“The Big Fun Festival is an annual, five day music festival showcasing multiple genres of music in several venues in downtown Winnipeg every January. Using Winnipeg’s prairie winter as the backdrop, the festival showcases the best of Manitoba’s current and upcoming artists as well as some hand picked acts from across Canada.
Manitoba maintains a reputation for having a rich artistic community as well as a bitter winter. The Big Fun Festival brings these two elements of our Province together to create an annual festival our city can be proud of.
The festival runs from Wednesday evening to Sunday afternoon. There are a variety of events taking place throughout the weekend in close proximity to each other so that festivalgoers can travel between the shows. . Shows on the same evening are staggered and are distinct in sound and delivery so that you can have many different experiences all in one Big Fun weekend.
Big Fun Productions is comprised of Winnipeg musicians and music lovers who are passionate about their city. Inspired by the layout of Pop Montreal, Sled Island and NXNE, Big Fun aims to create the same excitement within the music and art community in Winnipeg by hosting several events throughout the year.”
Opening night of the festival!
Jan 25, 2017 at The Ballroom, 218 Roslyn Road, Winnipeg
Formerly known as astre, Tansy celebrates all things noisy and beautiful, weaving haunting melodies through minimalist structures. Armed with loops, delays, and lots of reverb, her sound will echo through the ears and hearts of all who listen – and leave its ghost behind. tansyish.bandcamp.com
Hannah Epperson (New York, NY):
Armed with her violin, loop pedal and voice, sonic weaver Hannah Epperson arranges musical landscapes without indulgence or over-saturation. Simplistic, but never lacking, these earworms pulse back and forth from the base of your spine to the center of your mind. As a stirring solo performer and talented collaborative artist, Epperson weaves a collection of songs that ensnare you in a soft and fantastical web that will have you wishing you never had to leave. www.hannahepperson.ca