Interstellar Rodeo’s plans include new iHuman Studio and exclusive design collaboration with Jason Carter.
NORTHERN RODEO – THE JERRY CANS AND RIIT ANNOUNCE SPECIAL PRE-PARTY SHOW ON JULY 19 @ THE STARLITE ROOM. TICKETS ON SALE JUNE 22.
(Edmonton, June 21) – Interstellar Rodeo is proud to detail new initiatives to promote diversity and inclusivity on stage and on site. This year, Indigenous artists make up one-third of Interstellar Rodeo’s total lineup, and represent a broad range of genres including roots, folk, electronic, pop and blues. From Friday night headliners A Tribe Called Red to the exciting emerging songwriters confirmed as Interludes, Interstellar Rodeo’s 2018 festival showcases an incredible range of talented performers.
“Building community is at the heart of what we’re about at Six Shooter. This extends to Interstellar Rodeo, where we aim to be as inclusive as possible of all the people in our community,” says label/festival boss Shauna de Cartier. “Working towards cultural and gender parity is an important part of our values, and informs how we program and operate the festival.”
Interstellar Rodeo is thrilled to name the two iHuman performers who join this year’s Interlude bill. Jesse Jams and the Flams is a young artist who fuses a punk rock ethos with hip-hop bravado. Now teamed up with members of The Wet Secrets, Jesse Jams is an energetic blast of lo-fi mumble punk. With just a guitar and soaring vocals, Jayden brings emotions to life while making you tap your feet. Drowned in sweeping melodies, Jayden represents the very best of talent and resilience that Edmonton can offer. Interstellar Rodeo also announces the iHuman Studio, a new on-site space where the community non-profit will showcase graffiti and beading workshops, break dancing demos and more.
The Jerry Cans and Riit, recent additions to festival producer Six Shooter Records’ artist management roster, have just announced a very special pre-party in conjunction with Interstellar Rodeo. Northern Rodeo will take place July 19 at the Starlite Room. The Jerry Cans, recent two-time JUNO nominees, also celebrate the release of a new song called “Ilinnut” (“For You”), available worldwide on Friday, June 22. The song features guest vocals from Josh Q, labelmates to The Jerry Cans and Riit and also one of this year’s Interlude performers.
Interstellar Rodeo also shares news of a special design collaboration with local artist Jason Carter. Carter, a member of the Little Red River Cree Nation, is a celebrated sculptor/painter/illustrator whose work has been shown at the Royal Alberta Museum, Art Gallery of Alberta and beyond. Carter is working on an exclusive limited edition Interstellar Rodeo t-shirt for 2018.