Not Enough Fest Edmonton


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Thank YOU!

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How did it happen so fast?! Another year of Not Enough Fest happened and we are just feeling so many things that it’s hard to put words to it. We can’t believe all of the amazing things that have been shared together over the past 7 months because of NEF, so we want to take some time to share our gratitude for the memories, music, fun, and friendships that have happened.

We want to thank all of the performers. It wouldn’t have been possible to have 2 days of incredible stuff without you sharing your magical creativities, vulnerabilities, honesty, and joy with us. The ways you held our hearts, made us smile, and made us cry was just so special. We hope you will continue sharing your music in whatever way feels good, because the power of your performance is too incredible to contain in one space alone. (And now that there are so many new bands, go and add yourselves to our Edmonton Band Archive!!)

It would be impossible to name all of the volunteers, but you all know who you are. This is a big thank you to all of the volunteers who have brought food to our many events, postered, designed posters, put on workshops/skillshares, mentored folks wanting to learn a new instrument, ran errands, acted as supportive stage hands, lent gear, operated the sound and lights expertly, took gorgeous photos and videos so we can remember it all, helped cook and feed us, worked the merch or door tables, supported our safer spaces, hung decorations or helped us make them, cleaned up, played with kids, and everything else in between and out of range. Thank you for showing that you care and support spaces like this. Thank you for giving us your time and energy. We absolutely adore you!

To everyone who attended, thank you for showing up to the party and making it so fun! Thank you for creating such a supportive environment for the performers and for showing that you want to see and hear music from queer, trans, and women artists, and that spaces where this is prioritized is so important.

We also want to thank everyone who has given us the space and resources to do this work. Thank you Long & McQuade, Ritchie Hall, APIRG, Harcourt House, Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts, The Common, Gravity Pope, The Buckingham, and everyone who donated to the Indiegogo campaign.

Spaces and community like this are so special and we are so grateful we got to share it in such good company. We hope you felt nourished and inspired from this past weekend’s event. Thank you for helping us grow communities. We just have so much love for all of this and you. 


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Cultural Appropriation Resources

With the festival being just 3 days away, NEF wants to share some of the learning we have done over the past year around the issue of cultural appropriation, and invite the NEF community to (personally) engage with this issue as well.

NEF is grateful for being encouraged to think about the harmful impact cultural appropriation can have on folks attending and participating in our events. Cultural appropriation involves the use of cultural elements without understanding, acknowledging, or respecting the context that makes the cultural symbol, art form, or mode of expression significant.

NEF is not interested in making assumptions about anyone’s identity, rather, we are asking the NEF community to think about how their choices can have real, tangible impacts on those attending our events.

We recognize that cultural appropriation is a complex and nuanced issue, and for many folks it may not be something they are familiar with or have had the opportunity to learn about. We have been posting some informative resources on our Facebook page to help folks engage with this topic.

 

http://everydayfeminism.com/2016/05/avoid-cultural-appropriation/

http://everydayfeminism.com/2015/12/common-myths-appropriation/

 


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Not Enough Fest Edmonton 2016! Line-Up Schedule

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Are you as stoked as we are to experience the endless amounts of amazing talent in less than 5 days?
We’ve finalized the line-up! Check out the final schedule for the Fest!!!!! posted to the Facebook event.

20 BRAND NEW bands and projects will be playing their first show this weekend at Not Enough Fest Edmonton 2016!

WOW. It’s finally here!!!


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Weekend Update! May 12-15

Here’s our list of W/Q/T performers playing this weekend in Edmonton.

THURSDAY

MoonMuseum (synth/dream pop) is playing at Mercury Room
https://www.facebook.com/events/473279669533550/

Betrayers (garage rock) is playing with Vancouver’s The Radiation Flowers at The Needle Vinyl Tavern
https://www.facebook.com/events/1685881134986180/

Calgary’s Miesha & The Spanks are at The Buckingham
https://www.facebook.com/events/987690784634385/

FRIDAY

Tee-Tahs (garage punk), TEETH (sludge punk), and Aviakit (Lo fi rock n roll) are playing a fundraiser for Nourish The Nation with at FICUS
https://www.facebook.com/events/1608402216140124/

ALL AGES! Feminal Fluids (riot grrrl) is playing with Paroxysm (their first show!) at Bikeworks North
https://www.facebook.com/events/1112900942107723/

ALL AGES! Middle School (lo fi garage punk) is at Lynwood Community League
https://www.facebook.com/events/1004091209646129/

ALL AGES! Banshee (grunge) and Math Debate (garage rock) are opening for Vancouver’s Softess (Vancouver post punk ) at The Sewing Machine Factory
https://www.facebook.com/events/1726094047606029/

Night Comfort presents BFG: Big Fun Girl (dance party) with DJs SWEDpantsDad, Hood Joplin, and EFFY IN THE SKY at  Bohemia
https://www.facebook.com/events/559329187581606/

SATURDAY

Rhythm of Cruelty (ethereal post punk) is at The Buckingham
https://www.facebook.com/events/1548423652122127/

Conscilience (alternative soft-rock-dream-pop) is playing at The Aviary
https://www.facebook.com/events/226771267678764/

SUNDAY

ALL AGES! The Dads (alt punk) are playing with Victoria’s Durban Poison (garage punk) at The Sewing Machine Factory
https://www.facebook.com/events/1079583858781892/


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Volunteer Call Out for NEF 2016!

 

 

Interested in supporting Not Enough Fest 2016 as a volunteer? We have a very colourful sign-up sheet for you here: https://goo.gl/jsezmJ

There are a variety of roles and times throughout the Fest that are available. If you have any questions, please email us at notenoughfestyeg@gmail.com.

This event would not be possible without the support of so many wonderful volunteers. We are so grateful for all of your support and can’t wait to see you all in 11 days!!