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January 16, 2019
With a loud “hé ho”, Festival du Voyageur has unveiled the programming for its 2019 festival. Manitoba’s premier winter festival has built a reputation for booking diverse acts covering just about every genre imaginable, from traditional tunes to country to indie rock to roots.
Beyond the ice sculptures, beard growing, and the warmth of caribou, the February institution is a busy music festival, offering music fans a celebration of Franco-Manitoban culture with music taking centre stage. The 10-day event, which kicks off on February 15, boasts over 150 musical acts, including plenty of homegrown talent and local heroes.
This year’s impressive list of artists includes some of the hottest local names in both French and English, including Alpha Toshineza, Amadians, Anthony OKS, Apollo Suns, ATLAAS, Bo Legged, Bright Righteous, Ça Claque, Carly Dow, Claude Bellefeuille, Dave Quanbury, Dylan & Katie MacDonald, Efflo, Erika Fowler, Ex Ømerta, Fever Rose, FINN, House Handshake, James Culleton, JD Edwards Band, Jérémie & The Delicious Hounds, Justin Lacroix, Kakagi, Kelly Bado, Kerji Stephens, Living Hour, Micah Erenberg, Mise en Scene, Moon Tan, Nation of Two, Odder Than the Otters, Okay Mann, Raine Hamilton, Roman Clarke, Rory Verbrugge & The Ruckus, Sebastian Gaskin, Sam Singer, Sean Burns, Slow Leaves, Slow//Steady, Suzanne Kennelly, Sweet Alibi, The Grey Jays, The Lytics, The Mariachi Ghost, The Osmond Davis Band, The Perpetrators, The Treble, viisi, VIKINGS, Zrada, and many (many) more. See the complete lineup
Some of the touring headliners hitting Festival du Voyageur stages include Anomalie, Ashley MacIsaac, Astralblak, Chali 2Na, Isabelle Boulay, Kalle Mattson, Les Colocs, Reina Del Cid, Les Poules à ColinThe Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer, and more.
This year’s anniversary will also see some old favourites taking the stage, including The Duhks, Hipshake, Mama Funk, Parazar, and Pisse de chameau, The New Meanies, and a Madriagaia reunion.
On Louis Riel Day (February 18), the Bell MTS Rivière-Rouge Tent will host a day of music from Indigenous artists featuring Asham Stompers, Leonard Sumner, and guests for a songwriters circle, Indian City, Sierra Noble with Kadence, and Florent Vollant of Kashtin.
Manitoba Film & Music will celebrate local talent on February 17, taking over the MTS Rivière-Rouge Tent for sets from JP Hoe, Super Duty Tough Work, and 3Peat.
Find all your Festival du Voyageur shows our free MB Live app, our online listings (quick search the “Festival du Voyageur” category), and in their official app.