First Wave of Bands Released for 2016!


Sunday April 24rd, 2016


 Folk on the Rocks (FOTR) is over the moon to reveal part of this year’s line-up for the 2016 festival! Our board has worked very hard over the winter months to bring you a diverse program of artists from across Canada.

The line up FOTR has crafted spans the full spectrum of genres and explores Canada’s diversity. No one artist can be pegged to a specific genre, which speaks to the level of talent that will grace the FOTR stages this summer.

Over the last four months, the FOTR Selections Committee has worked tirelessly to create a line up that brings a little something for everyone to enjoy: rock, blues, funk, soul, hip hop, bluegrass, folk, electronic, to name a few. The 2016 line up reflects a culturally diverse line up from coast to coast to coast that encapsulates Canada’s multiculturalism.

The following is just a snippet of artists who will be coming this summer. Over the coming weeks, through social media and our website, FOTR will be announcing the remaining acts for this year’s festival.

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Hey Folkers! Ever wanted to mingle with our amazing artists, skip those long lineups, and have the best seat in the house at Main Stage? Let FOTR pamper you this year! Purchase an Adult Early Bird Weekend Pass to FOTR 2016 and you’ll be entered to win an awesome “I’m With The Band V.I.P Prize Pack”!

Here’s what’s included:
  • Official FOTR merchandise
  • An invitation to the pre-festival Performer’s BBQ
  • Bypass the lineup at NWT Pride Stage
  • VIP seats for 2 at Canadian North Main Stage, with care package

So what you waiting for? Get your Early Bird Pass now for your chance to win this awesome ticket upgrade!

Winner will be announced May 9th, 2016!

*Must be 19 years of age and older, offer only valid with purchase of Adult Weekend Pass.
**If you’ve already purchased an Adult EB Weekend Passes, your name has been entered.
***Individual entries will equal the number of tickets purchased (ie, if you buy one ticket, your name will be entered once. Purchase 5 tickets, your name will be entered 5 times and so on).
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Shred Kelly Headlines Annual Spring Thaw

Hold onto your hats Folkers’ – Shred Kelly is coming back to #Yellowknife and they are gracing the stage at the Explorer Hotel for the Annual Folk on the Rocks Spring Thaw! Tickets are on sale now, $50 pick up at Erasmus Apparel on 50th next to Quality Furniture.

We are beyond excited to have this group back, and in such an intimate party! Do not wait to get your tickets, we are certain this is going to sell out fast. Save the date, April 23, 2016.

Where: Explorer Hotel

When: April 23, 2016 – 8:00pm

How much: $50

Tickets available at Erasmus Apparel


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2016 Festival Tix on Sale NOW!


Tickets are NOW on sale for Folk on the Rocks 2016! You are not going to want to miss this festival. Buy now and get your passes at early bird prices!

Purchase tickets HERE!

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Calling all SUPER-Volunteers

Folk on the Rocks is looking for Team Captains to coordinate the main areas during the 2016 Festival. Areas include: Ground Transportation, Ticket Sales, Hospitality, Security, Stage Management, Beer Gardens, Merchandise and Volunteer Headquarters. Here’s your chance to be a leader and strut your stuff, it also comes with some awesome benefits and behind the scenes access.

If you are friendly, organized, or just interested in helping to host the best weekend of the year, please email us at by April 15, 2016.

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RELIVE- Folk On The Rocks 2015

Following a hugely successful trip to Victoria to Break Out West with our friends at Music NWT and Way Up North, we screened the following trailer of the Folk On The Rocks 2015 mini-documentary. Huge thanks to all the artists involved and a huge thank you to PJ Marcellino & Hermon Farahi for their creative talents.

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