Kazoo! is a Guelph-based new music series and annual festival showcasing independent music and art (April 6-10, 2016)

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GUELPH, ON – Kazoo! Fest is back with its strongest offering to date. With a carefully curated lineup of some of the best independent music from Canada and abroad, the 9th annual festival will transform downtown Guelph into a hotbed of music and art for five action-packed days. From April 6th to 10th, the festival will showcase over 40 musical performances, visual art, multimedia art installations, the Kazoo! Print Expo, contemporary dance, comedy and more.

This year’s music lineup will feature artists from all across Canada performing alongside a number of American artists. A few highlights include performances from Calgary’s multidisciplinary artist Chad VanGaalen, New York City guitar virtuoso Yonatan Gat, Toronto cellist extraordinaire Cris Derksen, the iconic Julie Doiron, as well as a much-anticipated set from New York City heavy-hitters, Kid Millions & Jim Sauter duo.

The full line-up:
Chad VanGaalen, Yonatan Gat, Bonjay, Cris Derksen, Julie Doiron, Kid Millions + Jim, Sauter Duo, Sandro Perri, Nap Eyes, Gambletron, Above Top Secret, Partner, Fiver, Minotaurs, Not The Wind The Flag, Protruders, Mauno, You’ll Never Get To Heaven, ZONES, Emay, Tenderness, Matt Moonigian, Cupcake Ductape, Beat Cops, BART, New Chance, Merganzer, Haolin Munk, LUKA, VIDA, Jacuzzi Perth, West Nile, Natural Thirst, Jon Charles, Nicolette and The Nobodies, Bonnie Trash, Prisonbreak. Keita Juma, Surfing On Acid, Germaine Liu


Get a feel for this year’s fest from some of the 2015 footage below.

Since 2006, Kazoo! Fest has been a platform for showcasing emerging artists through forward-thinking programming that challenges audiences’ expectations and champions bold and exciting new music. Kazoo! operates as a year-round new music series that culminates every year in Kazoo! Fest, an annual five-day celebration of independent music and art. Kazoo! Fest is a not-for-profit organization led by musicians, artists and cultural producers who believe that innovative new music and art can strengthen communities and bring people together.

Stay Connected:

The full festival schedule, festival passes and advance tickets will be available soon. Further details about this year’s festival and artists can be found at kazookazoo.ca and updated info will be available on the Facebook event page.

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Aaron McMillan

Aaron is the Founder / Chief Editor and curator of Indie Underground. He was the Festival / Music Director for the 2017 Dundas Street Festival and the Music Director in 2016. He is scene builder / promoter for select events in London Ontario, Toronto, Canada, and Southwestern Ontario. When Aaron's not working on Indie Underground, you'll usually find him at a concert or DIY event. He's a sucker for anything that glows in the dark and the company of his cat, Charlie. Watch for Aaron to make a return to DJing in 2018 when he will begin to mix Trance.