Folk Fest lineup ready

Music lovers can enjoy big name performers at all times of the day on all five stages at the Islands Folk Festival this weekend.

Music lovers can enjoy big name performers at all times of the day on all five stages at the Islands Folk Festival this weekend.

On the Islands Stage, there’s Russel deCarle starting at 8 p.m. Friday, July 24 and the next day at 2 p.m. Fred Eaglesmith is onstage to delight Fredheads while Coig takes to that same stage Friday night and again Sunday at 2 p.m.

The exciting band Bombolesse hits the Islands Stage Friday night at 10 p.m. and can be seen again at 4 p.m. Sunday just before the closing ceremonies.

Roy Forbes in on the Spirit Stage Saturday at 11:30 a.m. and later music fans can enjoy Genevieve and the Wild Sundays and Matuto there while the next day, the stage hosts Shari Ulrich and the Dustin Bentall Band.

In the intimate Chapel setting, there’s Dustin Bentall at 1 p.m. on Saturday, with Ulrich to follow while Sunday you can hear Forbes there followed by Eaglesmith.

At the Tzouhalem Stage you can hear Gary Fjellgaard and others on Saturday, with even more on Sunday.

The Heritage Workshop Stage offers the chance to learn while you enjoy, and sessions like Cape Breton fiddle with Coig is just an example of what’s in store if you venture inside for a look.

Festival passes are now available at Thrifty Foods outlets.