2019 NESS CREEK MUSIC FESTIVAL LINEUP
EARLY BIRD ANNOUNCEMENTS
Full lineup announcement on May 15 - get your tickets at the special Early Bird price while you can!
Bombargo drops a vibrant splash of soul on their funky indie vibes with layers of rock and R&B infused throughout. The band brings an unrivalled energy to the stage with sing along anthems, magical harmonies, and a powerful message that combined; make for one of the most passionate live shows ever! Even billionaire and Virgin Records founder Sir Richard Branson was impressed, quoting: “I haven’t seen this type of energy since The Rolling Stones!”
Rocky Lakner and Donny Millikin, the son of Jack Millikin, The Grandfather of Ness Creek, are two of the Crooked Creek scribes, best buddies and song writing masters, with an on-and-off stage chemistry that is uncontainable, comical, clever and entertaining. Joined by long-time friend Kelly Read, and with nearly forty years of musical glory, this local favourite, and Ness Creek house band, will be sure to get you on your feet and steal your heart away.
La Force is Ariel Engle, vocalist and newest member of Broken Social Scene. The music of La Force is nocturnal electronic pop, featuring Engle's enchanting vocals over dynamic production. Born out of the culmination of AroarA – her musical project with husband and Broken Social Scene bandmate Andrew Whiteman – La Force is a deep reflection on the magic and dismantlement of motherhood; the never-ending tightrope walk of life, and death; and the re-discovery of self.
Snotty Nose Rez Kids (SNRK) are an Indigenous hip hop duo currently based out of Vancouver, BC. Proudly hailing from the Haisla Nation, SNRK creates music that pays homage to their upbringing on the Rez in Kitimaat Village while also touching upon larger themes related to Indigenous identity, politics and resistance in ways that engage a diverse audience.
Whether you’re talking about her as a songwriter, guitarist or vocalist, one thing is indisputable: Hamilton’s Terra Lightfoot is a ferocious talent. Her songs tap into the raw emotion of hearts supercharged by love, lust, loneli- ness and temptation. Her playing melds expert finger-picking and distorted, hook-heavy melodies. And her elemental voice commands attention and awe, whether on slow-burning soul ballads or hard-charging rock numbers.
South African/Canadian Zaki Ibrahim is a globally distinguished singer, songwriter and producer known for making music that defies any one genre. The two-time Polaris Music Prize nominee (2013 Shortlist and 2018 Longlist), and Juno Award-nominated artist has come up as one of Canada’s hip hop and soul icons.