2016 Up and Downtown Music Festival Announces Additional Artists

23 Aug 2016 Up and Downtown Music Festival Announces Additional Artists

 Big Wild, Tennyson and Born Ruffians headline new additions; ATB Financial to Partner with UP+DT 2016

(Edmonton) – The fourth annual Up and Downtown Music Festival (UP+DT 2016) has released the second wave of 2016 performers. Sixteen venues in downtown Edmonton will collaborate to host over 70 performers Friday, October 7 to Sunday, October 9, 2016.

Latest additions to the UP+DT 2016 lineup include: Big Wild, Born Ruffians, The Elwins, Tennyson, Billy Moon, Seeing Red, High Jinks, Artisan Loyalist, Worst Days Down, Tropic Harbour, Chris Page, Vibes, EXITS, Expanda Fuzz, Jody Glenham & the Dreamers, Slow Down Molasses, Tyler Butler & His Handsome Friends, Don Pyle – Out of Focus Talking Slideshow, Lucette, Shouwang & Kid Millions, Anzu, Crystal Eyes, Pyramid/Indigo, The Allovers, Labradoodle, Woodhawk, LA Fosters, and I Am Machi.

These artists join the previously announced 2016 lineup, which includes Basia Bulat, Tokyo Police Club, White Lung, Mutoid Man, Michael Bernard Fitzgerald, and comedian Bruce McCulloch.

In addition, ATB Financial will partner with UP+DT 2016 to produce two free events on Saturday, October 8 in downtown parks. Produce in the Park, featuring Edmonton’s best electronic producers, will take place at Beaver Hills Park, while a live music showcase will occur in Micheal Phair Park. The events run 2pm – 9pm and will also feature food trucks, an artisan market and interactive workshops from SNAP Gallery and Night Vision Music Academy. Full details will be posted on www.updt.ca in the coming weeks.

All-access festival passes are currently on sale through YEGLive.ca.

Early-bird Pass – $90 (until Aug.31/15, while quantities last); Regular – $110

Individual show tickets range from $8 – $33. The remaining single-show tickets will be released in late-August, in conjunction with the festival’s schedule.

Basia Bulat at Winspear – available Winspear Centre Box Office

Starlite/Brixx Bar shows available through Ticketfly.com and at Blackbyrd Myoozik (10442 Whyte Ave); All other single show tickets available through YEGlive.ca.

Full details at www.updt.ca

For Media Inquiries, please contact:
Jason Flammia
UP+DT 2016, Executive Director
Jason@updt.ca

Background

UP+Downtown 2016 is produced by the nonprofit organization Rain Shadow Productions Ltd and supported by the Edmonton Arts Council and the City of Edmonton, the Downtown Edmonton Business Association, CKUA Radio Network, Sonic 102.9 FM Radio, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Exclaim! Magazine, Live at the Winspear, YEGLive.ca, Yellowhead Brewery and ATB Financial.

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