Folk on the Rocks and the Rainbow Coalition are holding a performing arts and queer justice camp, with the help of festival headliners Partner, in the week leading up to the festival. Camp participants can win the chance to perform on the Cabin Stage! Find out more on the coalition’s Facebook page.
JB the First Lady is a Vancouver-based Indigenous hip-hop and spoken word artist from the Nuxalk and Onondaga nations. Three times nominated for an Aboriginal Peoples Choice award, JB has produced four studio albums and uses her songs to capture oral history. of capturing oral history.
This band won Ollie’s heart with their recent single Thoughts, which Cabin Radio playlisted on release. From Whitehorse, the band mixes a strong rhythm section with guitars, horns, keyboards, and passionate vocals.
4:30 Klô Pelgag presented by Association Franco-Culturelle de Yellowknife / Website
Klô Pelgag is the stage name of Quebec singer-songwriter Chloé Pelletier-Gagnon, who was shortlisted for the SOCAN Songwriting Prize in 2014 and nominated for the 2015 Juno for best francophone album. She brings what the Montreal Gazette calls “an unusual mix of classical, prog rock and chanson.”
Raised on the Peguis First Nation of Manitoba, William’s inspirations include Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Charley Pride, Merle Haggard, and Willie Nelson. He most recently took the 2017 Juno for contemporary roots album of the year.
Silla and Rise blend Inuit throat-singing with futuristic dancefloor beats. Silla are Cynthia Pitsiulak (Kimmirut, NU) and Charlotte Qamaniq (Iglulik, NU); Rise is Ottawa’s Rise Ashen, a Juno-nominated producer, DJ, and dancer.
Josée Caron and Lucy Niles were named the “best new band in Canada” in the Globe and Mail for their enthusiastic live set, so we’re excited to welcome them to the Cabin Stage. Influences include Melissa Etheridge, Ween, kd lang, and Prince.
We’re proud to welcome Quantum Tangle home to Yellowknife to headline our stage – now a trio following the addition of Kayley Inuksuk Mackay to the prior line-up of Greyson Gritt and Tiffany Ayalik. Their 2016 EP Tiny Hands won the Juno for Indigenous album of the year with a fusion of old-world sounds and new-world flair.
We’ll have a range of Cabin Radio merchandise available for purchase at our stage – come up and say hi! We’ll also be broadcasting sets from across the festival’s stages, all weekend, with catch-up shows broadcast in the weeks following the festival so you can experience sets you missed.