Winterruption YEG Plots 2022 Return with TOPS, DijahSB, Snotty Nose Rez Kids

The lineup also includes Diet Cig, Astral Swans, Charlotte Cornfield, Boy Golden, Chastity, daysormay and more

BY Megan LaPierrePublished Nov 12, 2021

Returning from its 2021 hiatus, Winterruption YEG's third annual winter festival will heat up downtown Edmonton from March 30 to April 2 with a stacked lineup of musical performances and live comedy. 

TOPS, DijahSB, Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Charlotte Cornfield, Chastity, Boy Golden, Astral Swans, daysormay, Diet Cig and DJ Shub are among the artists tapped to perform, with CBC's Because News host Gavin Crawford and Vancouver's Stop Podcasting Yourself bringing the laughs.

The festival will take place in multiple local venues, including the Starlite Room, Rocky Mountain Icehouse, Temple Ballroom, Station on Jasper, Cask & Barrel, SOHO YEG and Downtown Edmonton Community League.

Further, there will be a series of free outdoor events showcasing emerging Edmonton talent at the Backyard — featuring pseudo-antigone and Exclaim! New Faves alum K-Riz.

Founded in 2019 in conjunction with Winterruption festivals in Saskatoon, Winnipeg and Regina, as well as Calgary's Big Winter Classic, Winterruption YEG transforms the bleak midwinter into a celebration of the interconnected arts and local business communities in Edmonton.

"Getting back to programming music and comedy downtown has been something everyone has been waiting for for nearly two years," festival producer Brent Oliver said in a statement. "This year's festival should be a celebration of the resiliency of Edmontonians and our arts scene, and one hell of a good time."

Tickets to attend individual shows will be on sale on Monday, November 15 at 10 a.m. MT, with prices ranging from free of charge to $22. Limited quantities of wristbands for admission to all four days of the festival will also be available for $45 each (plus service charges).

Check out the first-wave lineup announcement and event poster below.

Snotty Nose Rez Kids
Diet Cig
Julian Taylor
DJ Shub
Rich Aucoin
Boy Golden
Garrett T. Capps & Nasa County
Cayley Thomas
Eamon McGrath
Wolf Willow
The Bobby Tenderloin Universe
Charlotte Cornfield
Astral Swans
Shaela Miller
The Provincial Archive
Miesha & the Spanks
The Hearts
Wolf Castle
Strange Breed
Sister Suzie
Stem Champ
Crystal Eyes
Sean Hamilton
The Eclipse
Jillian Lake
Slow Down Molasses

Gavin Crawford
Stop Podcasting Yourself

Free Outdoor Shows
The Denim Daddies
St. Arnaud
Kimberly MacGregor Band
Aladean Kheroufi
Rosina Cove
Experience Points

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