Published Jan 09, 2020Toronto's Wavelength Winter Festival is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, and today organizers have unveiled the 2020 lineup.
Taking place in Toronto from February 13 to 16 across multiple venues — including Sneaky Dee's, Sonic Boom, Longboat Hall and the Garrison — the festival will feature day- and nighttime programming with a mix of free and ticketed shows.
Topping the bill is 2019 Polaris Music Prize winner Haviah Mighty, alongside performances from the Hidden Cameras, Les Mouches, LAL (performing Corners in celebration of its 20th anniversary), Torii Wolf, Little Scream, Lou Phelps, Sandro Perri, Yves Jarvis, Keita Juma, Kaia Kater, New Fries, TRP.P, Sheenah Ko, Mimico, SlowPitchSound, DESIIRE, Silver Pools and Psychic Weapons.
In celebration of the festival's 20th year, Wavelength artistic director and co-founder Jonny Dovercourt has shared a message of appreciation for the last two decades of independent music curation:
I'm grateful and elated to be celebrating this momentous milestone of reaching our series' 20th anniversary. When our original collective of independent musicians came together two decades ago to find new ways to build excitement and a sense of community in the Toronto music scene, we never expected it to have this longevity — or grow into an institution that continues to champion grassroots artists.
Wavelength Winter Festival's lineup was arranged in part by guest co-curator. CBC's Ian Steaman, with visual art and projections from Roxanne Ignatius and General Chaos Visuals.
Single-day and weekend tickets go on sale today at noon at Wavelength's website, where you can also find day-by-day schedules.