Former Great Big Sea vocalist Alan Doyle has been announced as the headline act of the 2018 Kingsville Folk Music Festival at Lakeside Park on August 10-12, 2018.
An iconic Newfoundland singer-songwriter and best-selling author, actor, Doyle is also recent recipient of the Order of Canada. He released his third solo album, A Week At The Warehouse, in October.
A Week At the Warehouse was recorded live off the floor with Doyle’s band and legendary producer Bob Rock at the helm. The album is chock-a-block with country-tinged, radio-ready tunes that carry Doyle’s signature blend of traditional and modern flavours. Rock’s own band, Payola$, is celebrated with a cover of “Forever Light Will Shine” – which includes a guest vocal from none other than Paul Hyde. The album’s first single, Summer Summer Night, was released in June.
Doyle was the lead singer of Canadian band Great Big Sea, known for fusing traditional Newfoundland music with their own pop sensibilities. Their nine albums, double-disc hits retrospective, and two DVD releases have all been declared Gold or Platinum and have sold a combined 1.2 million copies in Canada. His third solo album continues to cement Doyle’s reputation as one of Canada’s most treasured musicians and storytellers.
Doyle joins previously announced children’s performers Fred Penner and Splash ‘N Boots.
The 5th annual Kingsville Folk Music Festival runs August 10th through 12th at picturesque Lakeside Park in Kingsville Ontario. The Festival is a three-day event with multiple stages featuring a diverse musical lineup including folk, Celtic, roots, blues, gospel, country, bluegrass and world music.
Weekend passes are now available at a special Early Bird price of $80. Children aged 16 and younger are admitted free. Tickets are available at kingsvillefolkfest.org.