Burlington's Burly Calling Festival Announces 2013 Lineup with Cancer Bats, the Dirty Nil, the Planet Smashers, Saint Alvia

Burlington's Burly Calling Festival Announces 2013 Lineup with Cancer Bats, the Dirty Nil, the Planet Smashers, Saint Alvia
We don't think of December as a big month for music festivals, but that's not entirely true of Burlington, ON. The city's annual Burly Calling festival is set to return again this year and will run for four days from December 5 to 8.

Founded by Saint Alvia singer Benjamin Rispin, the event takes place between multiple venues in downtown Burlington. Among the Southern Ontario artists who will be performing are Cancer Bats, the Dirty Nil, the Planet Smashers, the Creepshow, the Terra Lightfoot Band, Organ Thieves, the Matadors, and Chuck Coles & the Fellas.

Naturally, Saint Alvia are on the bill. Interestingly, this is listed in a press release as a "farewell" show, while a recently tweet from the band reads, "So our farewell shows have been booked. It's been a slice! Dates announced soon!"

In other words, it looks as if the band are calling it quits.

On a more positive note, the festival will also include reunion appearances from Gym Class Joke, Jersey, Rise Over Run, the Next Best Thing and Somehow Hollow.

According to a press release, Burly Calling aims to "[create] an experience that will bring the community and the arts together to showcase Burlington's emerging talent."

Tickets for some of the shows are available now at TicketScene.ca. Festival wristbands will be released soon.

Get more information about the event over at its website.