Our very own, east Calgary independent music festival. Launched in 2018 with huge success and rave reviews, East Town Get Down is set to become a legacy on International Avenue. The festival celebrates all the best of east Calgary: Our culture, our diversity, our food, our walkability, and of course, our music. Find out all about it at www.easttowngetdown.ca
The first lineup wave has been released and features ....
Canadian metal legend heroes Anvil and Edmonton-based and current metal Juno award winning sensation Striker. Indigenous phenom hip hop artist Drezus. Local favourites Astral Swans, Windigo, Napalmpom and Cartel Madras join this year’s party. Rae Spoon returns as a performer and curator of a special set of artists including Wax Mannequin, Respectfulchild, Plastik, Brom and more. Also featuring an incredible Vancouver contingent of bands including Sightlines, Jock Tears, Aanthems and Russian Tim & The Pavel Bures. And an Edmonton contingent including The Wet Secrets, Physical Copies, Ayla Brook & The Sound Men, The Hearts, and more. The Wine Soaked Preachers will become the Ween Soaked Preachers just for East Town Get Down and perform the classic Ween album “12 Golden Country Greats” in its entirety. And of course an unmatched list of what we expect to be well over 100 local Calgary musicians widely spanning genres and demographics,. This is the first wave of artist announcements, there will be so many more. A full, up to date list of artists announced to date can be found at www.etgd.ca( more announcements to follow)
Inspired by the thriving Calgary independent music scene, major festivals like SXSW, and the excitement of International Avenue, East Town Get Down will meld location and performance into an immersive event.
Taking place on a six-block length of 17th Ave SE, and featuring intimate, convivial venues, unique food and drink, and a range of Calgary performers to suit all musical tastes, East Town Get Down is going to shake up the festival landscape in Calgary, kicking off the summer season with an international flare.