We are so thrilled about our second wave lineup of musicians for the festival! These lovely and talented humans will be playing the festival from August 24th-26th, and we would love for you to get to know them! You can follow their links to listen to their tunes and read about them below! Stay tuned for more acts being announced soon as well as our official lineup and schedule!
Lolly Willowes - MOTHER. MAIDEN. CRONE. All the secrets of the darkness of the womb.
Ugly Cry Club - Ugly Cry Club is the solo project of Amanda Bigford from W.I.T.S. It is an electropop fever dream with hints of plunderphonics and performance art. Songs about the existential void that you can dance to.
HARSH - HARSH was formed in January 2017 by four friends who had no intentions of starting a band together. They played their first show in April 2017 and have been going strong ever since. Taking their influence from Kathleen Hanna, The Coathangers, Bomb the Music Industry, RVIVR, Black Flag, Propaghandi and assorted others; HARSH's sound is unique and still evolving. HARSH is all about having fun and keeping the energy alive, while tackling topics like creepy people in bars, and why do men's pants sag so much ass? Gender norms are more than shattered when you take in HARSH, they firmly believe that gender is over (not to take away Laura Jane Grace's words) and if you don't believe that, they'll paint your nails until you do! HARSH will make you wanna dance and scream at the top of your lungs.
Feminal Fluids - Ella Clitsgerald wanted music BASSed on her beliefs in Feminism, that also reflected her experiences. She found an equally interested individual in Vulveeta Cheese, who could provide the GUITARbage. Later that month they DRUMmed up the excitement with Smellin' Degenerates as the third member, and the rest was herstory.
Ground Sloth Orchestra - Ground Sloth Orchestra s a lo-fi project by Gwen Wood, filled with vivid dreamy imagery of carousels, childhood stuffed animals, ghosts, hurt, and falling in love.
Bobby Dove - Alt-country singer/songwriter Bobby Dove has been on the road since the 2016 release of her debut album, Thunderchild. Bobby hooks her audience with soulful, uninhibited vocals and crafty songwriting, while conjuring the ghosts of old-time country. Often accompanying herself on guitar and mandolin, Dove has also collaborated with seasoned musicians across Canada, and shared stages with acclaimed songwriters such as Mary Gauthier and Richard Thompson.
Lingua Franqa - Linqua Franqa is linguist-rapper Mariah Parker, whose scientific fixation with hip-hop is obvious in the intricate rhymes she weaves over boom-bap beats. Her debut LP "Model Minority" was written and recorded while Parker completed a Master’s degree in linguistics at the University of Georgia and tells unflinching tales of emotional instability, drug addiction, race and politics, and feminist swagger. Longtime hip-hop heads will hear echoes of 90s New York underground in both her playful vocal delivery and piano-centric, classic R&B-inspired compositions.
Kimmortal - My name is Kim Villagante, also known as my emcee name Kimmortal. I am a queer filipin@ diasporic first generation settler-based on unceded, unsurrendered Coast Salish Territories also known as Vancouver, BC, Canada. I'm primarily known as an emcee/singer-songwriter/poet but I use music as an umbrella for all my mediums as I am an interdisciplinary type of artist. I went to school for Visual Arts and Art History and would hit up open mics and share poetry and raps on my guitar. My work has evolved since to incorporate song, poetry, rap, dance, and visuals.
Witch Prophet - Witch Prophet is an evolution of Toronto based, Ethiopian/Eritrean singer/songwriter Ayo Leilani. A soundscape of vocal layers, loops, and harmonies on a bed of hip hop, jazz, and soul-inspired beats.
Polly Dactic - Polly Dactic, born in 2017, is an experimental project lead by Aquarian Nyssa Brown (Blu Shorts, Hag Face). Now joined by Scorpio Mathieu Blanchard (Sunglaciers, Crystal Eyes) the duo collaborate with the use of processed vocals and synthesizers to create lush rhythms over hypnotic percussion.
Amy Nelson - The sweet, sad longing and play of words and phrases, delivered in a voice from days far gone; holding the plaintive echoes of the struggles of women who bore the weight of abject sorrow and hardships, reaching through the ages and channeled through. Amy Nelson began her career as an old time banjoist. As time wore on, she began to dedicate herself to not only the preservation of the rural folk music she became known for, but by writing songs that reflected her own view of the world too. Amy’s songs display a veracity and rawness that is uniquely her own.