Eclectic annual music and arts festival Kazoo! Fest returns for its 9th edition with a heavyweight lineup, drawing some of the world's finest and freakiest to Guelph, ON. Running April 6-10, across multiple venues, Guelph's downtown will host 40+ musical acts, alongside art installations, comedy shows, dance performances, and other oddball happenings.
The headliners come from across Canada and North America, featuring king weirdo Chad VanGaalen, East Coast indie icon Julie Doiron, acclaimed cellist Cris Derksen, Monotonix founder Yonatan Gat, and experimental wet dream team Kid Millions & Jim Sauter Duo.
Other performers include — big, big breath — Bonjay, Sandro Perri, Keita Juma, Nap Eyes, Gambletron, Fiver, Partner, Mauno, Above Top Secret, Emay, Not the Wind, Not the Flag, Beat Cops and more. Find the full lineup below.
Kazoo! will make more announcements shortly regarding tickets and times as well as the visual art, multimedia installations, and special projects programs. Look for updates here.
To celebrate one of Southern Ontario's most exciting festivals, here's the premiere of 2016 Kazoo! performers Minotaurs' live video "Gold Rush Lady" from Southern Souls. It's funky and slinky in all the right ways, filling the sonic space with horns and synths and riffs and beards. This will get you in the mood.