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Stanfest line-up announced

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CANSO, N.S. —

Suzanne Vega, Donovan Woods and Jeremy Dutcher will be the headliners at the 2019 Stan Rogers Folk Festival.

This year’s line-up also includes Dave Gunning, Bruce Guthro, Rose Cousins, JP Cormier, Còig, Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys,  Gabrielle Papillon, Kellie Loder, Rachel Beck, Reeny Smith, Garrett Mason, T. Thomason, Hello Delaware, The Bombadils, and Villages.
The roster shines a spotlight on artists from Manitoba, including The Small Glories, Joey Landreth, and Madeleine Roger along with two Smithsonian Folkways label-mates: Montrealer Kaia Kater and Boston-based Lula Wiles. PEI-based classical ensemble Atlantic String Machine will also be featured.
Toronto-based artists The Weather Station, Justin Nozuka, and Lydia Persaud will bring their unique spin on folk music and two European imports - Talisk, 2017 Scots Trad Music Awards Folk Band of the Year, and fiddle supergroup, Scandinavian String Alliance - will be present, along with wordsmiths, Garnet Rogers and Malcolm Holcombe.
“There are plenty of fresh faces on the roster, but part of the joy of Stanfest has always been discovering the best new talent in folk music,” said Chris Greencorn, artistic director of Stanfest.
For more information on performing artists, visit: stanfest.com/artists/.
Tickets are on sale now. Advance weekend passes are $145 plus tax. Day passes vary in price and are available at stanfest.com/tickets. Children 12 and under are admitted free.
Campsites are available by contacting the festival office toll free at 1 (888) 554-7826.
RV sites are $90 plus tax and tent sites are $70 plus tax.
This is the 23rd year for Stanfest, which is held in Canso and will run from Thursday, July 25 to Sunday, July 28.
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