Downtown festival reveals headliner and artist lineup
The Springtide Music Festival has announced that the Ontario folk-pop collective Great Lake Swimmers will take top spot on the roster of a two-day celebration of music and community in downtown Uxbridge. The Festival, set for Friday, April 20, and Saturday, April 21, is promising more than 50 bands in a variety of venues, from restaurants to a bookstore to an outdoor stage in a brewery beer garden.
In more than a decade of performing and recording, Great Lake Swimmers has won Favourite Folk/Roots Artist/Group at the Canadian Independent Music Awards, and been nominated for the Polaris Music Prize, a Juno Award for roots and traditional album of the year and a Canadian Folk Music Award.
The band’s latest studio recording, A Forest of Arms, is their sixth album and the follow-up to 2012’s New Wild Everywhere. Their sound has been described as “a surging rhythm section, razor sharp violin, and flourishing banjo and guitars.” Great Lake Swimmers will be performing Saturday evening, April 21.
Other confirmed acts include: Charles Spearin, Julian Taylor. Lindy Vopnfjord, Orangabang, Julien Kelland, Tim Bastmeyer, Sarah Fazackerley, The Beresfords, Robyn Ottolini, Moscow Apartment, Kingdom of Birds and Goodnight, Sunrise
Festival co-chair Tania Joy Senior says, “There’s so much amazing local talent, and we’re excited to see them share stages with Great Lake Swimmers and other Canadian greats like Julian Taylor, Charles Spearin and Lindy Vopnfjord.”
Artist submissions remain open until March 16; submissions will continue to be reviewed in the coming weeks.
The festival has also announced its confirmed venues:
Blue Heron Studio, Col. McGrady’s Pub & Grille, Corner House Restaurant, Urban Pantry, The Second Wedge Brewing Company (indoor & outdoor stage), Tin Mill Restaurant, Uxbridge Smokehouse, and Wixan’s Bridge
ACOUSTIC POP-UP VENUES:
Blue Heron Books, Keith’s Flower Shop, Laura’s Casual Kitchen, Main Street Realty, Nexus Coffee, The Passionate Cook’s Bistro and Wine Kitz
Among the diverse musical offerings will be a specially curated youth stage, an open mic stage and a song workshop stage, featuring themed artist discussions and jams.
Festival tickets are now on sale (with special early-bird pricing until April 2) at www.springtide.tickit.ca.
For more information about the Springtide Music Festival, contact:
Tania Joy Senior firstname.lastname@example.org
Joanne Richter email@example.com