SECOND WAVE ARTIST ANNOUNCEMENT FOR WAVELENGTH SUMMER MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL
AFROTRONIX ADDED TO THE WAVELENGTH 2019 LINE-UP
Wavelength Music has revealed that AfrotroniX will perform at their annual Summer Music & Arts Festival August 17 & 18, 2019 at stackt market, 28 Bathurst St.
The forward-thinking producer flaunts various production styles that he’s acquired over the years. Dubstep, house, reggae and EDM, are fused with Mbalakh rumba and sai on Nomadix, making the latest release from Afrotronix a virtual journey around some parts of the world. The Chadian-born, Montreal-based artist known for singing in Sara, the language from his country Chad, mixes mandingo music from west Africa with Tuareg blues from the Sahara and present it in an electronic futurist package.
Montreal punk-rock trio Red Mass joins the line-up following successful shows during Canadian Music Week, Polaris Prize long-listed Toronto hip-hop artist Sydanie and electronic pop singer L.A. Foster have also been announced to join the renowned indie lineup which includes previously announced artists Milk & Bone, Yonatan Gat, Cadence Weapon, Fet.Nat (also long-listed for this year’s Polaris Prize), Art D’Ecco, Tallies*, Hua Li, and Anthems of the Void.
Joining Wavelength’s latest release of musical names is Toronto-based music industry executive and writer Ian Steaman, who has been announced as this year’s guest curator. Over the course of his career, Ian has worked with many genre and culture-defining artists from De La Soul, Queen Latifah, House of Pain and Naughty by Nature to T-Pain, Too Short, Kelis, Big Boi of Outkast, and Lil B’s first group, The Pack. Most recently he has overseen artist programming and bookings for CBC Music’s First Play Live sessions series and runs the pioneering music blog, DIFFERENT KITCHEN. He is also currently in development on an hour-long television drama set in the world of the Toronto hip-hop industry.”
“Wavelength has a long history of being on the cutting edge of music discovery and promotion, curating live events featuring some of the best new progressive, alternative, experimental and underground music out,” says Steaman. “I’ve had a similar passion for doing the same throughout my career and was honored to be asked to come on board to share that passion as guest curator of their artistic and educational programming. As music, live and recorded, continues to evolve and grow, I look forward to bringing my vision for where it’s headed in the future to Wavelength’s programming over the next 12 months.”
While the main music and comedy stages (comedians and artists to be announced July 30) will be inside the weather-protected and air-conditioned Belgian Moon Brewery, there will be plenty of art and activities around the market. Easily accessible by transit, bicycle or on foot, Wavelength 2019 will be a hidden oasis of music, art and community within Toronto’s newest creativity hub.
Doors open at 5 p.m. each day (Saturday, August 17 & Sunday, August 18) with a curfew at Midnight. Attendees must be age of majority and have a Festival wristband to enter the main stage venue space. Full details are available at wavelengthmusic.ca
Main Stage Line-Up
Saturday, August 17th:
Milk & Bone – 11pm
Cadence Weapon – 9:30pm
Art D’Ecco – 8:30pm
Sydanie – 7:30pm
Hua Li – 6:30pm
L.A. Foster – 5:30pm
Sunday, August 18th:
AfrotroniX – 11pm
Yonatan Gat – 9:30pm
Fet.Nat – 8:30pm
Tallies – 7:30pm
Red Mass – 6:30pm
Anthems of the Void – 5:30pm