has a new album in the works and we can’t wait to see him rock the festival!
With a new album just released, Pan-Canadian Indie-folk band Shred Kelly bring their infectious tunes and soaring instrumentals and will get the crowd going wild! We can’t wait!!!!
We are very proud to present 2015 Grammy Nominees PALO! to the festival. They will entertain with their Afro-Cuban Funk and ensure the dance floor is never empty!
Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance Band The Wet Secrets bring their surreal electric rock sounds to Folk on the Rocks (complete with awesome Band uniforms!). First winners of Alberta’s prestigious Peak Performance Project, we look forward to their set at this year’s festival!
Folk on the Rocks festival excitement continues with electronic duo The Funk Hunters. Fresh off a North American tour with legendary Hip Hop Artist Chali 2na, these guys bring the noise. “The Funk Hunters will change your life”, they say. Who are we to argue with such a bold statement?
We are delighted to welcome the Dakhká Khwáan Dancers, a renowned traditional Inland Tlingit dance group based in The Yukon. Performers at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, they combine traditional drumming, song and dance to create an experience that will live on in memory.
The weird and wonderful Fungineers are at Folk on the Rocks for both young and old alike to marvel at! The clue is in the name: FUN! These guys make music, beatbox, DJ and create live shows that will have you entranced, all in the name of Fun.
Sarah MacDougall, winner of a Western Canadian Music Award, is a singer with lyrics that are spiritual and poetic. Hailing from Sweden and now a Whitehorse resident, Sarah’s voice is purely intoxicating. Festival-goers are in for a treat with this one!
“Canadian North is thrilled to once again be the official airline sponsor of Folk on the Rocks,” said Emmet R. Reidy, Canadian North’s Director of Marketing and Communications. “Folk on the Rocks is one of the great summertime festivals and we can’t wait to see this year’s list of entertainers.”
“We are thrilled with the acts on our Line Up this year. There are some very talented people on the program, with a dynamic range of genres and styles. Folk on the Rocks promotes diversity in all its forms and I think this is reflected in what we’ve announced today.”
-David Whitelock, Executive Director, Folk on the Rocks
Let the countdown to the festival begin!