A new report by FarandWide.com has just named North Carolina’s Folk Festival as the 17th largest music festival in the world, based on its 2018 attendance numbers of 150,000.
The report researched the attendance numbers for every major festival around the world and ranked the top 20.
The NC Folk Fest came in just behind South Florida’s Ultra Music Festival with 165,000 in attendance, and 4 spots behind Coachella with 250,000 in attendance. Austria’s Donauinselfest was named the #1 largest music festival in the world with roughly 3 million in attendance last year.
The report notes that “the NC Folk Festival is essentially an annual three-day party, courtesy of the city of Greensboro”.
This year’s lineup includes; Andre Veloz, Ledward Kapaana, Lúnasa, Mwenso and the Shakes, Racines, Redd Volkaert, Ricardo Lemvo and Makina Loca, The Allen Boys, Tuba Skinny, and many more.
The 2019 North Carolina Folk Festival will take place from September 6th-8th in downtown Greensboro, centered around the Greensboro Cultural Center at 200 N. Davie Street.
Admission to the festival is free, but there will be plenty of food, beverage, marketplace handcrafts, and merchandise items available for purchase.
You can find out more info about the NC Folk Fest on their website here.