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Posted: 16th Dec 2021

Folk On The Rocks

2022 Vaccination Policy

Folk On The Rocks will require all patrons who are of age to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of government-issued double vaccination and identification is required for all in-person shows, including the 2022 Folk On The Rock Music Festival, July 15-17, 2022. 

Posted: 9th Dec 2021


Posted: 14th Oct 2021


Want to help curate the FOTR 2022 line up? Apply to join our selections team here!


Folk On The Rocks has three community positions available on our 2022 Selections Committee.

FOTR is looking for forward-thinking, solution-oriented and dynamic Selections Committee Members. FOTR encourages representation that reflects the diversity of our community. 

Posted: 4th Oct 2021


Artist Submissions Now Open!
Photo by Michael David

Artist applications for the 41st Annual Folk On The Rocks Music Festival is now officially open! Do you think you have what it takes to play on the Canadian North Mainstage under the midnight sun? We want to hear from you.

Posted: 17th Jul 2021


FOTR2021 Schedule


Posted: 9th Jul 2021

Mandatory Rules

Posted: 7th Jul 2021

Getting out to the Festival site and back safely is a top priority. While you may drive or bike, the City of Yellowknife provides a weekend shuttle service to make getting here a breeze. Remember that the cool kids don't drink and drive!


2021 Transit Schedule


Posted: 23rd Jun 2021

As the Northwest Territories has been working hard to follow the Chief Public Health Office’s Emerging Wisely plan, we are excited to be able to celebrate our community starting to get back to the “old normal”. This includes Folk On The Rocks’ ability to bring some top-notch southern artists to our Festival stage.

Posted: 18th Jun 2021

There is offocially less than a month until we will be celebrating the return of live music in the NWT! After a wild year of isolation, FOMO, and questionable pandemic haircuts - we are so excited to return to a bit of the “old normal”. Folk On The Rocks will probably look a little different this year, but it’s a small price to pay to once again soak up the sun with live music. So, in preparation for Folk, here are 30 things you can do to get ready!

Posted: 7th Jun 2021

Radio Dispatcher

Start Date: July 5, 2021 – July 23, 2021

Compensation: TBD

Applications will be accepted until June 25, 2021.

This role will focus exclusively on the management and organization of staff and volunteer radio use during the festival. 


  • Work closely with the Production Manager to create and organize all radio channels as well as effective and easy to follow communication plan;

Posted: 28th Apr 2021

Folk On The Rocks 2021 will be like no other in many ways. We feel so grateful for the hard work of our community, and the privilege it is to be able to host a Festival this year, while so many of our southern festival colleagues have had to postpone or cancel. However, this year we will be unable to welcome many Festival goers from Southern Canada. 

Posted: 1st Apr 2021


Folk On The Rocks is excited to announce a new addition to our Festival lineup. For many years, our policy has been that dogs are not allowed on site during the Festival, and we know that it is often difficult for our four-legged friends to miss out on all the fun. 

Posted: 18th Mar 2021

We're about to put away our stegers and put on our blundestones. FOTR is just over 100 days away 😱.

To help you get pumped, we've released a limited edition Folk On The Rocks merchandise line by Yellowknife artist Jonah Cutler (read more about Jonah here). In partnership with Erasmus Apparel, the Northern Choir print is on a hand tie-dyed long-sleeve tee. Available in two colours: black & bleach "grunge" style, or the colourful "dream pop" style. 

Posted: 27th Oct 2020

Folk On The Rocks is eager to hear feedback from our members at this year's Annual General Meeting. We want to know how we're doing from COVID response, to the festival's future.

If you are not currently a member, or need to renew your membership, you can do so here.

Posted: 27th Oct 2020

In partnership with the Canada's National Arts Centre and Facebook, Folk On The Rocks is proud to present Yellowknife's own PIT! in a free, nation-wide live stream performance event. 

June 29, 2020
7pm MT

Since forming PIT! has opened for the likes of Tanika Charles, performed two highly talked-
about sets at last year’s Folk on the Rocks, and played a sundry of other sold-out local shows.