Regina Folk Festival 2013 Photo Essay

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Artists gather in Victoria Park amidst a chill vibe and many smiling faces

Victoria Park was a magical place this past weekend. The beautiful downtown park was transformed into a warm and intimate festival grounds that featured an amazing lineup of world-class folk musicians. The Regina Folk Festival had a very chill vibe and many smiling faces — it was not rare to see performers like Hayden and Bahamas relaxing on a blanket in the park enjoying the musicianship of their fellow artists.

Soul singer Charles Bradley’s performance blew everyone away and it was touching to see him receive a bouquet of roses early on in his set. Niyaz’s performance featured a talented dancer performing a whirling dervish on stage that was profoundly powerful and hypnotic. Festival headliner Neko Case charmed the audience with her edgy attitude and I was pretty pumped to see Rah Rah perform a cover of Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own” at the festival after party at the German Club.

If you missed the festival be sure to check it out next year. It’s totally worth a trip down to the Queen City.

Hayden at Regina Folk Festival
Hayden at Regina Folk Festival

Hayden dazzles on Friday night

Man Man at Regina Folk Festival
Man Man at Regina Folk Festival

Man Man gets energetic

Northcote at Regina Folk Festival
Northcote at Regina Folk Festival

Northcote rocks Saturday afternoon

Rah Rah at Regina Folk Festival
Rah Rah at Regina Folk Festival
Rah Rah at Regina Folk Festival

Rah Rah gets Regina on their feet

Bahamas at Regina Folk Festival
Bahamas at Regina Folk Festival

Bahamas makes the crowd swoon

Niyaz at Regina Folk Festival
Niyaz at Regina Folk Festival

Niyaz spreads a message of peace on Sunday evening

Charles Bradley at Regina Folk Festival
Charles Bradley at Regina Folk Festival

Charles Bradley gets sensual