Not Enough Fest Edmonton

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NEF 2016 Indiegogo Campaign!


Over the past six months, we’ve been working with generous volunteers to provide support for our musicians, such as practice space, instruments, workshops, skillshares, showcase events and more, all leading up to the festival on May 21st and 22nd. We are super excited for the fest and already have about 10 brand new bands signed up to play! (details and line-up to be posted soon!)
We are grateful for all the support we have received from organizations such as APIRG, Harcourt House Artist Run Centre, the Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts, Ritchie Community League, and Blackbox Studios well as the volunteers who have helped endlessly with providing food, creating amazing posters for events, photographing and filming our events. Without their support, this could not be happening. We are now looking to you to help us continue this important work!
If you can afford to help, we would greatly appreciate a donation to help us with the final festival! We are also looking for volunteers and *shares* to get this campaign off the ground.
Check out our Indiegogo campaign and the short video we filmed starring some of your favorite NEF organizers!



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Not Enough Fest returns for a second year


We are so excited to be featured in Vue Weekly’s Festival Survival Guide! Thank you to Paul Blinov and Vue for the interview. 23 days until NEF on May 21-22!

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Weekend Update! April 28-May 1


NEF fundraiser tonight!! Come check out Chick Magnets, Swear By The Moon, and Bad Buddy at 9910

Free night of poetry performances at the landing

Golden Years is opening for Vancouver’s Tough Age at The Buckingham

Edmonton’s monthly performance lab & avant-garde variety show, Dirt Buffet Cabaret is at Mile Zero Dance

Faith Healer is at The Needle Vinyl Tavern


Skunk Coat is back! With Bunny Patch and NEF’s own Labour at the new DV8

Mercy Funk is playing at The Needle Vinyl Tavern from 4-7 PM, and then…

…Krystle Dos Santos and The Black Mambas are taking over from 8-12 PM!

Alex Vissia is playing her dreamy alt folk at Bohemia


Marleana Moore is releasing her much anticipated new album, with NEF graduate Conjure starting the night at 9910


Daydreaming is playing the Wunderbar anniversary, along with the new power pop CHAM @ Buckingham

Ella Coyes & Jasper Smith are playing at Sewing Machine Factory

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Thank You!

Feeling overwhelmed by the support of folks harnessing their own energy, talent and connections to support NEF. We know that NEF could not exist with out the venues, promoters, artists and show goers who have put time and energy into providing resources and tangible support to this year’s project. And of course, those who continue to demand and deliver spaces where women, queer folks and trans people are celebrated for the multitude of ways they share their stories.

Thanks to Banjemin T. Fatzpitrick and Accent European Lounge for the first benefit show of the season!

Thanks to Ian Michael Waddell and all the bands who put on an amazing show at The Almanac

Thank you Dave Quirk and 9910 for an incredible benefit show with our favourite NEFers Labour

Thank you in advance, Mikey Muscat and all those participating in the benefit show this upcoming Thursday!
Check it out:

Huge thanks to tzadeka for working with us on on an amazing hip hop show last weekend.

Ghibli it has been such an honour working with you, thanks for helping folks figure out how to navigate the ever complicated ableton and being the sweetest, most wonderful collaborator.

Hood Joplin for helping with so much, including the hip hop showcase. Oh, and sharing your own skills with us. You do such incredible stuff for the community and we can’t wait to work together in the future wink emoticon

We know there are so many other folks that deserve recognition and are so looking forward to celebrating all of y’all!!

We know we don’t (couldn’t) say it enough, but THANK YOU. Thank you for finding ways to support NEF, for taking initiative and rallying your own communities and for answering our calls for support.


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Weekend Update! April 21-24

Weekend Update! Here’s our list of all of the W/Q/T performers playing this weekend. There’s so much and we wanna see you!


Symfan is playing their heavenly synth electropop at Accent Lounge

FREE SHOW! Shoegaze sweeties Daydreaming are playing a free show with the incredible experimental drone duo, The Olm. At 9910


YOU HAVE TO SEE KARIMAH. You just do. And  lucky you, she’s playing Friday at The Almanac

Vancouver’s crust/metal AHNA is playing at at Mama’s Pizza

Blues, rock, soul, folk, this show has it all. Van Funk, River & Castle, and Caleigh Cardinal are playing at Brittany’s Lounge

No Room For Subtlety and Dead Honey are right next door at Bohemia!

Alt pop act Mel Joy is playing at  Arcadia


Sampler Cafe is a beatmaker/producer jam session with the intention of bringing the beat community. All levels welcome. It’s Massawa Cafe and is free or by donation

Brown, Black & Fierce Collective and the Edmonton Poetry Festival is presenting the Edmonton launch for Vivek Shraya’s debut book of poetry EVEN THIS PAGE IS WHITE at Latitude 53

Dream pop/rock Conscilience is over at The Almanac

Lo fi garage punk band Middle School is playing with the punk band The Dads at The Sewing Machine Factory

Lyra Brown opening for Laser at The Needle Vinyl Tavern

As always, if we’ve missed anything, let us know and we’ll add it. See you tonight!

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The time has come to officially sign up for NEF 2016 which will take place at Ritchie Community League on May 21st and 22nd.

The sign up deadline is May 1 @ 9pm.

Even if you filled out the early registration, we ask that you fill out this form now as we have so much more we want to learn about you!

Please share this link with anyone who you think may be interested in performing and email with any additional questions, comments, or concerns!!! Ahhhhhhhhhh we cannot wait, this is going to be amazing!!!!!

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Weekend Update April 14-17

Thursday April 14th:

New rock tunes from Aviakit and our local sweetheart Borscht (solo) are playing at Accent European Lounge!


NEF benefit show! For free!! Power group Banshee will be shredding alongside NEF 2015 alumni Labour at 9910!


Friday April 15th:

A full night of hip hop and R&B brought to you by NEF and Tzadeka at Naked Cyber Café!


Saturday April 16th:

Another solo set from the incredible Borscht for Record Store Day at Revolver in Bonnie Doon!

The amazing Cayley Thomas is releasing her new record “Weird Love” at the Needle Vinyl Tavern!

All the way from Winnipeg, The Zorgs are playing Versions’ album release at Bohemia!


Sunday April 17th:

Sister 2 Sister presents YES X LADY, a women of colour artistic showcase at Massawa Café & Bistro! Come cry with us

Another album release! Experimental-folk musician JoJo Worthington alongside Elsa Jane and The Den at Mercury Room!