Coming off a remarkable 10th anniversary year, Supercrawl organizers have offered up the first glimpse of this year’s programming when they revealed a vibrant and compelling musical lineup for the free festival component of Supercrawl 2019, taking place Sept 13-15, 2019 along James Street North in downtown Hamilton, Ontario, and presented by TD.
The special lineup reveal took place at Mills Hardware, an award-winning multi-arts venue in the heart of downtown Hamilton, where artists and organizers gathered to help unveil Supercrawl’s music lineup and Festival Director Tim Potocic previewed the coming festival season for those in attendance.
“Supercrawl has always had a mandate of cultural discovery, always been committed to celebrating local creators,” said Potocic. “This year we’ve managed to bring together a really incredible group of artists — local, regional, national and international, emerging artists on up to icons and legends. We’re excited as organizers but also as fans, and we’re thrilled to start our second decade with a lineup like this.”
Headliners at Supercrawl 2019, the festival’s 11th annual edition, will include critically acclaimed pop artist Bahamas, trailblazing icon Buffy Sainte-Marie, scorching soul singer Bettye LaVette, beloved indie pop group Stars, Desi hip-hop star Fateh, and talent-stacked blues collective Hamilton Blues All-Stars, a crowd favourite at last year’s festival.
Other musical artists unveiled for September’s festival weekend include Begonia, Big Fir, Jennifer Castle, Nuela Charles, Tanika Charles and the Wonderfuls, The Commissionaires, The Crowleys, The Dill, Dilly Dally, Dizzy Spells, Don Vail, Ellevator, Ellis, Fateh, George Arnone Big Band, Piper Hayes, Hamilton Children’s Choir, Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra with Twin Within, Lacey Hill, Jess and Tay, Shawn Kerr, LTtheMonk, Luckystickz, Samantha Martin and Delta Sugar, Motherhood, Mother Tareka, nêhiyawak, The Redhill Valleys, Neena Rose, The Rural Alberta Advantage, Snotty Nose Rez Kids, The Sorority, Trickbag, Wax Mannequin, and Yamantaka//Sonic Titan.
Additional acts will be announced at a second music reveal, scheduled for Saturday, July 27 at an event held during Hamilton Fringe Festival, alongside lineup announcements such as art, fashion, theatre, vendors, food trucks, family fun, spectacle, talks and more.
July will also bring a big announcement regarding Supercrawl’s fourth annual collaboration with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on the Labour Day Classic showcase concert in the South Plaza of Tim Hortons Field. The free event, which will take place on the afternoon of Monday, September 2, helps to kick off the iconic sports showdown and build anticipation for Supercrawl.
On June 22, 2019, Collective Concerts & Supercrawl present a special ticketed event featuring The National with special guests Alvvays, Hayden, Jennifer Castle and Hannah Georgas at Pier 8 in Hamilton. Visit the event microsite for more information. General admission and VIP tickets are available online through Ticketfly as well as in person at Dr. Disc (Hamilton), Rotate This (Toronto), and Soundscapes (Toronto).
In 2019, Supercrawl will again be collaborating with partner venues This Ain’t Hollywood, Mulberry Coffeehouse and Club Absinthe to program even more great music during the festival weekend.