World is coming to Mission Folk Music Festival

From South America to Australia, Scandinavia to Polynesia and beyond, dozens of groups will help celebrate 25 years of music.

Music is pouring in from around the globe for this year’s  Mission Folk Music Festival.

From South America to Australia, Scandinavia to Polynesia, North America to India and beyond, dozens of groups will help celebrate 25 years of music.

A sampling of the talent confirmed to participate includes: Renato Borghetti and Artur Bonilla (Brasil); Los Pinguos (Argentina); H’sao (Chad/Canada); Talavya (India); Rasmus Lyberth (Greenland); Pacific Curls (Polynesia/New Zealand/Scotland); Minor Empire (Turkey/Canada); Jacky Essombe (Cameroon/Canada) and many more.

The festival takes place July 19-22 at the Fraser River Heritage Park, 7494 Mary St. in Mission.

Early bird weekend passes are on sale now and will be available until June 20. Ticket prices rise after that date.

For more information on the festival, check out the website at www.missionfolkmusicfestival.ca.

Gala concert:

A special 25th anniversary concert is set for Thursday, July 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the Clarke Foundation Theatre.

The event will showcase a select roster of the extraordinary artists performing at this year’s festival.

It’s a preview of the great music to come. Tickets are $25.