Published May 27, 2014Manitoba's eclectic music scene is about to get another big boost, with news that the Rainbow Trout Music Festival will make its return this summer. The sixth annual instalment runs August 15 to 17 just south of Winnipeg and will feature performances from hip-hop crew the Lytics, electro-songstress Lido Pimienta and more.
A press release explains that the outdoor fest, set up along the banks of the Roseau River, is "dedicated to promoting local music and arts," with a wide breadth of genres covered including folk, hip-hop, rock, electro, jazz and more. This time around, the stages will be invaded by Manitobans like Attica Riots, Mariachi Ghost, Mahogany Frog, Wizards, ATLAAS, J.R. Hill and the Magic Bears, the Psychics, the Minglers, SMRT, Demetra, Surprise Party, and Smoky Tiger, among others.
"We keep on thinking there is no way to match the amazing lineups we have had in the past, but they just keep on getting more and more unbelievable," creative director Ben Jones said in a statement. "It's a testament to the incredible musicianship that we have in our province."
Tickets go on sale tomorrow (May 28), with an early bird pass going for $55. After June 25, or until early bird passes sell out, a regular pass will cost you $65. Day passes will also be available at various price points. You can get more info over here.
In addition to the festival, a series of shows at Winnipeg's Union Sound Hall are being staged in the lead-up to the event. The first show is tomorrow (May 28) and will feature sets from Employee of the Month, Kipp Kocay and Naysa.