NLFAS Announces Line-Up of the 47th Newfoundland & Labrador Folk Festival, July 7-9, 2023

NLFAS Announces Line-Up of the 47th Newfoundland & Labrador Folk Festival, July 7-9, 2023

Presented by Equinor Canada 

A Grammy nominee, a Juno Award winner, a “Canada’s Got Talent” star – the Newfoundland & Labrador Folk Arts Society is bringing talent by the boatload to Bannerman Park for the 47th Annual NL Folk Festival in St. John’s, NL, July 7-9. 

One of the province’s most anticipated cultural events, the festival is a celebration of traditional folk arts from home and abroad – think of it as a big, backyard party brimming with fantastic music, food and fun for folks of all ages. This year, the festival is shining the spotlight on some of the province’s brightest home-grown talent, along with some exciting “come from aways,” and covers an eclectic mix of traditional, folk, roots, gospel, pop-folk, francophone, country, children’s music and more. There’s truly something for everyone. 

We’re beyond buoyed to welcome back our partner Quidi Vidi Brewing, who will be offering our special “Folk’d Up” brew, among other selections, to guests 19+. Food trucks will also be on hand with tasty treats and non-alcoholic beverages. 

The NLFAS invites everyone to dust off their dancing shoes (and bring a lawn chair for when you need to take a spell) and join them for a grand time in downtown St. John’s. 

For a complete performance schedule, please visit

Performance Highlights

Kellie Loder – Friday Headliner 

It’s little wonder that Tom Power of CBC’s Q is betting on Loder (2022 “Canada’s Got Talent” runner-up) “being the next big thing out of Newfoundland.”

Amelia Curran – Saturday Headliner 

The Juno-Award winning singer/songwriter makes every performance an intimate affair with her poetic and poignant lyrics.

Iris DeMent – Sunday Headliner 

The two-time Grammy nominee and longtime collaborator of the late John Prine is touring in support of her 7th album “Workin’ on a World,” described by Pitchfork as “Spacious, cozy, and glowing with urgency.”

Visiting Artists

Sechile Sedare – Friday Evening 

Singer/songwriter siblings Leela and Jay Gilday make up this captivating, contemporary roots/folk duo.

Dumai Dunai – Saturday Direct Headliner Support  

Dub-punk Slavic folk from Montreal.

É.T.É. – Saturday Afternoon Headliner 

Dynamic and contemporary Québécois trad influenced by jazz, progressive rock and classical.

Jeremy Fisher – Saturday Children’s Entertainer 

Delightful, sunshine-filled tunes from the co-creator of CBC’s “Jeremy and Jazzy.”

Festival Information

While cash will be accepted at this year’s event, we encourage guests to use Visa, Mastercard and Interac Debit, and to purchase tickets online in advance at

We’re proud to work with InclusionNL to make our event one of the most inclusive and accessible festivals in the country. Volunteers will be on hand at the information tent at the main entrance and throughout the grounds to assist and answer questions. 
For full festival details, including ticket/venue/performer information and schedules, please visit