Published Apr 25, 2017Sudbury, ON's Northern Lights Festival Boréal is gearing up for its impressive 46th annual edition this summer, and the 2017 lineup has just been expanded once again.
In contrast to many of the Canada 150 celebrations across the country, NLFB is making a marked effort to honour the land's First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples, and the event has enlisted acts like Buffy Sainte-Marie, A Tribe Called Red, No Reservations, Quantum Tangle and the Jerry Cans to celebrate.
Sainte-Marie will headline the first-ever Thursday evening instalment of the festival (July 6), while A Tribe Called Red will headline the Saturday night (July 8) events.
Other performers that have just been added to the bill include beloved children's entertainer Fred Penner and prairie-raised singer-songwriter Andy Shauf.
They join a host of other acts that include Whitehorse, Yukon Blonde, Rae Spoon, TUNS, Bixiga 70, Jenny Ritter, Louis-Philippe Gingras, Leonard Sumne, Shotgun Jimmie, Annie Sumi, the Turbans, Barry Miles & the Congregation, Nick Sherman, Hidden Roots Collective, Bryden Gwiss Kiwenzie, the Ape-ettes, Mclean, Dr. Tom's Traveling Medicine Show, Emmanuel Gasser, Les Frérots Rochers, M.D. Dunn, Jonathan Byrd & the Pickup Cowboys, La Bronze, Aerialists, the Ever Lovin' Jug Band and Miss Sassoeur & Les Sassys.
The festival will now run from July 6 to 9 at Bell Park.
Tickets are currently on sale at local Sudbury establishments like Gloria's Convenience, Jeff Landry Music, Old Rock Roastery, Fromagerie Elgin and all Home Hardware locations in Greater Sudbury, or you can purchase your passes online.
Find full festival information and updates at the official Northern Lights Festival Boréal website.