Event Date: January 23-26, 2020
The first annual Winterruption YEG festival takes place this January. The multi-venue music and arts festival rolls out January 23-26, 2020 in eight venues in downtown Edmonton: The Starlite Room, Temple, Freemason’s Hall Upstairs, Freemason’s Hall Downstairs, Downtown Edmonton Community League, The Cask & Barrel, Rocky Mountain Icehouse and Station on Jasper.
Started in conjunction with Saskatoon and Regina Winterruption festivals, and Calgary’s Big Winter Classic, Winterruption YEG works closely with the arts community of Edmonton and greater Western Canadian winter community arts festivals to create a truly unique festival experience. Using the leverage of the past five years of Winterruption SK and Big Winter Classic Calgary, Producer Brent Oliver (Sidetrack Cafe, Foundation Concerts, UP+DT Festival) hopes to share talent and resources with other winter partners in Edmonton and throughout the West.
With event prices ranging from free to $45 weekend wristbands, the aim of the community winter arts festival is inclusivity and promotion of the arts in a snowy setting. Every show will also be subject to a safe and inclusive space policy, and a number of events will be geared towards all ages and family communities, as well as 18+. Programming will be diverse and inclusive, in genre, gender, sexuality, age and culture.
We look forward to making Winterruption YEG a regular staple of January in Edmonton and look to build on 2020 for years to come. Join us January 23-26, 2020 in downtown Edmonton for Winterruption YEG!
If selected to play Winterruption YEG, you will receive $100 for each show you play, plus a four day wristband for each member of your band. To apply, please complete this form by Sept 15, 2019 at 11:59pm MST.
All artists are subject to the Safe Space & Inclusion Policy – https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XYU9uZ5xrop1NZcsxZYbO4FI1lYlIj0seG8xLYx8vhI/edit?usp=sharing
If you have any questions or concerns about your application, please email Producer Brent Oliver at firstname.lastname@example.org