Finally… The Grickle Grass Festival is back!

gricklegrassIt’s been a long wait through the cold winter to be able to attend London’s most unique 1-Day Festival. A festival that’s in it’s fifth year and takes place within the three floors of the London Regional Children’s Museum.

What is the The Grickle Grass Festival? It’s a sustainable living festival and fundraiser in support of Growing Chefs! Ontario and the Children’s Museum. The name is inspired from the Dr. Seuss character, The Lorax.

Every year Grickle Grass Gods (organizers) continue to surprise, entertain and delight the 600+ attendees with unique bands, DJ’s, Artists and Vendors that are local and have Canadian Roots. There is easily something for everybody to enjoy! The night-time party turns the Children’s Museum into a fully licensed concert for big kids, filling all three floors with music and art.

GRICKLE TIP: Make sure your phone is charged as there are many Exhibits to see and take part in.

Museum Exhibits

Here’s a list of them!

  • Grickle-GrassDinosaurs
  • A Child Long Ago
  • Jellyfish Junction
  • My Arctic Discovery
  • Science In Your World
  • Street Where You Live (DJ Aaron’s Block Party )
  • Trust/My Place in Space
  • Things in Caves
GRICKLE TIP: There will be food and drinks (alcoholic / non) available for purchase along exclusive #Grickle2014 T-Shirts and even Grickle Grass moustache soap and lip balm!

The 2013 Festival included amazing performances by Odonis Odonis, Akua, WTCHS and many others including Headliner, Rich Aucoin and his multi-coloured parachute that he sprung over the enthusiastic crowd. It was an unforgettable night!

gricklegrassSaturday May 31, 2014
London Regional Children's Museum

Tickets: $25 Adv (buy now), $30 Door
Facebook Event

Performer Line-Up  with Music Samples

Zaki Ibrahim (South Africa)

This is Canadian-born South African singer/songwriter’s Zaki Ibrahim’s debut London performance. This year’s headliner creates an opus of vocal wonder, wander and apocalyptica. At once futuristic and primal, Zaki Ibrahim is soulfully pulsating her way into radio mainstream.

Walrus (Halifax, NS)

East Coast’s most psychedelic sons! 60’s pop is written all over these Halifax charmer’s. Think summer of love circa 2014.

Absolutely Free (Toronto, ON)

Absolutely Free, a band featuring former members of Toronto art-punks DD/MM/YYYY. A poly rhythmic berbere stew swung from an I beam, knit in a sauerkraut sweatshirt printed with a constellation map made in ascii.

Serf Kanata (Sarnia, ON)

What once was a band called Wild Domestic, year one alumni have a new name and frenetic approach.Two-drummers, a big old bus and a lot of touring make this local band one to celebrate.

New Zebra Kid (London, ON)

Loft life, urban euphoria, 80’s dance and disco all play a part for London’s leading alternative pop stars. Night after night after night, find yourself in New Zebra Kid.

Wormwood (London, ON)

A Canadian post-rock electronic duo Christina Willatt and Andrew Wenaus. Their debut release is called Sunfloating.

Jennifer Castle (Toronto, ON) Psychedelic Folk artist Jennifer Castle says that she “takes the world very seriously, while believing very much in impossible things.” This idea of being rooted in the real world – yet still free to soar in the ether of daydreams – offers insight into the contradictory and alluring world of Jennifer Castle.

Stories by Misha Bower (London, ON)

Featuring duets with Spencer Burton.  Misha is a member of Toronto’s acclaimed Bruce Peninsula and long-time Toronto scene-ster, London now plays host and has always been home to one of Canada’s best kept secrets.

DJ Aaron (London, ON)

Resident DJ of Indie Underground Wednesdays at Call The Office (London ON) drops The Best Indie Alternative beats from his heart to your feet leaving your Grickle Grass inner child fully satisfied. Don’t miss his diverse mix of your favourite nu-disco, electro, synth-pop & rock tracks.


gricklegrassSaturday May 31, 2014
London Regional Children's Museum

Tickets: $25 Adv (buy now), $30 Door
Facebook Event

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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.