Year 7 of our Festival, it’s Meaning & More Band Announcements!
Over the past few days we’ve been throwing a lot of information at you about our upcoming annual festival and today is be no exception!
Though our 7th annual festival may be trimmed down from last year we still have a lot of announcements to make and we want to be sure that you know not only which bands are playing our upcoming festival and when, but also why they were chosen and what sets them apart from the numerous other bands who could have been chosen in their place.
This year we’ve honed in on a few key showcases spanning 5 days and utilizing a handful of venues & spaces in the downtown Guelph core while maintaining the 10 Wyndham Complex (DSTRCT, DSTRCT Lounge, Van Gogh’s Ear) as the Festival Main Stage. The bands we chose based on a variety of factors and range in genre from folk to metal to electronic to acoustic and everything in between.
We really feel we put a strong lineup together this year and it is in that spirit that we are proud to announce our Friday, March 3rd, 2017 Van Gogh’s Ear lineup!
Over the next few weeks leading up to the festival we’ll be posting blogs about all the various festival bands, Guelph & GAIN Music history tidbits here, along with some hints and clues to questions we’ll be posting on our social media sites (Facebook, Instagram & Twitter) for ticket giveaways!
This years festival is special in many ways, just as every year of our festival is. It’s unique and has it’s own energy surrounding it. Year 7 isn’t as chaotic or hectic as year 6. It isn’t the same sort of milestone as year 5, nor is it as young and formative as years 3 & 4 or 1 & 2. Year 7 looks to the future while learning from its past.
We’re looking ahead to the future of not only to this festival but to other community building projects that we can be a part of as we grow and build within the community of Guelph!
More news and band announcements to come!
** Follow all the updates & news on our social media via #GMAF2017 **