Not Enough Fest Edmonton

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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:

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

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!!

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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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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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Scream Workshop Facilitator Profile: Nicole Boychuk


Nicole is the founding member of local Edmonton band, I Hate Sex.
I Hate Sex was formed in December 2014, after being empowered through the existence of NEF. IHS played their first show February 2015, and since then have released 3 tapes, toured western Canada, opened for Pissed Jeans at Sled Island Music Festival, and have their debut EP, Circle Thinking, scheduled for release on vinyl for spring 2016.
Nicole is an advocate for the arts, and is in her last semester of university taking Arts and Cultural Management. She is a fan of horror films, fancy bookstores, and breakfast.

We are so excited to have Nicole lead the Scream Workshop today from 2:20-4pm!! See you there!

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Noise Facilitator Profile: Nicole McDonal



Nicole McDonal

Nicole McDonal started playing music at the tender age of 14 when she was gifted a bass and joined band class halfway through the school year. After being asked by the teacher if nicole knew how to play, she responded with a “HELL YEAH!!!!”. She lied, Nicole didn’t know how to play bass so she secluded herself to her bedroom for the entire night and self taught herself the basics of bass without knowing a single note of theory. The next day in band class, she managed to successfully pluck through Stand by Me, which is probably one of the most recognizable bass riffs in rock ‘n roll history.

Soon after, nicole joined her best friend’s cousin’s band as their bass player. She was the youngest of the band members and once again taught herself the night before their big show at their high school battle of the bands where she blew everyone away with her bass skills! Their band went on to record two albums and went on to play many shows over a period of 2 years.

Fast forward to the summer of 2014, when nicole was gifted a children’s toy and decided to start making noise and taking up space. She found out about not enough fest through friends and that’s when Little Tits was formed. Her love for drum machines and noise reached unproportional heights after finding a Yamaha RX5 on kijiji. Little Tits disbanded after nicole’s instrument sadly bit the electronic dust however, in the silver lining of events, Quantize (, nicole’s current noise project was born.

Nicole has since joined the Not Enough Fest organizers and has been instrumental in helping propel q/t/w musicians to new heights in the edmonton music scene as her promo mom/floret duet encourages the use of the Chart!!!

We are so stoked to have such an amazingly talented and gracious human being and friend co-facilitate the noise workshop on sunday!!!!

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Noise + Scream Workshop on April 3rd!

Have ya’ll RSVP’d to our Noise + Scream Workshop coming up this Sunday April 3rd at Harcourt House?! We have some amazing facilitators lined up to teach you all about making lots of NOISE and learning how to SCREEAAAM!

~Facilitator Profile~

Devon Beggs

Devon Beggs was born in Edmonton, Alberta in 1983. Beggs works predominantly with textiles and fibres, but also incorporates sound, video, performance and installation into his practice. Beggs completed an MFA at Concordia University in Montreal in 2011 and currently lives and works in Edmonton. He has exhibited his work in Montreal at Parisian Laundry and Art Mur, in Vancouver at Gallery Atsui, and was recently included in the Future Station: 2015 Biennial of Contemporary Art at the Art Gallery of Alberta.

We are so stoked to have Devon share his knowledge and talents with us on Sunday!


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Weekend Update for March 17th – 20th!

oh oh oh oh weeeeekend update ya’llllll!!!!

Punk/alternative pop duo Mobina Galore from Winnipeg are hitting up The Alley!
Over at Accent European Lounge Sweet Angel Ben is throwing a NEF fundraiser, featuring CHAM, a new proto-punk project featuring members of Quantize and may also be featuring some special guests

Check out the incredible Karimah perform as Two Blue over at The Blue Chair karimah has done so much for NEF as a facilitator and amazing performer
There is an afternoon talk at U of A by Shayne Golosky-Johnston titled “Nehiyaw / Mônîyâw: Queer Indigenous Perspectives on Belonging”

Point of Departure is a new improvised music series happening over at the Ortona armory, this week check out caitlin from the olm perform the first installment!

annnd if Thursday wasn’t enough fundraising for you, there is another NEF fundraiser happening at the The Almanac put on by the Diamond Mind Darlings!

Over at The Clever Rabbit Vegetarian Cafe you can check out Rosacea and Christmas Cocaine Showdown for all you Sad Screamo and FlowerViolence needs ❤

At The Needle Vinyl Tavern is having Alt-power pop group We Were Friends open up the night

Make sure you go see MEL JOY of last years NEF fame Monarchie serenade you with alternative pop bangers

Enjoy the Weekend lovelys!!