Winterruption YEG Announces Rescheduled Festival Dates, Adds TEKE::TEKE, Braids, Art d'Ecco

The fest will now take place March 31 to April 3
Winterruption YEG Announces Rescheduled Festival Dates, Adds TEKE::TEKE, Braids, Art d'Ecco
Initially scheduled for last month, Winterruption YEG is bouncing back from Omicron shutdowns with the announcement of rescheduled festival dates — and the addition new acts to its already-stacked lineup of music, comedy, drag and more.

Edmonton's premiere winter festival proper will now take place from March 31 to April 3, with new bonus events on March 27 and April 8 and 9. It will take over a fleet of venues in the downtown core, including the Starlite Room, Rocky Mountain Icehouse, Temple, the Cask & Barrel, Soho YEG and the Downtown Edmonton Community League, as well as a series of free outdoor events at the Backyard YEG.

Alongside homegrown talent TEKE::TEKE, Braids and Art d'Ecco, Milwaukee rapper Alan Ward and international drag superstar Morgan Michaels are among the new additions to the Winterruption YEG bill.

As previously announcedTOPSDijahSBSnotty Nose Rez KidsCharlotte CornfieldChastityBoy Golden, Astral Swansdaysormay and DJ Shub are some of the many artists tapped to perform, with CBC's Because News host Gavin Crawford and Vancouver's Stop Podcasting Yourself bringing the laughs. A few of the performers were unable to make the new dates, including Diet Cig.

"All six Western Canadian winter festivals have performed the herculean task of rescheduling over a hundred acts, in dozens of venues to make this all work for safe and fun events," festival producer Brent Oliver said in a release. "We hope that two months from now we can get back to what we all love doing — experiencing live music again, together."

Tickets are on sale now here, with limited all-access festival wristbands available for $45. Individual shows range in price from free admission to $22 each.

Winterruption YEG patrons, venue staff, volunteers and artists are all required to have had at least two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. Negative tests will not be sufficient.

See the full lineup details below.

Music
TEKE::TEKE
Braids
Art d'Ecco
Alan Ward
The Darcys
Milq
Ghost Woman
Uncle Joe & the Nephews
The Sadies
TOPS
Snotty Nose Rez Kids
DijahSB
Julian Taylor
DJ Shub
Rich Aucoin
Boy Golden
Cayley Thomas
daysormay
Eamon McGrath
Altameda
The Bobby Tenderloin Universe
Garrett T. Capps & Nasa County
Charlotte Cornfield
Astral Swans
Shaela Miller
The Provincial Archive
Miesha & the Spanks
Chastity
The Hearts
Strange Breed
Sister Suzie
Tzadeka
Crystal Eyes
Sean Hamilton
The Eclipse
Jillian Lake
Slow Down Molasses

Comedy
Gavin Crawford
Stop Podcasting Yourself

Drag
Morgan Michaels
Pepper
Gemma Nye
Dad Bod Rod
Onika Xtravaganza

Free Outdoor Shows
Takleef Ensemble plays Brown Rice
King of Foxes
Lauriers
Karimah
Brasstactics
The Denim Daddies
St. Arnaud
Shag
K-Riz
pseudo-antigone
Rosina Cove
Experience Points