Burly Calling Organizers Launch Northern Rights Festival with Protest the Hero, the Flatliners, Madchild

Burly Calling Organizers Launch Northern Rights Festival with Protest the Hero, the Flatliners, Madchild
Organizers behind Burlington, ON punk fest Burly Calling have announced that they have partnered up with the city's Club Absinthe to launch a new festival called Northern Rights. The inaugural edition kicks off this February and will feature performances from prog-hardcore crew Protest the Hero, West Coast rapper Madchild and more.

A press release explains that Northern Rights runs February 6 to 8, with planners noting the goal is to "pair local emerging artists with some of the hardest working, internationally successful Canadian talent in our country's continuously growing music community."

Other acts set to play the three-day festival include the Flatliners, Alexisonfire offshoot Dead Tired, the Video Dead, Old Lady, the Maysides, Ritual, Bring Me the Author, the Dying Arts, Men to Wolves and Last Scattering.

While Burly Calling stretches across the city, organizers have opted to stick to Club Absinthe this year. Citing chilly weather as the reason for this, co-founder Ben Rispin explained in a statement: "We hope to expand Northern Rights in the years to come but thought we'd play it safe with one venue for 2015 and see if there is actually demand  in Hamilton for something this crazy in a cold month like February."

You can find out more about the concerts over here.