Published Apr 06, 2009The third annual Pitter Patter Music Festival is set to return at the end of May. Spread across venues such as the Drake Hotel, the Boat, Supermarket and Sneaky Dee's in Toronto, as well as various clubs in London, Guelph, Brantford, Hamilton, Mississauga, Oshawa, Lindsay, Peterborough and Belleville, the four-day festival will feature more than 150 artists from May 28 to 31.
Organized by Toronto promoter Keith Hamilton, Pitter Patter has announced an impressive list of performers, including the likes of Dog Day, Parlovr, OPOPO, Five Blank Pages, Spiral Beach, the D'Arcys, Octoberman, the Guest Bedroom, Great Bloomers and the Diableros, to name but a few. Says Hamilton, "It is amazing to observe the support we've received for our festival and its continued growth. Our festival has always been free for bands to apply to but this year we plan on extending the same accessibility to our audience by making each of the shows pay-what-you-can."
Whereas with most festivals, profits are spread every which way, Pitter Patter is unique in its support and commitment to the music community, giving all proceeds directly to the artists performing. How exactly does that work when such an event takes any number of bodies to help execute four nights in ten cities? Well, it happens when you have the tireless effort of more than 1000 volunteer hours by dedicated music fans, like Pitter Patter has found. "In just over four years, the Pitter Patter Nights weekly music series has put on over 400 shows," Hamilton notes. "The annual Pitter Patter festival is a celebration of the hard work these bands put into touring, playing and promoting all year round."
For more information about the festival or to stay on top of its regular updates of venues, dates and line-ups be sure to keep an eye on the Pitter Patter website.