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



About Yellowknife:

Yellowknife and the Folk On The Rocks Music Festival are your gateway to the North! While planning your trip to Folk On The Rocks you may want to consider some of the local sites and activities. 

Folker approved activities:

Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre

Back Bay Cemetery

Pilots Monument, Houseboat Bay, and Oldtown

Fishing On Great Slave Lake

Looking for a place to stay?

Fred Henne Territorial Park and Campground is just down the road!

Or if you are looking for something a little cushier try one of our partner hotels:

Chateau Nova

The Explorer Hotel

Super 8

Days Inn

Capital Suites

Embleton House

Interested in learning more about Yellowknife? Check out the YK Insider's Guide here.

Looking for the whole package? Try Touch the Arctic Tours!



The Grounds:

The magic all takes place on the sandy shores of Long Lake, just 5km outside the city of Yellowknife. Once inside the official Festival gates, you will have access to over 24 hours of programming on five stages (six including our Somba K'e Civic Plaza lineup on Friday afternoon), international cuisines with everything from Thai food to tacos to bannock, and more!

Other onsite attractions include the beaches of Long Lake (wear your swimsuit!), the official FOTR Merch Booth, plenty of picnic tables, local art installations and murals, artisan crafters and non-profit organizations, and much more!

On each of our five stages you will find unique and interesting programming, there is something here for everyone! The stages:

  • Canadian North Main Stage

  • Lawson Lundell LLP Beer Garden Stage

  • Cabin Radio Lakefront Stage 

  • Lil' Folkers Stage presented by DT Electric

  • CBC Aurora Stage



Bus Schedule:

2019 bus schedule TBA, but you can find the 2018 Folk On The Rocks Bus schedule here!

Additional information from 2018:

  • Bus Fare will be $2/Person, $5/Family and Free for Volunteers.

  • The bus will arrive at FOTR at approximately 55mins on the hour each hour and wait for 5 minutes before departing

  • After 12AM the bus will provide drop off service only (The bus will travel directly from School Draw parking lot to FOTR via the highway).  The final three trips from FOTR will occur at 12:40AM , 1:20AM and 2:00AM

  • The tracking app “Find My Bus” will show the FOTR bus throughout the day

  • The bus route will be serviced by a High Floor bus (Bus will have no ramp access)  


Food Vendors:

Our food vendors for the 2019 Festival will be announced soon!

Past Food Concession Area included Authentic Viet, Barren Ground Coffee, Big Guy Fries, Flavour Trader, MOMO BBQ, Noodo Monster, One of a Thai, Romy's Food Stall, Saffron, Sugar Mama's, Mini Donuts, and Zing!