Tom Cochrane with Red Rider and Stars join the lineup

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Mariposa Folk Festival announced two big additions to the lineup today, bolstering a weighty and innovative artistic offering that is shaping up for the iconic festival taking place July 5-7, 2019, in Orillia, Ontario, on the shores of scenic Lake Couchiching.

Tom Cochrane with Red Rider, together, and on their separate musical paths, have made an indelible impression on the Canadian music scene, with anthemic songs, impressive musicianship and crowd-pleasing performances. Front man, Tom Cochrane, is also celebrated for his many civic and social contributions.

The six-person indie-rock, folk-pop group Stars is highly acclaimed for their exquisite live performances, legion of very loyal fans, and for earning a place as one of Canada’s most successful and beloved bands.

According to Artistic Director, Liz Scott, “Our stages have something for everyone. The Saturday night main stage closes out with Montreal indie sweethearts Stars, followed by award winning, singer-songwriter and humanitarian, Tom Cochrane with his band Red Rider for an inspired, high energy performance”. Scott added, “The Pub Tent stage also continues each night with an exciting mix of new discoveries and familiar names, concerts and collaborations.

Many more exciting lineup announcements will be made in the coming weeks. Previously announced are Jason Isbell, First Aid Kit, Amélie et Les Singes Bleus, Birds of Chicago, Carole Pope, Christine Lavin, Còig, Courtney Marie Andrews, Dave Gunning, Digging Roots, É.T.É, Fred Penner, Freddy & Francine, Hawksley Workman, House of David Gang, Jennifer Castle, Jeremy Fisher, Jim Bryson, Julian Taylor Band, Kalyna Rakel, Los Pachamama & Flor Amargo, Martin Sexton, Martyn Joseph, Melanie, My Son The Hurricane, Pondercast with Laurie Brown, Ralph, Scott Cook, Shakura S’Aida, Sharon and Bram, Steve Poltz, Terra Lightfoot, The Burning Hell, The Ennis Sisters, The Free Label, The Layrite Boys, The Lifers, The LYNNeS, The Sorority, The Suitcase Junket, Tony McManus and Julia Toaspern, Union Duke, and Ziggy Alberts.

The three-day Mariposa Folk Festival features more than ten stages of the best folk-roots music on the North American scene, along with story, dance and craft. All categories of ticket are now on sale. Kids 12 & under admitted free. Special hot ticket pricing for youth and young adults. Tent and RV camping available.