SPOTLIGHT ON THE NORTH: 2018 INTERLUDE LINEUP HIGHLIGHTS NORTHWEST TERRITORIES AND NUNAVUT MUSIC SCENES
Interstellar Rodeo shines the light on the sounds and stories from north of the 60th parallel with this year’s Interlude performers, where artists from the Northwest Territories and Nunavut represent 50% of the Interludes lineup.
Interstellar is proud to welcome Riit and Josh Q, both from Nunavut and both signed to the territory’s first record label, Aakuluk Music. Riit and Josh Q (of The Trade-Offs) were last seen on the country’s largest music stage, where they performed with The Jerry Cans live on the JUNO Awards broadcast in Vancouver this year. From Inuktitut pop to ‘Arctic Soul,’ Riit and Josh Q showcase the depth of Iqaluit’s vibrant music scene.
Diga, frontman to Yellowknife’s award-winning band Digawolf, and Jay Gilday (based in Edmonton) represent the first artists from the Northwest Territories to perform at Interstellar Rodeo.
Interstellar Rodeo is also excited to welcome exciting young local performers Celeigh Cardinal and members of iHuman, an Edmonton-based youth organization that develops arts-based programming for positive social change.
Ruby Boots, a buzzy newcomer to Nashville’s Americana scene via Perth, Australia, rounds out this year’s songwriter-stacked Interlude lineup.
INTERSTELLAR RODEO 2018
FEIST • JULY TALK • COURTNEY BARNETT
A TRIBE CALLED RED • THE MAVERICKS • THE DEAD SOUTH
REUBEN & THE DARK • ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO • LISA LEBLANC
ALL STARS: JASON PLUMB, ROSE COUSINS AND TIM BAKER
MARGARET GLASPY • LA DAME BLANCHE
THE FAIRFIELD FOUR • FAOUZIA
CELEIGH CARDINAL * DIGA * iHUMAN * JAY GILDAY
JOSH Q * RIIT * RUBY BOOTS
For daily lineups, please visit interstellarrodeo.com.
Interstellar Rodeo takes place July 20-22, 2018 at Hawrelak Park. Weekend passes and single day tickets are on sale now. Stay tuned for information about this year’s wine pairings, food vendors and other exciting new initiatives for the 2018 edition of Interstellar Rodeo.