Published May 04, 2015Summer is looking up for Sudbury music fans. This is thanks to Up Fest, a new festival that will be coming to the Ontario city's downtown core from August 13 to 15.
The festival is currently in the midst of a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, and although the organizers (from the non-profit arts group We Live Up Here) are currently just a quarter of the way to the $25,000 goal, they've already announced the lineup.
The festival bill includes A Tribe Called Red, Tanya Tagaq, Suuns, Rich Aucoin, Mozart's Sister, Doldrums, Doomsquad, the Almighty Rhombus, Petra Glynt, Les Marinellis, Organ Mood, Beat Market, PyPy, Jesse Mac Cormack, Dories, Nick Sherman, the Weakness, Geneviève & Matthieu, Submerged Objects, Strange Attractor, Rose-Erin Stokes, the Housewives of Kagawong, Scattered Clouds, Mick Futures, Murder Murder, the Ape-ettes and BBBRTHR, with more acts yet to be announced.
These shows will take place across seven Sudbury venues. In addition to the music lineup, the festival has also detailed an art portion that includes murals and art installations.
Up Fest is billed as "a public art festival that culminates in an emerging music festival and is topped off by an all-night art crawl." Below, watch a couple of trailer videos for the festival.
Weekend passes can be ordered through the aforementioned crowdfunding campaign; go here to get yours. The tickets will go on sale more generally on May 11.