Published Nov 19, 2012This holiday season, music fans in Guelph, ON, will have an opportunity to soak up some stellar tunes while also supporting a great cause thanks to the 11th annual edition of the Stay Out of the Mall festival.
This three-day event runs from December 13 to 15, with proceeds going to the Canadian Cancer Society to help fund leukemia research. Each night will feature three artists, with performers including Fucked Up, Gentleman Reg, L CON, the Magic, Gregory Pepper and His Problems, Jenny Omnichord, Elaquent, and Brass Attacks. Also as part of the fest, King Cobb Steelie will play their 1994 album Project Twinkle in full.
These acts will perform at Van Gogh's Ear, with the doors opening at 9 p.m. each night. Tickets cost $15 per night, or $10 with a non-perishable food item. There are no pre-sales, and tickets are only available at the door.
The yearly festival was founded by former Exclaim! contributor Vish Khanna in memory of friend Sharon Marshall, who lost her life to cancer in 1997. See the schedule and get more information over at Khanna's website.