The city will be getting a festival experience like never before, with a new music festival hitting downtown Edmonton this week for three days.
The first annual Winterruption YEG is a multi-venue music and arts festival taking place from January 23 to 26 at various venues across the city, combining live music, comedy, outdoor events, craft beer, and community.
Venues include the Starlite Room, Temple, Freemasons Hall, Downtown Edmonton Community League, The Cask & Barrel, Rocky Mountain Icehouse, and Station on Jasper.
The festival will be filled with indoor and outdoor music and arts with a varied mix of family-friendly, adult-only, free, and ticketed programming.
“Started in conjunction with Saskatoon and Regina Winterruption festivals, and Calgary’s Big Winter Classic, Winterruption YEG hopes to work closely with the arts community of Edmonton and greater Western Canadian winter arts festivals to create a truly unique festival experience,” says the event’s website.
According to the website, every show will be subject to a safe and inclusive space policy, and programming will be diverse and inclusive in genre, gender, sexuality, age, and culture.
“We look forward to making Winterruption YEG a regular staple of January in Edmonton and look to build on 2020 for years to come,” says Brent Oliver, Festival Producer.
A full schedule with a list of performers and events can be found online.
Prices range from free to $45 weekend wristbands. Tickets are available on the Winterruption YEG website.