Kazoo! Fest returns by celebrating their 10th anniversary with their line-up, dance and art showcases. With a carefully curated lineup of independent music from Canada and abroad, Kazoo! will transform downtown Guelph into a hotbed of music and art for five days. From April 5th to 9th, the festival will showcase over 40 musical performances, visual art, multimedia art installations, the Kazoo! Print Expo, contemporary dance, and more. Ticket details to be announced soon.
This year’s music lineup will feature artists from across Canada. A few highlights include a rare performance from Canadian group Constantines, newly Juno nominated Weaves, Polaris short-listers Jessy Lanza and U.S. Girls, John Southworth, as well as an album release by Guelph’s own Richard Laviolette. The lineup will also include a performance from Xylouris White, a duo based in Greece and Australia combining traditional Greek music with post-punk experimentalism.
Kazoo! Fest will also feature a set by Filipino-Canadian rapper Han Han who will be performing a set with the HATAW dance crew. The weekend will also see performances from Halifax’s Century Egg, Toronto’s Casper Skulls, and Montreal’s Fountain. The full music lineup will, as always, also include a selection of Guelph’s new artists including Cold On Pluto, Emily Mikhaela & Ian Bain, Softside, Luyos MC, and Snake Church.
Presented in partnership with Ed Video Media Arts Centre, Kazoo! Fest will include a curated visual and media arts program featuring internationally recognized artists including Genesis P-Orridge, Hazel Hill McCarthy III, Actually Huizenga, FASTWÜRMS, and more. A series of these exhibitions will be hosted in the Kazoo! HQ warehouse space in downtown Guelph.
Kazoo! Fest – First Line-Up Announce:
Han Han w/ HATAW
Leanne Betasamosake Simpson
Cold on Pluto
Emily Mikhaela & Ian Bain
Ten Boy Summer
Kazoo! Print Expo
Guelph Night Market
Art & More…
Hazel Hill McCarthy III
Alejandro Garcia Contreras