Edmonton Folk Fest 2016 photo journal

08/7/16 8:02 PM



Here are some of the photos I took at Folk Fest this year. I attended on Thursday and Saturday. I shot them on a Canon 70D with a Sigma 18-200 lens.

Casper the friendly busker.

Casper the friendly busker.

Some guy named Casper was busking out of his van on Connors Road. He was actually really funny and talented.

Some guy named Casper was busking out of his van on Connors Road. He was actually really funny and talented.

A lone tarp in front of the main stage at Folk Fest

A lone tarp in front of the main stage at Folk Fest

The Folk Fest water station at night looks spooky.

The Folk Fest water station at night looks spooky.

After the show, everyone has to pack up their tents and garbage.

After the show, everyone has to pack up their tents and garbage.

Passenger.

Passenger.

Folk Fest hula hoopers at night

Folk Fest hula hoopers at night

Lights in the crowd

Lights in the crowd

Passenger.

Passenger.

Passenger.

Passenger.

Passenger.

Passenger.

Passenger.

Passenger.

The hill lit up with candles.

The hill lit up with candles.

Some blokes playing on the side stage between main acts.

Some blokes playing on the side stage between main acts.

This is the ankle breaker walkway hiding cables from the sound booth to the main stage.

This is the ankle breaker walkway hiding cables from the sound booth to the main stage.

The Staves

The Staves

Sisters Emily, Jessica and Camilla Stavely Taylor, are the Staves. Imagine how nice it must have been for their parents to hear them rehearse at home.

Sisters Emily, Jessica and Camilla Stavely Taylor, are the Staves. Imagine how nice it must have been for their parents to hear them rehearse at home.

Sarah Harmer drew a big crowd to Stage 6 at the "Heroes" session.

Sarah Harmer drew a big crowd to Stage 6 at the “Heroes” session.

Stage 6 at Folk Fest with a view of the Downtown skyline.

Stage 6 at Folk Fest with a view of the Downtown skyline.

That's a lot of Folk Fest bikes.

That’s a lot of Folk Fest bikes.

Nermeen & Diana, 2 Egyptian queens.

Nermeen & Diana, 2 Egyptian queens.

I've seen a few tarps with messages on them. This one says LOVE PEACE MUSIC.

I’ve seen a few tarps with messages on them. This one says LOVE PEACE MUSIC.

Rhea March has had a huge influence on young Edmonton artists and I have a great deal of respect for her tireless work.

Rhea March has had a huge influence on young Edmonton artists and I have a great deal of respect for her tireless work.

I like the juxtaposition between the skyline of the 2 cities, Edmonton and Folk Fest tent city.

I like the juxtaposition between the skyline of the 2 cities, Edmonton and Folk Fest tent city.

I didn't know there was a Stage 8, did you?

I didn’t know there was a Stage 8, did you?

Busking soprano saxophonist Quinn Wade, who began walking after 25 years in a wheelchair.

Busking soprano saxophonist Quinn Wade, who began walking after 25 years in a wheelchair.

No idea who this woman was. Her silhouette looked pretty neat though with the Folk Fest candle lighting her hair

No idea who this woman was. Her silhouette looked pretty neat though with the Folk Fest candle lighting her hair

A little lens flare never hurt anyone, did it?

A little lens flare never hurt anyone, did it?

I love the way the lights appear in the mist.

I love the way the lights appear in the mist.

A Folk Fest candle

A Folk Fest candle

Kaleo from Iceland.

Kaleo from Iceland.

Kaleo

Kaleo

Bobby Bazini's drummer & keyboardist.

Bobby Bazini’s drummer & keyboardist.

Vickie with ice cream

Vickie with ice cream

ICE CREAM!

ICE CREAM!

Vickie Laliotis, fashion blogger of the century

Vickie Laliotis, fashion blogger of the century

Nola Kilmartin. She's famous in Turkey.

Nola Kilmartin. She’s famous in Turkey.

Crowd control

Crowd control

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