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Rosanne Cash heads Mariposa Folk Festival July 4~6 as women take Main Stage at Orillia

ORILLIA — Women take the stage front and centre as the “grande dame” of Canadian folk festivals announces it final full and “fantastic” lineup for the 54th annual event taking place July 4-5-6, 2014, at Tudhope Park here.

Rosanne Cash is among the top Main Stage performers at this year's 54th annual Mariposa Festival in Orillia Jul 4-6.

Rosanne Cash is among the top Main Stage performers at this year’s 54th annual Mariposa Festival in Orillia Jul 4-6.

Mariposa is known for presenting the best singer-songwriters on the music scene, and this year is no exception, says a release Wednesday.

But notable in the line-up this year, they say, is the large number of bands and groups that will perform on the festival’s 11 stages. They hail from the South Pacific, Ireland, Australia, Cuba and many locales across Canada and the United States. 
According to artistic director, Mike Hill: “Some of these groups rarely perform in Canada. With so many of them on the bill, this year the festival atmosphere will definitely be energetic.”
The Main Stage headliners range from the diverse, eclectic, authentic, and exciting, Ani DiFranco; to folk, pop, rock and blues artist in the Americana tradition, Rosanne Cash; to the jagged and lush sounds of HYDRA (featuring AroarA, Feist, Snowblink).

It’s a varied range of headliners, just as the overall festival line-up encompasses a wide range of genres, styles and influences, says the release.
header2014“We’re proud to present three headliners who are so influential both artistically, and as women in music”, said Mike Hill, adding that “Rosanne Cash, Ani Difranco, and HYDRA (featuring AroarA, Feist, Snowblink) represent a wonderful cross section of talent.”

With 50 renowned roots artists and more than 100 performances over three day, this year’s Mariposa Folk Festival has something for every musical taste.

But there’s lots more than music. Mariposa also features audience camping, folk activities for children, an Artisans’ Village, exhibits and displays, hands-on learning opportunities, a range of carefully selected food vendors, an Emporium stocked with music, merchandise and hard-to-find collectibles, a pub tent and more. The vibe alone is worth the price of admission.
Tickets are on sale at

This includes the Hot Weekend Pass for Young Adults (Ages 19-24) for only $59, and the Youth Pass (Ages 13-18) for only $15. Kids are admitted free!

Here’s the full fantastic artistic lineup:

Ani Difranco, Ariana Gillis, Ariko, AroarA, Aviva, Beth McKean, Birds of Chicago, Carolle Bertrand, Conjunto Chappottín, Craig Cardiff, Dala, Dar Williams, Eileen Laverty Trio, Elephant Revival, Ennis, Hydra (featuring AroarA, Feist, Snowblink), Ian Tamblyn, JoJo Worthington, Keith Secola, Kim Wempe, Magoo, Maria Dunn, My Sweet Patootie, Niamh Ní Charra, Pacific Curls, Prufrock Shadowrunner, Red Wanting Blue, Rosanne Cash, Russell deCarle, Sarah Slean, Seryn, Sherry Lawson, Sugar Brown, Tammy Frederick, The Barr Brothers, The BelleRegards, The Carper Family, The Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer, The Imbayakunas, The JD Edwards Band, The Kempencelts & The Kennetts, The Most Loyal, The Paper Kites, Three Little Birds, Tim Chaisson, Todd Crowley’s Musical Petting Zoo, Trevor Gordon Hall, Union Duke, Zachary Lucky, Zydeco Loco

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