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The secret’s out.

The lineup of performers at the 2024 Winnipeg Folk Festival is the city’s music scene equivalent of J. Robert Oppenheimer’s Manhattan Project; classified information known only to a zip-lipped few.

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Los Angeles indie-rock group Mt. Joy headlines this summer’s folk fest.

That is until Friday evening, when folk fest officials made their annual bombshell announcement at the Times Change(d) High and Lonesome Club, finally spilling the beans to begin a four-month promotional buildup for the event, which takes place July 11 to 14 at Birds Hill Provincial Park.

News that Los Angeles indie-rock group Mt. Joy, Seattle’s Band of Horses and Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams are scheduled to play earned hollers of approval from the invitation-only crowd and ended months of speculation among those who make the festival a cornerstone of their summers.

“Mt. Joy is a big get for us,” says Chris Frayer, who, as the festival’s artistic …

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