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Joel Plaskett performing at HUFF in Halifax

With summer festival now in full swing, organizers behind the fifth annual Halifax Urban Folk Festival have begun to unfurl the info behind this year’s headlining acts, including Joel Plaskett, Soul Asylum’s Dave Pirner, Doug Paisley and more.

This year’s event runs August 24 through September 1 at various venues across downtown Halifax. While the lineup details have yet to be released in full, artists like Paisley and Pirner will make multiple appearances throughout the festival, with other participants revealed so far also including Catherine MacLellan, Dwight Twilley, Steve Poltz, the Northern Pikes’ Brian Potvin, Garland Jeffreys and more.

Though more info is still on the way, you’ll find the confirmed show details over annual here. Tickets for these shows run between $10 and $45, and you can pick them up online here.

“Every year I struggle with the fear that I won’t be able to find artists to come to Halifax that can measure up to the previous year’s festival line-up and every year we manage to do it,” HUFF organizer Mike Campbell said in a statement. “This year was no exception and I’m thrilled with the headliners we’ve coaxed and cajoled (to quote Sloan) into it for our 5th anniversary iteration in 2014. We take a lot of pride in the fact we’re able to deliver this kind of never-been-there-before talent to the music fans of Halifax and look forward to another mind-blowing week of shows.”

by Gregory Adams, Exclaim!