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Festival information

Edmonton, AB




The Winterruption YEG festival takes place January in Edmonton. The multi-venue music and arts festival rolls out in multiple venues in downtown Edmonton. In addition to inside events, Winterruption features a number of free outdoor activities in the downtown core.

Started in conjunction with Saskatoon and Regina Winterruption festivals, and Calgary's Big Winter Classic, Winterruption YEG hopes to work closely with the arts community of Edmonton and greater Western Canadian winter arts festivals to create a truly unique festival experience. Using the leverage of the past five years of Winterruption SK and Big Winter Classic Calgary, Producer Brent Oliver (Sidetrack Cafe, Foundation Concerts, UP+DT Festival) will share talent and resources with other winter partners in Edmonton and throughout the West.

With event prices ranging from free to $45 weekend wristbands, the aim of the community winter arts festival is inclusivity and promotion of the arts in a snowy setting. Every show will also be subject to a safe and inclusive space policy, and a number of events will be geared towards all ages and family communities, as well as 18+. Programming will be diverse and inclusive, in genre, gender, sexuality, age and culture.