The board and staff of Prince George Folkfest Society are extremely pleased to announce that, after months of careful deliberation, consultation and consideration of Provincial Health Orders, we are planning to present an exciting, safe and comfortable live music festival! Coldsnap – the prince george winter music festival will happen between January 29 and February 6. The fabulous lineup of exceptional Northern BC and visiting performers, as well as the venues, will soon be announced.
Our plan is to present live music in front of a small but live audience, if permitted by PHO’s, at our usual reasonable ticket price. We plan to present live music shows throughout the festival week, with two performers per evening show for a maximum of 90 minutes with no intermission. We will also present “Coldsnap for Kids” with a live audience (if possible)! We will have a fully developed safety plan in place that follows the Provincial Health Orders, formulated with safety consultants from the entertainment world. To maximize the number of people that can enjoy the music, we will livestream all the shows on various online platforms at no charge, courtesy of our funders and sponsors! We will also present our famous daytime outreach series during the week, although right now we plan to do most or all of these online with no live audience. The safety of our audience, artists, volunteers and staff is paramount so please know that we need to stay flexible in our presentation and plans. But we are very excited and grateful to be planning for Coldsnap 2021 with all the support we have received from our funders, sponsors, members and volunteers.
Stay tuned to this website and our social media channels (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram) for details on the artist lineup, schedule, venues, safety protocols and when and how to buy tickets which will be released very soon!
We wish to take this opportunity to acknowledge that Prince George Folkfest Society operates, and Coldsnap – the prince george winter music festival is presented, on the unceded, traditional territory of the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation. We are tremendously grateful to them and all First Nations across BC and Canada for the continuing relationships that develop through our work together and help us all learn about each other and grow to be better human beings. We stand in solidarity with all Indigenous, black, and peoples of colour, and we loudly and strongly denounce existing oppression and systemic racism. We pledge to work harder towards our goal of using live music to acknowledge racial and gender equality, promote understanding and celebrate all cultures for the amazing contribution they make to the enrichment of all our lives.