Mariposa Folk Festival announces 2023 lineup


The Mariposa Folk Festival returns July 7 to 9 to Tudhope Park in Orillia with a lineup that includes Tegan and Sara, Feist, Rufus Wainwright, The Wood Brothers, Rural Alberta Advantage, KT Tunstall, Wild Rivers, Judy Collins, Matt Andersen & the Big Bottle of Joy, Jeremy Dutcher, and more.

Nearly 50 acts were revealed today for the 2023 edition of the iconic music festival. The Mariposa Folk Festival was founded in Orillia, Ontario, in 1961. It has become Canada’s most legendary musical gathering through the years. Tickets for Mariposa are on sale via the festival website.

“The festival sold out in record time last year, and with such a dynamic and diverse lineup, Mariposa 2023 is once again sure to be a hot ticket,” said Mariposa Folk Foundation President, Pam Carter. “There’s something for every age and preference. I’m particularly moved to see the number of three-generation families that gather at the festival. Some of the magic of Mariposa is our constant evolution to remain relevant and true to our roots for generations to come.”

In crafting the lineup, Festival Artistic Director, Liz Scott, was inspired by the beauty of Mariposa’s natural setting and her belief in the importance of in-person connections.

“Pulling together the 2023 program is so exciting. As usual, the recognizable names are far outnumbered by the fresh, surprising, new artists to be discovered from stage to stage to stage. That’s the trust audiences have had in Mariposa for over 60 years. It’s simply the best annual reunion of beautiful souls in a glorious setting. I can’t wait!”

The 2023 lineup will include Wild Rivers, Tim Baker, The Wood Brothers, The Weather Station, The Vaudevillian, The Trials of Cato, The Trews Acoustic, The Pistolettes, The McDades, The Bros. Landreth, Terra Spencer, Tegan and Sara, Tanika Charles, STORRY, Steve Poltz, Splash’N Boots, Spencer Burton, Son Little, Sister Ray, Showman & Coole, Sam Polley & the Old Tomorrows, Rural Alberta Advantage, Rufus Wainwright, Quote the Raven, PIQSIQ, OKAN, Mountain City Four feat. Anna McGarrigle & Peter Weldon with special guest Martha Wainwright, Morgan Toney, Melón Jiménez & Lara Wong, Matt Andersen & the Big Bottle of Joy, Martha Wainwright, Lloyd Spiegel, Lisa Sanders & Brown Sugar, Lindy Vopnfjörd , KT Tunstall, Kalascima ft. Andrea Ramolo, Judy Collins, Jill Barber, Jeremy Dutcher, Jake Vaadeland & the Sturgeon River Boys, Jaffa Road, Jack Barksdale, I, The Mountain, HORSEBATH, Feist, David Francey, Clerel, Carsie Blanton, and A Sharon, Lois & Bram Singalong with Sharon, Randi & Friends.

The three-day Mariposa Folk Festival features more than ten stages of top folk-roots music and presentations of story, dance, and craft. All ticket categories are on sale. Kids 12 & under are admitted free. The festival has special pricing for youth and young adults. Onsite RV and tent camping are available.

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