(Hamilton,ON) The second weekend of September will see the fifth annual SUPERCRAWL festival happen onJames Street NorthinHamilton. What started in 2009 as a one-night extension of the weekly Art Crawl, which attracted nearly 3,000 people on a rainy October evening, has grown into a two-day award-winning festival headlined by international musical talent and innovative performance and display artists with widespread notoriety that had over 80,000 people in attendance in 2012.
SUPERCRAWL is a FREE festival of art, music and performance on James Street Northin Hamilton, Ontario. This year’s fifth anniversary edition will again take place over two days: Friday, September 13th and Saturday, September 14th.
On the Friday night, September 13th, there will be nine acts playing outdoors on two stages, the first located at Colbourne and James Street North and the second at James Street North and Wilson, between the hours of 7 PM and midnight. The musical acts performing on Friday night include YOUNG GALAXY who were recently named to the Polaris Prize 2013 long list, and 2010 Hamilton Music Awards winners COWLICK.
Friday, September 13
YOUNG GALAXY, DOLDRUMS, SENSEI, COWLICK, THE DANKS, PAULA PERRI, PUCUMBER SASQUATCH FAMILY BAND and more to be announced
On Saturday, September 14th there will be musical acts performing on three different stages onJames Street North as well as a new stage located in the area formerly known as Discover Centre Pier 8 onHamilton’s waterfront. Amongst the notables confirmed for this year’s festival are New Jersey indie rock veterans YO LA TENGO, acclaimed Nova Scotia roots rockers JOEL PLASKETT EMERGENCY, 2009 Polaris Prize winners FUCKED UP, 2012 Friday night Supercrawl headliners SAID THE WHALE and current 2013 Polaris Prize long list nominees METZ, SANDRO PERRI and LEE HARVEY OSMOND.
Saturday, September 14
YO LA TENGO, JOEL PLASKETT EMERGENCY, FUCKED UP, CHELSEA LIGHT MOVING, LEE HARVEY OSMOND and guests, CIRCUS ORANGE, METZ, SAID THE WHALE, DIAMOND RINGS, YOUNG RIVAL, EIGHT-AND-A-HALF, X AMBASSADORS, STEVE STRONGMAN, SANDRO PERRI, PS I LOVE YOU, THE PACK AD, THE DINNER BELLES, HAMILTON CHILDREN’S CHOIR, SPEEDY ORTIZ, RON HAWKINS AND THE DO GOOD ASSASSINS, HAMILTON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA, HIGH NOTE RAMBLERS, WEEKEND RIOT CLUB, WTCHS, THE DIRTY NIL, THE ASCOT ROYALS, TERRA LIGHTFOOT, ALLEGORIES, HAOLIN MUNK
In the weeks to come we will be announcing more music including a major headline act, Art Installation pieces, performance artists, dance troupes, theatre artists and other multi-media performers that will be taking part in this year’s festival.
SUPERCRAWL is an annual event that celebrates the diversity ofHamilton’sJames Street Northdistrict, our multi-disciplinary arts community, and the incredible spark that results with our unique mix of cultures, businesses and creative people.
In 2009, SUPERCRAWL was initiated by a team of artists and community builders who wanted to see the monthly event onJames Street North, the ART CRAWL, expand to include music in a greater way, and to take full advantage of an entire street of cultural experiences. This first edition of the festival won the “Best Small Festival of the Year Award” at the 2009 Hamilton Tourism Awards, while the second edition won “Best Medium Festival of the Year Award” in 2010, as well as a 2010 Hamilton Music Award as the “Musical Event Of The Year”. Last year’s edition won “Musical Event Of The Year By People’s Choice” at the 2011 Hamilton Music Awards, while organizers Tim Potocic and Dane Pedersen were both awarded 2012 Tourism Hamilton Awards for their work on the festival.