Toronto's Project Nowhere Gets Mother Tongues, Jane Inc, Weird Nightmare for 2023 Edition

Death Valley Girls, Gloin, myst milano., Lee Paradise, La Sécurité, Sham Family, Slash Need and more are also on the lineup

BY Megan LaPierrePublished Aug 14, 2023

Project Nowhere — Toronto's new multi-dimensional music experience — is unleashing an immersive, genre-bending festival from October 5 to 7. Taking place across three days and five venues in Little Portugal, over 40 artists from Toronto, Montreal and beyond will perform for the inaugural edition.

The lineup includes Mother Tongues, Jane Inc, Weird Nightmare, Death Valley Girls, Gloin, myst milano., Lee Paradise, Seulement, La Sécurité, Slash Need, CINDER, RoachOnly God Forgives and more, as well as recent Exclaim! Class Of grads Sham Family, Theo Vandenhoff, not a band and CINDER.

All these acts and more will play intimate shows at St. Anne's Parish Lower Hall, the Garrison, the Baby G, BSMT254 and Bar Orwell, with capacities ranging from 70 to 400. Select venues will amp up the multi-sensory experience with visuals and projections by Anthony Piazza, the Oscillitarium, Carson Teal and Driftnote.

"We wanted to offer a venue-based festival with a DIY ethos and community spirit. There's such a vibrant, tight-knit music scene here in Toronto, so putting it on display while connecting the dots with adjacent scenes in Montreal and the US is a way for us to offer the city and its artists something fresh and invigorating," Juliana Carlevaris, founder of DIG, the artist-run collective behind Project Nowhere, said in a statement. "Take a chance, show up early with an open mind, and you just might find your new favourite artist. There is something for everyone." 

Three-day passes are on sale now for $50 each, with prices set to increase to $75 after September 1. Tickets for the individual shows are also available, with full lineup details below. For more information, visit the festival's website.


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