Coldsnap Music Festival is back and it’s all live performances in 2023.
The Prince George Folkfest Society that hosts the festival is thrilled to announce the lineup for Coldsnap 2023. The 16th annual Coldsnap takes place from January 27 to February 4, 2023.
Every evening during Coldsnap will be filled with amazing live music in a variety of venues across Prince George.
Here’s what’s up right now for Coldsnap 2023 - Mainstage Schedule (January 27 - February 4)
Coldsnap 2023 kicks off with a Celtic party at the Ramada Ballroom featuring amazing Mi’kmaq fiddling sensation Morgan Toney (Cape Breton) and the high-energy, traditional/contemporary music of West of Mabou (Saskatchewan).
Heating things up on Saturday night is the Hyaenas (Vancouver) who are a new Indie Rock/Synth Pop band, drawing inspiration from The Go-Go’s, The Beaches, and synth-pop power quartet Metric. Goodnight Sunrise (Toronto) will share their love of pop hooks and the raw power of classic rock with an explosive, high energy, full-on dance party performance.
The Oot n’ Oots (Kelowna) is a family that makes music for families. Their all-ages rock show casts a spell of freedom, lightheartedness, and laughter with music that draws on the wide history of rock n’ roll. This is truly entertainment for the whole family, bringing joy, community, and understanding through the free-spirited musical performance of songs by turns wise and absurd.
Coldsnap presents a glorious night of dynamic and beautiful music that is both traditional and brimming with chemistry! Burnstick (Toronto) pushes the boundaries of contemporary folk music, weaving together the unique sounds of vintage Weissenborns with intriguing vocal harmonies. The Small Glories (Winnipeg) have a way of making time disappear, rooms shrink, and audiences feel as though they are right there on the stage with the band.
What better way to chase the winter blahs than with amazing acoustic blues. Suzie Vinnick (Toronto) is a three-times Juno Nominee, CFMA Award winner, and a 10-time winner of the Maple Blues Award with a voice you’ve heard a thousand times and one you’ll never forget. Lloyd Spiegel (Melbourne) is a multiple-Australian Blues Award winner with amazing guitar skills, powerful lyrics and a knack for humorous story telling who delivers a truly unique performance.
Artists to be announced, but will feature a showcase of local talent.
Artists to be announced but will feature a showcase of local talent.
The Prince George Playhouse will ring out with powerful performances from two of the most stunning singers in the country. Aysanabee's voice is solemn and soaring, and is backed by a swirling blend of indie, soul and electronic soundscapes and pulse-quickening finger-picking that is equal parts hypnotic and melodic. Irish Mythen is a musical force of nature with a voice that comes from the heart and every fibre of her body. She has been voted the third most-requested artist to return to the Mariposa Folk Festival — after Joni Mitchell and Gordon Lightfoot.
Coldsnap is very happy to once again partner with Le Cercle des Canadiens Français de Prince George for a night of Francophone funk and tradition. Artist and evening details to come.
Closing Coldsnap off with a bang as the Prince George Folk Fest Society celebrates its 20th birthday with award-winning Métis multidisciplinary folk pop artist Kaeley Jade (Edmonton), followed by, friends of Coldsnap, the bhangra, electronic, funk, dub, reggae, hip hop, celtic band Delhi 2 Dublin (Vancouver).
For more information visit www.coldsnapfestival.com.