Voted one of Canada's top 10 music festivals Yellowknife, NWT Since 1980


What facilities are available on site?

  • Food vendors area featuring a wide variety of cuisine for all tastes!

  • Washrooms are available throughout the festival site

  • ATM Machines (At Main entrance)

  • Breastfeeding Tent (In the Children's Area)

  • Information and Lost & Found Tent

  • First Aid Tent (Facing Main Stage)

  • Cell Charging Station (in the food- fare a and at the beer garden)

*Please note FOTR does 'fog' the site to help reduce the mosquito population during the festival.

What should I keep in mind before coming to Folk?

  • Bring sunscreen and something to cover up with if it gets too hot!

  • If you need help or have a question – go to our information booth or ask a volunteer!

  • Buy your drink tickets at the start of the day to beat the line-ups!

  • …But pace yourself - there’s a lot of daylight to stay awake through!

  • There are no lifeguards at the lake, swim at your own risk.

  • This goes without saying - but bring bug spray. Lots of it.

  • Dance in your bare feet by all means, but watch out for glass

Is there camping available on site?

Camping is not available at the FOTR site.  Fred Henne Park is the closest campground and you can book a reservation at

What's the best way to get to Folk?

Bus: Buses will run throughout the festival, stopping at multiple locations in Yellowknife. For more information please keep checking back.

Bike: We encourage people to bike to Folk on the Rocks! Bikes can be locked by the main gate in the car park, along the fence. There's plenty of room.

Taxi: Taxis drop off at the main gate, but pick up out on the Highway.

Car: Parking is limited on site. We encourage people to use other transport to get to the festival, such as the bus or biking. Do not park on the highway - you will be towed.

Are pets allowed on site?

Unfortunately, FOTR does not allow pets on site.

What are the Festival Rules?

  1. No outside alcohol - bags will be checked!

  2. Over 19's only in the Beer Garden - IDs will be checked.

  3. No drugs or weapons.

  4. You must wear your wristband at all times. If you are found without a wristband, you will be asked to leave.

  5. No littering - Leave no Trace!

  6. No disposable water bottles - reusable water bottles can be refilled at various points on site.

  7. Recycle wherever possible and help us keep FOTR a green festival!

Folk On The Rocks supports an open and safe space for all event attendees, volunteers and staff. Our events have a zero-tolerance policy for harassment and discrimination, including but not limited to the following:

  • sexism

  • racism

  • ableism

  • ageism

  • homophobia

  • sizeism

  • bullying

  • transphobia

  • hatefulness

  • offensive verbal comments

  • deliberate intimidation

  • stalking

  • following

  • photography or recording without consent

  • inappropriate physical contact

  • unwelcome sexual attention

A safe and respectful community is everyone’s responsibility, therefore we ask you to look out for one another and notify our Personal Safety Squad if you or someone is in need of assistance. We are committed to providing an enjoyable experience for everyone.

What is Warm The Rocks?

For more information click here. (link to event page)

What time does the Festival start?

Gates open on site at noon on Saturday and Sunday.

When is the Festival in 2017?

Folk on the Rocks Festival is July 14th-16th, 2017.