@Wavelengthmusic Festival 15 > Line-up announced


Wavelength Music Festival 15
February 13-15, 2015 - Toronto, Canada
#WL15

LOWELL, MOZART'S SISTER, ART BERGMANN, CONTROLLER.CONTROLLER, LAST EX, THE ACORN, FRESH SNOW, DEL BEL, MOST PEOPLE, NEW FRIES + more

 Wavelength Music warms up winter with the 15th annual Wavelength Music Festival running from February 13 to 15, 2015 in downtown Toronto, Canada. #WL15 is a three-night live curated mixtape of the best independent music coming out of Canada. This year's line-up includes Lowell, Mozart's Sister, Art Bergmann, controller.controller, Last Ex, The Acorn, Fresh Snow, Del Bel, Most People, and New Fries


Tickets for the festival are priced individually (see listings below) and range from $10 to $18. An all access festival pass is now available for sale online at ticketfly.com for $33 and will be available in Toronto at Rotate This (801 Queen Street West, Toronto) and Soundscapes (572 College Street, Toronto) as of January 8, 2015.

This year, with a programming arc of "Past, Present and Future," #WL15 Festival highlights include a showcase celebrating Wavelength's past at its long-time former home Sneaky Dee's with Canadian punk legend Art Bergmann, reunion shows by controller.controller and Brides, and special tribute sets of classic Wavelength/Toronto songs played by today's indie stars; a Valentine's Day party with the best of the music scene's present at unique alternative space the Polish Combatants Hall headlined by buzzy Arts & Crafts up-and-comer Lowell plus a record-release performance by Del Bel; and a triumphant finish looking towards the future with Montreal avant-disco-pop queen Mozart's Sister and Wavelength Incubator artists Fresh Snow.

To complement the festival, the Wavelength Pop-Up Gallery launches this January as a temporary community hub. Based at HuntClub Studios (709 College St.) the space will be active from January 22 to February 15 and will feature a "Wavelength: Past, Present and Future" art exhibition, as well as small, intimate concerts, and a special free Wavelength Talk Series on Sunday afternoons. The Wavelength Pop-Up Gallery line-up will be announced January 8, 2015.

About #WL15
Filling venues in Toronto's west end, #WL15 is Toronto's spotlight on the absolute best music from the independent music scene. A community hub and a legacy-building festival, Wavelength has the earned reputation of being a catalyst music series, having brought the world important early concerts by Broken Social Scene, Owen Pallett, Peaches and F#$@ed Up.

Wavelength Music Festival 15 is supported by the Ontario Music Fund, Ontario Trillium Foundation, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, Department of Canadian Heritage, The SOCAN Foundation, Business for the Arts, Red Bull Canada, Steam Whistle Brewing, Autoshare, Blog TO, Exclaim!, Indie 88 FM, Long & McQuade, NOW Magazine, Tawse Winery and Yam Chops.

LineUp#WL15 Festival Schedule:

Friday February 13 @ Sneaky Dee's, 431 College St.

ART BERGMANN
(Calgary - Canadian punk pioneer & living legend - former member of The Young Canadians, Poisoned & long-time solo artists - playing songs from across his entire career w/ Toronto all-star backing band - Weewerk Recordings)
CONTROLLER.CONTROLLER (Toronto / REUNION SHOW for iconic mid-'00s dance-punk band - Paper Bag Records)
BRIDES (Guelph/Toronto - REUNION SHOW for skronky late-'00s no-wave crew)

Plus Classic Wavelength/Toronto Song Tribute Sets:
MOST PEOPLE Plays Broken Social Scene
DELTA WILL Plays Caribou
HERVANA Plays Constantines
MORE OR LES Plays Toronto Hip-Hop Classics
LOCKBOX (LAURA BARRETT) Plays Owen Pallett
THE SKELETONES FOUR Plays Jim Guthrie

+ Projections by General Chaos Visuals
Co-presented with Kazoo!
7:30pm * $10 adv / PWYC at the door * 19+

Saturday February 14 @ Polish Combatants Hall, 206 Beverley St.

LOWELL (Toronto/London UK - Arts & Crafts' ferocious dance-poptimist & future household name)
THE ACORN (Ottawa - REUNION SHOW of the mid-'00s world-folk indie-popsters - Paper Bag Records)
DEL BEL (Guelph/Toronto - RECORD RELEASE for long-awaited sophomore album - Creepy cinematic trip-hop blues pop - Missed Connection Records + Wavelength Incubator Artists)
LAST EX (Montreal - Timber Timbre band members make eerie robotic Spaghetti Western soundtracks - One of 2014's best albums - Constellation Records)
GINLA (Toronto - Futuristic electro space music duo)

+ Projections by General Chaos Visuals
8pm * $15 adv / $18 door * All Ages

Sunday February 16 @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W.

MOZART'S SISTER (Montreal - Avant-disco-pop queen commands the stage and dance-floor - Paper Bag Records)
FRESH SNOW (Toronto - Mysterious space-rock squadron previews their forthcoming EP - Wavelength Incubator Artists
NEW FRIES (Toronto - No-wave spazz-pop trio a.k.a. Your Favourite New Band)
TENDERNESS (Toronto/Winnipeg - Lo-fi R&B bedroom-pop wonderment)
BART (Toronto - Warped psych-prog-pop from members of The Elwins/Hooded Fang/Biblical - Idée Fixe Records)
LOOK VIBRANT (Montreal ADHD-pop - "Sounds like if your laptop ran away with your girlfriend and they had an amazing life together.")

+ Projections by General Chaos Visuals
8pm * $12 adv / $15 door * 19+

ALL-ACCESS FESTIVAL PASS $33

Advance ticket outlets:
Rotate This (801 Queen St. W.)
Soundscapes (572 College St.)
Ticketfly.com (exclusive online retailer)


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