Metal on the 3rd – GMAF2017 in the DSTRCT Lounge
Each of our annual festivals have had new themes to explore and stories to tell that get expressed both through the lineups chosen for that particular year and also through how it is received by the audience taking part in that particular festival.
There are always new challenges and obstacles to face and overcome in putting together such large events with so many moving pieces. Numerous artists, musicians, performers, techs & dj’s to make sure are kept in the loop and up to date. Hours, weeks and months of notes, ideas, emails, coordinating meetings, editing and re-editing docs, forms & graphics, other jobs, obligations and tasks…
Then after months of running around and coordinating you never really know how everything will turn out or be received by the audience until the moment the show starts!
Will the theme be understood and come through? Will the audience understand why certain bands played while others didn’t? …
Each festival has it’s own story to tell and questions to wonder about right up until the moment the whole thing kicks off. Then it’s just a matter of making it happen. Each band has it’s own story to tell as well. Both as a band and as individuals. These stories are expressed not only through the music they create & ultimately perform on stage but also through its reception by the crowd.
We’re honoured to be able to facilitate this process and hopefully connect fans with their new favourite local band! Our lineup this year reflects all of this and we’re excited for all the new stories, fans, friends, and ultimately family, that will be created and shared this year!
Without further delay here is the Friday, March 3rd, 2017 DSTRCT Lounge lineup:
For those who have attended any of our festivals know that during our festival we tend to use the 3rd floor at 10 Wyndham to showcase some of our hidden gems or bands who we feel are worth the climb up 3 flights of stairs to see. These bands tend to be a bit on the heavier side as well and so the 3rd floor, now called the DSTRCT Lounge, has had a tradition of being called the “metal floor” during the festival.
Or, as we’ve dubbed it, Metal on the 3rd!
It’s a tradition that continues this year and we couldn’t be more excited to showcase these bands on this years festival stage! This show is also the second portion of the Friday night KronikNoise Promotions presentation that was announced earlier today and also features 3 bands that you should also be keeping an eye on over the next few years. Each band this year is going to be a real treat!
We also have another surprise for you as well. We’ve been hearing a lot of talk and people asking about an emo / alternative dj night. Well, ask and thou shall receive! Once the last band wraps up we’re going to be hosting our very first GAIN Music Emo Night!
More details on this, the bands performing on Friday, March 3 & more so keep posted! So much more to come!
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