Toronto's Women from Space Festival Announces First Wave of Acts for 2023

Karen Ng, Nicole Mitchell & Coco Elysses and more will perform

BY Megan LaPierrePublished Jan 23, 2023

The fifth annual edition of Toronto's Women from Space festival has unveiled its out-of-this-world initial lineup for 2023. From March 8 to 11, the fest's rich celebration of gender diversity and adventurous music will take over the Music Gallery at 918 Bathurst during the week of International Women's Day.

The first wave of artists to play this year's festival has been announced today, revealing a lineup set to include ubiquitous saxophonist Karen Ng (alongside Dutch guitarist Jasper Stadhouders), flutist Nicole Mitchell and percussionist Coco Elysses, virtuoso Aiyun Huang, sound-artist Seylon Stills — in multidisciplinary tandem with dancer Bee Pallomina and polymath/puppeteer Kristina White — and Bea Labikova's winds-driven solo project, Mt. Joy.

Experimental legend and instrument inventor Gayle Young will also launch a new recording of vocal works featuring Montreal signer Sarah Albu.

Early bird passes for Women from Space are now available for just $30 here. The rest of the performers will be announced on February 13, when full-price passes ($50) and nightly tickets ($15) go on sale.

The 2022 iteration of the festival brought spellbinding intergalactic performances from the likes of Sook-Yin Lee, Tush and PIQSIQ.

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