Canada's longest consecutively running, outdoor music festival. Continues to evolve each year to present a diverse selection of roots, indie, world and modern music.
NLFB is a non-profit, charitable music presenter in Northern Ontario. The organization provides valuable exposure and career development opportunities for emerging artists, while also presenting highly acclaimed artists, and keeping the region on the map for acclaimed touring acts.
The Northern Lights Folk Festival was first held in Bell Park in 1972. It was a free one-day music festival on one stage; needless to say it has grown exponentially since. The 45th festival was held in 2016, and the tradition continues each year, on the picturesque shores of Ramsey Lake in Bell Park, in the heart of Sudbury. Over the years, NLFB has grown into a seasoned presenter of Canadian roots and modern music, and a lightning rod for the energy of Northern Ontario's artistic community.
Inventing tradition, fostering innovation, celebrating community, since 1972.