Don’t miss out – Edmonton Folk Fest releases 300 youth tickets and announces some schedule changes

Adult and Youth tickets sold out quickly, while sales of the allotment for seniors tickets has held steady, so the Edmonton Folk Music Festival is pleased to announce that they will be re-releasing 300 tickets for each of Thursday and Friday evening as YOUTH tickets. The Festival is held at Gallagher Park from Thursday August 6 through to Sunday August 9.

“With Of Monsters and Men, and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros on those nights, we feel that those nights will have a special appeal to our youth audience,” said EFMF organizers.

Tickets will be $22.00 per night and will go on sale at 9:30 a.m. Sunday August 2. Youth tickets are for 12-17 year olds.

Children 11 and under, and Seniors 80 and over are admitted at no charge.

They will be available through the EFMF box office in person or by phone (780)429-1999 as well as through Ticketmaster at in person outlets, by phone and on line. (  Ph:1-855-985-5000)

Senior tickets are also still available for all four days of the festival.

Schedule Changes

Unfortunately, Sinead O’Connor has cancelled her summer tour dates, including her Friday, August 7 appearance on the Edmonton Folk Music Festival main stage due to health concerns. The Edmonton Folk Music Festival (EFMF) organizers are, naturally, disappointed that she is unable to perform and wish her a speedy recovery.

The Wind and the Wave have also cancelled their scheduled appearance at this year’s festival due to a conflict with their recording schedule.

Although excellent replacement artists have been arranged for those time slots, refunds for Friday night ticket holders are available until July 31 through place of purchase.  Ticketmaster should be contacting ticket buyers shortly with their procedures. For tickets purchased through the festival box office, please call 780-429- 1999 to reach our box office.

We are pleased to announce that Sam Amidon will be added to the line up, to replace the Wind and the Wave. As previously announced, Frazey Ford will be taking the place of Sinead O’Connor on the Friday night Mainstage and Sam Amidon will be added to the line up to replace the Wind and the Wave.

From Producer Terry Wickham: “I think we have a genuine Canadian star in Frazey Ford. Her album Indian Ocean is one of the best albums I have heard in years.”

Frazey Ford will play the main stage slot Friday at 9:05 p.m. as well as her scheduled sessions on Saturday. Danny Michel (solo) will be replacing her in the Friday evening session Magical Moments.

These changes necessitated some shifting of schedules which has now been updated on both the website and the App.

Schedule change details are as follows (artist changes in bold):

Friday, Main Stage 9:05pm – Frazey Ford (formerly Sinead O’Connor)

Friday, Stage 6 at 7:20pm – Magical Moments

Bear’s Den

Jenn Grant

Danny Michel (formerly Frazey Ford)

John Smith

Saturday, Stage 6 at 11am – A Day In The Life

Jenn Grant

Mohsin Zaman (formerly The Wind and the Wave)

Good for Grapes

Saturday, Stage 6 at 3pm – New Frontiers

Frazey Ford

Lord Huron

Sam Amidon (formerly The Wind and the Wave)

Eddie Berman

Sunday, Stage 7 at 1:05pm – Concert – Sam Amidon (formerly The Wind and the Wave)

Sunday, Stage 6 at 4:30pm – Concert – Monica Heldal (formerly Frazey Ford)

Sunday, Stage 6 at 5:45pm – The Song Remains The Same

Matt Andersen

Sam Amidon (formerly The Wind and the Wave)

Brandi Carlile

Gregory Alan Isakov

Time changes on stage 7 due to Monica Heldal moving to another spot:

Sunday, Stage 7 at 4:25pm – Concert – Calvin Vollrath

Sunday, Stage 7 at 5:45pm – Concert – Leo Bud Welch


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