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What to expect at NLFB 2024?

The Northern Lights Festival is 31 days away! Northern Lights has recently launched an accommodation package, joining forces with the Radisson Hotel Sudbury to provide sweet deals for attendees to enjoy the festival stress-free! This Package offers you a better deal on your festival Passes + 1 hotel for 2 persons + discounts at the Pesto’s Italian Cuisine and Salon on drinks and food bill.  Bookings and more information can be found at https://nlfb.ca/accommodation-package-hotel-festival-passes/

Celebrating its 53rd anniversary, The Northern Lights Festival Boreal is offering an array of unique experiences for everyone to enjoy. In addition to the impressive music line-up, attendees can immerse themselves in the vibrant crafts village, featuring a variety of unique artisans. Explore the handmade, nature-inspired mushroom and woodland creations by The Flannel Couch; the eco-friendly macramé jewelry, accessories and home decor pieces by Wild Soul Handmade; and the exquisite stone jewelry showcased by Healing Stones & More.

Families and individuals of all ages will discover an abundance of activities to enjoy. Children can jump in the bouncy castles and listen to artists perform on the family stage, such as Land Heart Song  which offer attractive shows and workshops for children and families, or John-Paul Chalykoff accompanied by his puppet, Baabii, who promotes the learning and maintenance of Anishinaabemowin, the Anishinaabe language. Hours of fun and excitement guaranteed. Individuals can also enjoy the art village, where different arts, such as live painting and pottery, are executed! The festival’s commitment to community engagement and family-friendly entertainment ensures that there is something for everyone to enjoy, making it a perfect outing. 

NLFB is also thrilled to offer delicious food and drink options from distinctive vendors such as My Thai Place, GOOD & TASTY (formerly Dila’s Kitchen), Cheese Louise and more. Enjoy food from different cultures, whether American, Italian, Chinese, etc. The food vendors are set to provide an exceptional gastronomic experience with something to satisfy every palate.

“This year’s festival is diverse, including francophone, indigenous, country roots and indie rock. We are excited to showcase Sudbury’s local talent, art, and a wide variety of food vendors,” said Michelle Murray, Northern Lights Festival Boreal Executive Director. NLFB, Canada’s longest continually-running outdoor music festival, is having its 53rd annual celebration from July 4th to July 7th, 2024. As a non-profit, charitable music presenter in Northern Ontario, NLFB continues to be a cultural cornerstone, showcasing an eclectic mix of world-class performers and diverse artistic expressions. 


Jully Black

July Talk

The Rural Alberta Advantage

Tim Baker


This year’s festival promises an unforgettable experience with headlining acts, including July Talk (Friday, July 5th, from 10:30 PM – 11:30 PM), Jully Black (Thursday, July 4th, from 9:00 PM – 10:30 PM), The Rural Alberta Advantage (Saturday, July 6th, from 10:00 PM – 11:00 PM) and Tim Baker (Sunday, July 7th, from 9:30 PM – 10:30 PM). Attendees will also enjoy performances from a variety of talented musicians and artists, such as Toronto-based Arabic band Kazdoura, hip-hop and modern Latin-American musician Boogát, and francophone artists Willows, along with local favourites Edouard Landry and Dayv Poulin, among many others. 





Dayv Poulin

Edouard Landry


For individuals only looking to spend an afternoon at the festival, NLFB does offer an afternoon pass for $20 at the door. This excludes evening shows. For those wishing to spend the afternoon and evening, All-Day passes are already available on our website for between $65 and $75 (prices vary depending on the day) and will be sold for between $75 and $85 at the door.