Vancouver's Big Joy Festival Returns with Loscil, Total Life, Announces Fundraiser

Vancouver's Big Joy Festival Returns with Loscil, Total Life, Announces Fundraiser
Following last year's inaugural edition, organizers behind Vancouver's Big Joy festival have announced the celebration of noise and experimental music makes its return this December.

A statement from the Big Joy team confirms that this year's shows take place December 3 to 6. Just as mach 1.0 saw a handful of performances spread out between a few downtown venues, this year's collection of concerts will take place at various cultural hubs.

As it was last year, the 2014 edition of Big Joy is being curated by Dralms/Siskiyou member Shaunn Watt and Hierarchies/Dead Weight member JP Doucet. While the venue and show specifics have yet to be finalized, Watt told Exclaim! that artists attached to the fest this year include Growing offshoot Total Life, former Yellow Swans member Gabriel Saloman, Sarah Davaci, Loscil and Nu Sensae guitarist Brody McKnight's Gretchen Snakes project.

Ahead of the four-day festival, organizers will be holding a fundraising show on October 2 at Remington Gallery and Studio, which had held Big Joy events last year as well. Running with a sliding-scale door price of $5 to $10, the locally-minded show brings out Hot Noisey Mess, Orcana, Rusalka, Stefana Fratila, Waters and Mass Marriage. The full lineup for Big Joy will also be revealed at the fundraiser.