Courtenay, British Columbia

July 9, 2022 – July 10, 2022

Presented by
Vancouver Island MusicFest

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The highly-acclaimed Swedish "Folk’apella" vocal group Kongero performs at this year's Vancouver Island MusicFest held July 8 - 10, 2022.

Vancouver Island MusicFest is a three day, family friendly music festival showcasing the best in roots and world music the industry has to offer. VI MusicFest takes place at the Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds which are located in the flood plain of the Tsolum River along side the rich fertile farmlands of the Comox Valley. Vancouver Island MusicFest is a wonderful way to experience great music and the magnificent natural setting of the Comox Valley.  The 2022 Festival features more than 75 bands and performers.


Kongero is a Swedish vocal group consisting of four female folk music singers: Lotta Andersson, Emma Björling, Anna Larsson and Anna Wikénius. Kongero was formed in 2005 when the original members all attended a Nordic folk music conference where, by chance, they started singing together to find that their voices and harmonies blended perfectly. Since then, they have performed at many major folk music scenes and festivals and a cappella and chamber music festivals with tours in Europe, Asia and The Americas. They also do church and school concerts, and tours, perform at business events and conduct workshops in traditional Swedish vocal music and vocal harmonies.

Kongero’s repertoire consists of traditional and original songs arranged by the members. Kongero tells tales of life, with moving love songs, dramatic medieval ballads, witty ditties and spirited dances. Their music is characterized by tight harmonies, inciting rhythms and the clarity of their beautiful voices. With con dence, technical skill, irresistible playfulness and brilliant arrangements, Kongero creates a unique sound that brings the traditional music from past to present. They call the genre Swedish Folk’apella.

Kongero has released three full-length albums. They performed their debut album Om Mikaelidagen (On Michaelmas Day) at the international a cappella festival, The Real Festival, arranged by renowned Swedish vocal group The Real Group in September 2008. In 2011, Bakvända Världen (Topsy Turvy World) came, and in June 2014 their latest album no. 3 was released, followed by an extensive release tour. Their records have received excellent reviews in Swedish music magazines and newspapers and have reached a broad audience in Norway, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Belgium, Austria, Great Britain, Canada, Brazil, Israel, Japan and the US. In 2020, Kongero celebrated 15 years together!