Winnipeg Folk Festival marks 40 years with revamped site

The site of the Winnipeg Folk Festival has undergone some major changes in time for the event's 40th edition, which kicks off on Wednesday.

From brand-new concession stands with shaded rooftops for food vendors, to two new stages nestled in the forest, the festival site at Birds Hill Provincial Park will look a little different this year.

Festival-goers will also notice, among other things, more drinking water taps, a new location for the on-site tavern, and a "tower" that some say resembles a tipi or a bonfire.

The redeveloped site costs $5.4 million. Funding was provided from the provincial and federal governments and the private sector.

But the work isn't quite done yet: the festival's campsites will be revamped next year.

Click on the video player above to watch Nelly Gonzalez's report.

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