Halluci Nation, Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Leanne Betasamosake Join 2 Rivers Remix Indigenous Music Festival

Logan Staats, Shawnee Kish, Ansley Simpson, Helene Duguay, the North Sound and more will also perform

BY Allie GregoryPublished Jun 22, 2023

Kamloops, BC's 2 Rivers Remix Indigenous Music Festival — presented by 2RMX in partnership with Tk'emlups te Secwepemc — has announced the lineup for its 2023 event, Bring the Children Home, taking place from July 7 to 9 at the Tk'emlups te Secwepemc Pow Wow Arbor, the former site of Kamloops IRS, where the remains of over 215 children were found in 2021.

Headlining this year's live Music Feast are Snotty Nose Rez Kids and the Halluci Nation. They'll be joined by more than 40 artists, including Amanda Rheaume, Leonard Sumner, Shawnee Kish, Logan Staats and sister Layla Black, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson and Ansley Simpson, Keith Secola, Willie Thrasher, Murray Porter and Helene Duguay, Atzlan Underground, Quanah Style, the North Sound, Kristi Lane SinclairKym Gouchie, Gerald Charlie, Hayley Wallis and the Brighter Futures, Mimi O'Bonsawin, Garret T Willie, storytellers Margit Sky Project, Nimkish, Curtis Clearsky and the Constellationz, the Spiritual Warriors, the Melawmen Collective, Jason Camp and the Posers, Earthchild, Kiva MH, Geo a.k.a. the Voice, A'a'liyah, Rich & Beka, SacRed, performing artist Madeline Terbasket a.k.a. Rez Daddy, and more.

"2RMX planning was buffeted by the effects of human-caused climate-change again this year, forcing us to move four venues and communities at the last minute, including our main event," said Meeka Morgan, 2RMX's artistic director.

"2RMX is eternally grateful to the communities who came to aid and host us this year," Morgan continued. "Our hearts go out to 2022's three-day festival venue, the community of Cache Creek, who suffered catastrophic flooding again this spring. We hope to return with musical medicine when it is the right time to do so, as we continue to envision a return to our original host community of Lytton, BC. We found ourselves reaching out to Tk'emlups te Secwepemc to host and are so thankful they embraced us with their support."

The three-day festival will be preceded by 2RMX's Summer Movable Feast Tour, kicking off on June 30 at Lytton First Nation to "commemorate two years of Nlaka'pamux resilience since the Lytton Fire." Additional events take place on July 2 at the St'at'imc Nation (Lillooet), and on July 4 at the Secwepemc Nation (Skeetchestn).

Head to 2RMX's website for more information.

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