Wonderhorse has announced that their lineup will see Haviah Mighty, Necking, Jeremy Parkin, FET.NAT, and Steven Lambke among many others taking the stage for their debut edition of the festival. Scheduled to take place from May 14-17 across three cities in the Yukon, the Wonderhorse Arts and Music Festival say they are aiming to help provide opportunities for creativity and art-making to often underrepresented groups. Here is a message from the organizers of the festival:
“We have chosen the name Wonderhorse both as a play on the name of Yukon’s capital city and to invoke a sense of wonder. The festival program will expose festival-goers to a great variety of musical genres and new music being created from across Canada,” say the organizers. “For Yukoners, we aim to broaden horizons and access to types of arts and music that is not typically presented in the Territory. For people outside the Yukon, we hope to instil a curiosity about the thriving and diverse arts and music scene that is present here.”
Organizers are hoping to make the festival an annual occurrence and while it is currently scheduled to take place in Whitehorse, Carcross, and Dawson City, they say there is “the potential for programming in other communities.”
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