Other headliners for the seventh Supercrawl will include Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Hamiltonian Daniel Lanois, California noise-rock band Health, Toronto singer-songwriter Hayden, Juno-winning Hamilton pop-rock group The Killjoys and Winnipeg children’s singer Fred Penner.
A full list of the 50+ acts for the September 11-13 festival weekend can be found on the Supercrawl website.
Two ticketed events leading up to the festival were also announced today. On August 7 at Pier 4 Park, electronic music guru Caribou will be performing, accompanied by electro-pop artist Jessy Lanza, Jamie xx and Egyptrixx. Tickets for the show will go on sale in advance through Ticketfly on Friday, June 19 at 10 am, with a limited number of early bird tickets available for $29.95. After that, tickets will be $35 advance, and $40 at the gate.
On September 10 at New Vision United Church, roots duo Whitehorse, Alberta alt-country singer Corb Lund and Etiquette will be performing an all-ages show. Tickets will also be on sale through Ticketfly starting Friday, June 19 at 10:00 am and will be $34.99 advance, and $42.50 at the door.
Honoured guests at the launch Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance, and Michael Coteau, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, took the opportunity to share some important news of their own – the permanent extension of the government’s Ontario Music Fund program, worth $15 million, in support of the province’s music industry.
The city’s Mayor Fred Eisenberger also expressed Hamilton’s support for Supercrawl, and all of the city’s creative industries.
All in all, it was an exciting afternoon for music lovers all over Hamilton.