Traditional and contemporary folk music will flood downtown London’s Victoria Park this weekend for the 43nd annual Home County Music and Art Festival.
The three-day festival, which runs Friday to Sunday, features 26 Canadian musicians on five stages, 100 craft vendors, and 35 food vendors.
“It’s a great time for music lovers and also people who just want to check out a very large collection of Canadian crafts people,” Bob Klanac, Chair of the Festival, tells AM980.
The lineup of performers includes Sean McCann from the band Great Big Sea, country-rock band the Sadies, and the Northern Pikes.
The festival, which will also include a children’s stage and musician workshops, is unlike any other, according to Klanac.
“Home County is entirely different from any festival held in the park in the summer,” says Klanac. “All the music is original Canadian music and it’s something we started leaning towards four or five years ago.”
Meantime, an ideal forecast is set for this weekend that will surely be appreciated by festival organizers.
A heat alert has now come to and end, making way for wall-to-wall sunshine over the next few days with daytime highs in the mid-20’s.
Home County Music & Art Festival opening ceremonies are slated to begin Friday at 5:45 p.m.
About 60,000 people are expected to attend the celebrations.
Admission is free and donations will be accepted.
With files from Rana Aladdin
Photo Courtesy of homecounty.ca