Edgefest ’12 Adds Yukon Blonde To Lineup And Introduces A Dedicated Electronic Stage
TORONTO – MAY 25, 2012: Toronto’s biggest summer music festival has gotten a little bigger this year. Edgefest is pleased to announce that Yukon Blonde has been added to the official lineup. The band will join an already stellar collection of bands (Billy Talent, Death from Above 1979 and more) at Downsview Park on Saturday, July 14th this summer.
If that wasn’t enough, for the first time Edgefest is introducing ElectronicEdgefest. The electronic dance tent at Edgefest will explore an exciting brand of music with performances from up-and-coming DJs & hip-hop artists. It will be a daring departure from the rock music of traditional Edgefest. The clear-span tent will be presented like a club with a stage, bars, and lighting to enhance the experience. This will be an opportunity all music fans to get the best of their Edgefest experience. The eclectic line-up will feature:
JFK (of MSTRKRFT)
The Stafford Brothers
Carl Louis & Martin Danielle
More about the new addition:
Originally hailing from British Columbia, Yukon Blonde, made huge waves with their self-titled debut, which garnered almost immediate critical acclaim, and even a nomination for the Polaris Music Prize. Possessed with a knack for crafting catchy hooks and harmonies, Yukon Blonde are one of Canada’s most promising musical acts. Their latest release, Tiger Talk, came out earlier this year, and the band has been relentlessly touring to support the album. Fans of the band will be able to catch them on Edgefest 2012′s second stage. http://yukonblonde.com/
Already Announced Artists:
Death From Above 1979
Young The Giant
The Pack A.D.
Said the Whale
Acres of Lions
For additional information about Edgefest ’12, please visit www.edgefesttoronto.ca