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Calgary Folk Music Festival

A well-respected music festival, the Calgary Folk Fest (as it's commonly known) attracts about 50,000 music fans to Prince's Island Park every year. Featuring more than 60 local and international acts each year - spread across seven stages - the Calgary Folk Music Festival is considered to be a bit of a 'purist's festival', known for listening and appreciative audiences. The calibre of the acts, which span the genres of folk, blues, roots and even hip hop, is significant, with the 2011 edition of the 30-year-old festival featuring both legendary and up-and-coming artists such as Nancy Griffiths, kd lang, The Felice Brothers, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Yo La Tengo and Dark Dark Dark.

Venue: Prince's Island Park

Date: 24 - 27 July 2014

Website: www.calgaryfolkfest.com