Cloggeroo – The Island Folk Festival

Music PEI’S 2020 “Event Of The Year”

The Board of Directors for Cloggeroo – the Island Folk Festival voted unanimously at their May 12 th board meeting to cancel all events scheduled for the folk festival’s August 2020 season. The Island Folk Festival was preparing for its 7 th season in the community of Georgetown, in Three Rivers PEI. “While this was a tough decision, in many ways it was an easy one as there simply was no way to ensure the health and safety of our audience, our volunteers and our musicians”, explained Kathleen Flanagan, Board Chair.

Board member Allison Cooke noted that the decision will impact not only many Island and Canadian musicians, but also vendors and suppliers, including accommodations, gas stations, food vendors, craft breweries, rentals and production. “Many people don’t realize the extent to which festivals contribute to the local and Island economies”, she explained.

Festival organizers are now focusing on 2021 and have been encouraged by the positive responses from volunteers, musicians, and sponsors. “Planning for the summer festival begins in the fall”, noted Ms. Flanagan, “and as a fully volunteer-run festival, we rely on a large number of people working together.” Awarded Music PEI’s “2020 Event of the Year”, the three-day family friendly music festival attracts Islanders and visitors alike and includes lively music from roots to rock to reggae, fireworks, festival camping, local food vendors and Island craft breweries. Projected dates for the next music festival are August 13 – 15, 2021.

In the meantime, stay safe, and continue to support all of the online live music you can (from the safety of home)!

Check out our 2019 lineup video!

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Welcome to Cloggeroo – the Island Folk Festival! We are Atlantic Canada’s freshest folk music festival. Held each summer in the small beachside town of Georgetown, PEI, Cloggeroo offers music from around the Atlantic provinces, across Canada, and even internationally. And don’t for a second think that folk music isn’t exciting enough for your tastes. Cloggeroo has the widest variety of folk-inspired music you can imagine, from rock to reggae, from salsa to soul, and even some hip-shakin’ boogie-woogie late night dance parties.

 

 

PLM_7181Go ahead, close your eyes and picture the best of the folk fest scene: sunny afternoons lounging on the grass to the wispy sounds of old-timey roots; friendly food vendors cooking up your supper while you grin and nod to the sounds of the blues; and balancing your micro-brewed craft beer while stomping your feet to some hot Maritime bluegrass. Now, add in the convenience of the fun-filled festival campground, the bliss of a refreshing swim at the beach, and the thrill of a dazzling late-night fireworks show, and you’re starting to get a feel for Cloggeroo. Come on out to Georgetown this summer and make Cloggeroo your new favourite summer music festival!

Some scenes from previous Cloggeroos

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