The 2023 Vancouver Folk Music Festival has been cancelled.

Each year, the Festival draws more than 40,000 enthusiastic attendees to beautiful Jericho Beach Park.

According to an announcement from the VFMF Society, the organization simply does not have the resources to produce an event this year. With the summer festival on hold, the society has also decided to lay-off their staff of two.

To proceed with an annual festival , the society believes they will need an additional $500,000 in funding, up-front every year.

In light of these difficult realities, the VFMF Board will be asking the members to approve a resolution to dissolve the Society at their upcoming AGM on February 1, 2023.

The Vancouver Folk Music Festival is a unique community-based celebration internationally renowned for presenting the finest traditional and contemporary folk and roots music from around the world.

The Festival was founded in 1978 and held in Stanley Park. It relocated to Jericho Beach Park in its second year.

Last modified: January 24, 2023

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