HUDSONS HOPE B.C. – The Peace Valley Folk Fest is back and showing some growth after the success of its first annual event last summer.
Organizer Ben Waechter says tickets sales increased to 500 for this year’s event, and the lineup has been officially finalized.
Peace region residents are seemingly chomping at the bit to take in a music festival this summer as early bird tickets for the event sold out in one day.
Ticket holders will be taking in a total of 25 artists and bands, up from 21 last year.
Waechter says that despite the inaugural festival’s success last year, he learned some valuable lessons to help continue building the event for many years to come.
“I’m beyond pumped. Last year was just a huge learning curve. We didn’t know what we didn’t know, and we’re way more prepared this year. I think we’ll be able to enjoy more of the music and interact with the attendees a little more,” said Waechter.
So far, Waechter has named 10 of the 24 acts who’ve signed up for the event, including Blackberry Wood, Samson’s Delilah, Genevieve Jaide, Last Horse Standing, Origami Army, Coyotes in the Meadow, The Thrifted Misfits, Half/Asian with Amy the CODA, Naomi Kavka, and Crones
The festival will also feature a performance by the Doig River First Nation drum circle, who will come out to do a presentation and talk about their history with the land.
The weekend event will take place on July 15th and 16th. A weekend pass for the event is $95 per person and passes are free for kids aged 12 and under.
Volunteers and vendors are still in need and can apply through the folk fest’s website.
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