Published Jun 26, 2009London, ON's LOLA Festival has announced it's coming back this fall with its fourth annual event, and we have the initial line-up. Running from September 17 to 19, the festival will this year rope in such performers as Bruce Peninsula, Canaille, Polar Bear, A Horse and His Boy, Nihilist Spasm Band and returning favourites Akron/Family and Final Fantasy.
Like every year, LOLA will merge left-of-centre independent music, visual art and creative technologies in London's downtown core, bringing a mix of sounds that range from contemporary chamber music to Afrobeat to jazz to electronica to a whole lot of in between.
"The objective with this year's line-up was to showcase artists who tend to explore more composition-based notions of song through instrumental narratives, yet who remain palatable in a traditional pop or indie type style festival setting," said Ian Doig-Phaneuf, LOLA's Music Curator, in a statement.
On the more visual side of things, Governor General Award-winning artists Michael Snow and Aganetha Dyck will be holding exhibitions, as well as Gordon Monahan, Dave Dyment and Nicholas Longstaff. Also, Victoria artist Robert Youds will set up a light-based installation that will transform an entire city block.
More acts are expected to be announced soon, so keep an eye on LOLA's website here.