Published Mar 15, 2017Lawnya Vawnya returns to St. John's this spring for its seventh instalment, and the lineup of performers has just been revealed.
Wolf Parade, Dilly Dally, Hooded Fang, Richard Laviolette, Jaunt, Chippy Nonstop, Jim Bryson, Phedre, Helena Deland, Not You and Luka top the bill.
They'll be joined by fellow performers like Jake Nicoll, Klarka Weinwurm, Steve Maloney, India, Property, Charlotte Cornfield, Motherhood, Owen Steel, Catalina Reapers, New You, Renders, Pete Casey & the Vikkies, Dead Beat Poet Society, Chloe Doucet, Yee Grlz, Rough Hands, Townhouse, AE Bridger, Big Space, Swellheads, Ribbon Tied, Jenina MacGillivray, Goon, Dormitories, It Could Be Franky, BBQT, Krystle Hayden, Hot Biscuit and Aiseo, plus a festival edition of Long Night Vish Khanna.
In addition to the musical programming, Lawnya Vawnya will also host a workshop called "Intersessions: An Inclusive Sound Initiative: Providing Safer Spaces for Women + LGBTQ+ Folks" in conjunction with Yung Dumb and St. John's Women in Music (SWIM). The DJ-based workshop provides "a safe space for participants to support one another, access equipment, receive mentorship and build community" and will be led by Toronto's Chippy Nonstop.
There will also be panel discussions, artist talks, a film screening, readings, a record and press fair, pop-up shows and the family-friendly music crawls that have quickly become a beloved festival tradition.
The festival runs from May 10 to 13 in downtown St. John's. Find full festival information and updates over at the official Lawnya Vawnya website.