Vancouver, Canada – The 2004 edition of the
Vancouver Folk Music Festival will
take place July 16, 17 & 18, 2004, at Jericho Beach Park. Music fans will see
more than 45 groups and guest artists offer three evenings and two full days of
music on eight stages in a beautiful outdoor venue.
Musical offerings at the 2004 Vancouver
Folk Music Festival will include the ancient songs of working women’s lives
in Northern Italy, the latest musical explorations from the far reaches of the
Celtic explosion and traditions from as far away as Turkey, Vietnam and
Pakistan, all exploring and pushing the boundaries of the traditional
definitions of folk music.[image2_right]From celebrated names like Bruce Cockburn, Utah Phillips,
and Janis Ian to new-to-the-Festival acts such as France’s Dupain, Egypt’s
El Din and Poland’s
Warsaw Village Band, the 2004 Vancouver Folk Music Festival will present
familiar favorites and exciting new tunes and songs.
In addition to both traditional and contemporary folk and folk-fusion, the
Festival will feature an array of workshops with performances and opportunities
to participate, a colorful Artists’ Marketplace and a mouthwatering selection of
healthful foods and beverages.
Early Bird Weekend Passes are on sale to June 19 for $90.00. June 19 to July 18
adult advance weekend passes are $120. Other advance tickets and purchases at
the gate range from $40 for the Friday evening concert to $55 for Saturday and
Sunday passes. Tickets for youth (13 to 18 years) are $55 for the Early Bird
Weekend Pass, $25 for Friday night’s concert and $30 for Saturday and Sunday
admissions. Students at post-secondary institutions, with valid student I.D.,
may purchase youth rate tickets in person at outlets or at the gate. Admission
for Little Folks (three to 12 years) is free on Friday night with an adult, $12
for the weekend and $7 Saturday or Sunday. Children two and under and seniors 65
and over are admitted free.
[image3_left]Buy in person at 1113 – 207 West Hastings in Vancouver, call 604.602.9798, fax
your order to 604.602.9790 or e-mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets can also be purchased at all Ticketmaster
outlets, by phone at 604.280.4444 in Vancouver, 250.386.7600 in Victoria and in
Washington and Oregon at 206.628.0888 and online at
www.ticketmaster.ca. New this year is
the opportunity to by your tickets directly from the Festival, with no service
charges, at a secure ecommerce site at
Other outlets include: the Granville Street Tom Lee Music outlet, Highlife
Records and Zulu Records in Vancouver; Boomtown Import Records & Discs in
Vancouver and Victoria; Bailey/Coy Books, Elliott Bay Book Company in Seattle;
Piper Music and Village Books in Bellingham; and Crossroads Music in Portland.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.