​New Montreal Festival Lux Magna Unveils 2018 Lineup

Jessica Moss, Foonyap and Ora Cogan are among the artists on the bill

BY Sarah MurphyPublished Dec 22, 2017

A new festival is looking to warm up the winter in Montreal. Lux Magna — which translates to "The Great Light" — will host its inaugural four-day celebration of music, visual arts, spoken word and dance from January 25 to 28 at venues across the city.
The lineup of performers has just been revealed, and it includes the following: Ameenah, APigeon, Artists from the Unceced Voices Collective, a collaboration (featuring Jessica Moss, Joni Sadler, Joni Void, Ora Cogan, Robin Faye and Ylang Ylang), Bats in the Belfry, Bea Di Vinci, Cedar Eve, Coco Supreme, Eva Stone & Pamela Dwyer, Fillesharmoniques (featuring the women and non-binary students of the electroacoustic program at Concordia University), Foonyap, Gyu Gyal, Harleen Bhogal, Hua Li, HYRE, Jasmine Infiniti, Jeanne d'Arc, Katey Wattam, Kee Avil, Kiva Stimac, La Fièvre, Lucas Charlie Rose, Mich Cota, Nadia Chaney, Naïka Champaïgne, Nina Slykhuis, Odd, OneNessa, Raïssa Simone, Rock Camp For Girls: Éloïse Choquette, Clara Rubio & Valentina Solkin, Ruwby Stone, Shanice Nicole, T.Dot BANGERZ Brass, Tamara Filyavich, Tempestas, the Record Breakers, Tshizimba, and Urban Science Brass Band.

More artists are also set to be announced in the coming weeks.
Highlighting an array of talents across multiple artistic mediums, the festival is curated by a group of women and non-binary members of the Montreal art world. A statement from a press release reads: "We want to charge into the future with our heads held high and our shirt sleeves rolled up, ready to work to create real and lasting events that bring people together and lift up, rather than tokenize and commodify."
For full festival information and updates, follow the Lux Magna Facebook page.
Below, listen to a playlist featuring some of this year's performing artists.

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