The ninth annual Lawnya Vawnya lineup has been revealed!
Lawnya Vawnya: an exposition of independent art & culture is a non-profit festival that presents some of the most innovative independent music and art from local, national and international stages. Lawnya Vawnya returns with its ninth instalment from May 22- 25, 2019 in St. John’s, NL.
The four day long event will feature headlining performances by recent Polaris Prize shortlister and Juno Award nominee, U.S Girls, the Toronto-based experimental pop band fronted by vocalist Meghan Remy; Indigenous hip hop duo Snotty Nose Rez Kids from The Haisla Nation, BC; Edmonton, Alberta’s Faith Healer, balancing melancholy lyrics with playful moods and lush arrangements; Bonjay, one of Toronto’s most exciting emerging R&B acts to watch; Montreal folk artist Camille Delean showcasing stunning vocals and velvety melodies; Lex Leosis, a hip hop artist from Toronto with roots in the competitive world of slam poetry and rap; Buzz Record’s Lonely Parade, a tight knit art-punk trio from Peterborough, ON; and Jon Hynes, a Newfoundland born folk-rock singer- songwriter now based in Ottawa, ON.
The festival also features Montreal electronic pop duo Moon King and Bonnie Trash, a psyche-rock goth-noir duo from Guelph, Ontario, Badge Epoque Ensemble (ON), Absolutely Free (ON), Protruders (ON), Gulfer (QC), Spring Var (NL), Swamps (NL), Tired Wired (NL), Renders (NL), Jenina MacGillivray (NL), Justin Strong (NL), Secret Connection (NL/ON), Swimming (NL), Gossamer (NL), Banana Vacuum (NL), Worst Lay (NL) and the Renee Sharpe Show.
Also on the schedule are panel discussions, artist talks, a film screening in partnership with the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival, readings in partnership with Riddle Fence Arts Magazine, a record and press fair, pop-up shows and the always popular all-age music crawls.
Stay tuned for lineup updates and schedule details!
Tickets on sale now at lawnyavawnya.com and at all Etixnow Kiosks at participating Orange Stores.
*Information courtesy of Lawnya Vawnya