With over 40 musical acts in the line up, there is something for everyone at the 2013 Edge of the World Music Festival. Our state of the art mobile stage will showcase both modern and classic music for those fortunate enough to be dancing on the edge.
The music will begin at 3pm on Friday, August 9th, when we will be honoured to once again have the Daughters-of the-Rivers-Gandlee Gujaalang Dancers of Masset opening three days of amazing music with traditional Haida songs. Headlining this year are: The Boom Booms featuring the words of Ta’Kaiya Blaney, an incredible young woman whose passion for protecting culture, land, and sea reminds one of The Girl Who Silenced the World for Five Minutes (Severn Cullis-Suzuki). Also in the line up is the foot stomping sounds of Shred Kelly, The Queen of Loops and cultural ambassador from New Zealand - Mihirangi, and electro-folk renegade T.Nile. But that’s just the beginning. We have Jasper Sloan Yip, Mip Power Trio, Flowshine, and Ssssnap rounding out our featured artists. Then we have an enormous selection of off-island guests, talented musicians that just come for our hospitality and the experience of Haida Gwaii. There’s 18 of them coming this year, 18 unique acts ranging from indie-folk to rock n’ roll. Finally 14 local acts round out this phenomenal line up; we got new rock, old rock, some ska and reggae with dash of R&B and Latin mixed in; and that’s just the description for our local headliner, Drive In!
The 2013 Edge of the World Music Festival is lovingly dedicated to Elizabeth Inkster, who kept the music going by offering up her own property to stage the event back in 1999. Elizabeth was a talented singer and a gifted weaver. Look forward to honouring her in creative and unique ways all weekend long!
Diverse, quality music, the annual lantern parade, quality vendors, Kids Zone and more – everything you’ve come to expect from the Edge of the World Music Festival on Haida Gwaii will be there for your enjoyment, plus a few surprises. Buy your tickets now at www.edgefestival.com. Don’t miss EOTW 2013, the biggest little festival on the west coast!
…. And if you stick around a few days longer, you can participate in the festivities surrounding the raising of the Legacy Pole in Gwaii Haanas National Park. This pole, to be raised in remote Windy Bay, is to honour 20 years of co-management between Parks Canada and the Haida Nation in Gwaii Haanas National Park and World Heritage Site. Visit http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/bc/gwaiihaanas/ne.aspx for more information.
Festival Director and Press Coordinator 2013
Tlell, Haida Gwaii