Joan Baez cancels Vancouver Folk Music Festival appearance due to viral laryngitis

The Vancouver Folk Music Festival Society has announced that Joan Baez will not be performing at this year's event due to a medical condition that has affected her voice.

"We received the following communication from Ms. Baez’s management team: 'due to viral laryngitis…and on the advice of her throat specialist…performing would risk injury to her vocal chords'," the society indicated in a statement on its website.

"We join our audience and Joan’s many fans in wishing her a speedy recovery, and look forward to seeing her perform again soon."

The order of tonight's revised main-stage lineup will be: La Manta, Foy Vance, Karine Polwart, Alejandro Escovedo & the Sensitive Boys, and Noura Mint Seymali.

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Fortunately (for me) I had not yet bought my ticket, when I heard about Joan's two day old news, she would not be attending the Vancouver Folk Festival. Without her, there seems no reason to attend.
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