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Showtime

To Be Announced

Origin

Guelph, Ontario

Genres

Afro-Beat, Indie, Psychadelic

Connect

Minotaurs

Nathan Lawr, the man behind the afrobeat groove machine that is Minotaurs, grew up outside Guelph, Ontario, where he still lives now. He was a pivotal player in the explosion of Canadian music in the early 2000s, being a key member of Royal City and having played with the Constantines, Jim Guthrie, Fembots and King Cobb Steelie. He first transitioned from folkie singer/songwriter to rhythmic bandleader on 2010’s The Thing, and hasn’t looked back since. Lawr’s status as a musical MVP easily draws others into his vision: Minotaurs is, by design, a big band that has included over a dozen musicians, including Sudburian brothers Ryan and Dan Levesque, as well as Sarah Harmer, who headlined last year’s festival. Minotaurs is Lawr’s reinterpretation of Fela Kuti’s Afro-beat. It is a propulsive groove machine, that also touches on psychadelia and folk-rock.

A. David MacKinnon

Toronto, Ontario

Afrikelektro

Montréal, Québec • Democratic Republic of Congo

Anique Granger & Mélanie Brulée

Montréal, Québec • Toronto, Ontario

Bahamas

Toronto, Ontario

Brian Dunn

Sudbury, Ontario

Chuck Roberts

Sudbury, Ontario

Cindy Cook of Polka Dot Door

Toronto, Ontario

Collective Roots – Meltdown Winner 2016

Noëlville, Ontario

Dale Pepin's Story Socks

Sudbury, Ontario

Digging Roots

Barrie, Ontario

Dwayne Trudeau

Sudbury, Ontario

Fagroongala

Sudbury, Ontario

François Lemieux

Elliot Lake, Ontario

Frederick Squire

Sudbury, Ontario

Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra

Montreal, Québec

Hugh Jazz

Sudbury, Ontario

Jeff Stewart & Community Drums

Sudbury, Ontario

Jennifer Holub

Sudbury, Ontario

Josh Turnbull

Sudbury, Ontario

Kate Maki

Sudbury, Ontario

Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire

Moncton, New Brunswick

Mandala

Sudbury, Ontario • Toronto, Ontario

Martine Fortin – Meltdown Winner 2016

Sudbury, Ontario

Matt Foy & Little Sir Echo

Sudbury, Ontario

Mike Petersen’s Good Old Fashioned Punch & Judy Show

Canada

Minotaurs

Guelph, Ontario

Murder Murder

Sudbury, Ontario

Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy

Troy, Nova Scotia

NLFB Arts Village

Northern Ontario

Northern All Stars Steel Pan

Sudbury, Ontario

Orkestar Kriminal

Montréal, Québec

Paul Dunn

Sudbury, Ontario

Pretty Archie

Rose-Erin Stokes

North Bay, Ontario

Sheesham & Lotus & Son

Wolfe Island, Ontario

Steven Page

Toronto, Ontario

Sun K

Toronto, Ontario

The Amazing René

Sudbury, Ontario

Union Duke

Toronto, Ontario

+ MORE T.B.A.

Northern Lights Festival Boréal: July 4-7, 2019