Mission Folk Festival returns for 26th year

After a quarter century of music, the folk festival is still going strong.

The 26th annual Mission Folk Music Festival is set for July 25-28.

The festival enters its second quarter century buzzing with a rich sense of musical wonder as it continues to  find the best, the rarest, the unheard of that should be heard while nurturing local artists and reaching around the globe to bring in the world’s great music.

From Roots and Blues to Celtic and soulful Gospel, the 2013 festival is as rich and diverse as ever.

The festival takes place at the Fraser River Heritage Park (7494 Mary St.) in Mission.

For tickets and other information, visit missionfolkmusicfestival.ca

This year’s lineup features:


Roots and Blues:

Jim Byrnes

The Sojourners

Hans Theessink and Terry Evans

Crow Quill Night Owls


Women of Song:

Eliza Gilkyson

Mary Gauthier

Lynn Miles


World on our Doorstep:

Piccola Band Ikona (Italy)

Briga (Poland/Quebec)

Zhambai (Zimbabwe/BC)


Scots and Irish:

Dick Gaughan


Liz Carroll

Mairi Campbell


Made in B.C.


The Bills

Oliver Swain & Big Machine

Viper Central


New Faces and Young Voices:

The Archers


The Spring Standards

Music BC Festival Showcase


Special Guests and Resident Artists:

David Francey

Mairi Campbell


Music BC Festival Showcase Stage:

Three of B.C.’s best emerging folk artists will be featured at the festival and by CBC Noon concerts.