Backxwash, DijahSB, Status/Non-Status Lead Sudbury's Up Here Festival Lineup for 2022

The bill also features Pierre Kwenders, Jasmyn, Absolutely Free, La Luz, Hippie Hourrah, Jane Inc, Sister Ray, Ghostly Kisses and more

BY Megan LaPierrePublished Jun 29, 2022

Don't look down! Up Here — the Ontario festival known for its mural creation and presentation of emerging artists — is back on Durham Street in Sudbury for its eighth year from August 19 to 21.

This year, the festival welcomes performances from Backxwash, DijahSB, Status/Non-Status, Pierre Kwenders, Jasmyn, Absolutely Free, La Luz, Hippie Hourrah, Jane Inc, Sister Ray, Wolf Saga, Ghostly KissesExmiranda, Ellemetue, Seulement, the Ape-ettes, Lee Paradise, Tommy and the Commies, Quintron and Miss Pussycat, Emilio Portal, Aurel, Bendero & Mars, Will Powers and Casper Skulls bandleader Melanie St-Pierre's new side-project l'loop.

To treat your eyes, this year's murals were curated by M'Chigeeng First Nation community member and artist Anong Beam. She launched Beam Paints — her own line of plastic-free, watercolour and oil paints inspired by the pigment gathering of her youth — in 2017, and is bringing in Christian Chapman, Born in the North, Studio Nude Beach and Alex Bierk to join her in creating the fest's signature public art exhibition.

Up Here organizers know the nation is being troubled by travel delays, so they're offering a new kind of passport that promises just as much adventure as an international boarding pass: giving you priority access to more than 40 concerts over the course of three days, Up Here passport holders can skip the line at the main festival site's pop-up bar, while hopping freely from venue to venue.

Passports are available in limited quantities for $90 via the festival's website now, while tickets for the individual shows go on sale July 7 at 12 p.m. ET.

Check out the festival poster below.


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