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Montreal, QC – April 7, 2017
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Reminder – Calgary’s 420 Music & Arts Festival + Expo w/ Wo Fat, Anciients, Black Mastiff and more!
April 20, 21, 22 @ Distortion
Main FB Event Page: http://www.facebook.com/events/226953177757584
Big Rock Brewery & METALHEADS UNITED Presents the 420 Music & Arts Festival at Distortion – Live Music Venue in Calgary, AB, Canada, April 20, 21 and 22, 2017.
The 420 Music & Arts Festival is a three day celebration featuring 22 Stoner Rock, Desert Rock, Doom & Sludge Metal and Fuzzy, Kick Ass Rock n Roll bands surrounding the culture that is 420. Headlining this inaugural year all the way from Dallas, TX for their first Canadian performance, stoner legends WO FAT, Vancouver’s ANCIIENTS and Edmonton/ Vancouver based BLACK MASTIFF. The official MC for the event will be Xam Eitsirhc (“The Snake Oil Poet”) who will keep fans entertained and amused between band performances as he pontificates with his unique style and lyrical diction. Xam will be arriving back in Calgary just in time for the festival after a tour through the UK.
In addition to all the rad music, festival attendees will have the opportunity to view and purchase the work of select local artists, artisans and craftsman at the 420 Expo, Saturday, April 22 at Distortion from 10am-4pm. Interspersed with vendors of interesting and eclectic wares will be information on medical marijuana and hemp products and even more 420 enthusiasts. Select vendors, artists and marijuana related companies will be available in the evenings at the festival as well. NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) will be in attendance to answer questions.
You also will be able to indulge your desire for munchies with a variety delectable culinary creations from some of Southern Alberta’s best food trucks. If that isn’t enough, each night of the festival there will be an opportunity to show off your glorious facial hair in our “Ultimate Beard Contest”. Nightly winners come back on April 22 to compete for the Grand Prize! Celebrity judges include Kent Stump from festival headliner Wo Fat. Prizes donated by Mammoth Beard Co. & Planet Eater!
Businesses/Artists at the Festival + Expo: (more to be announced)
* Big Rock Beer is exclusive beer for the 420 Music & Arts Festival
* 420 Music & Arts Festival will be the very first Canadian performance by Dallas, TX stoner rock legends Wo Fat
Other sponsors: METALHEADS UNITED, 420 Clinic, Pussy Kush, Weed Girls, Titan Products Group, Absolute Underground, Axe Music Calgary, Calgary Beer Core, Distortion Live Music Venue, Hemporium, The Next Level, Larsworks
Food trucks in attendance (Thursday – Saturday evening): Seriously Cereal, The Family Fry Guy, The Perogy Boyz
Cannabis Advocates and Information: Norml Canada, The Weed Girls (www.weedgirls.ca)
Local Businesses: Hemporium, Pussy Kush, 420 Music & Arts Festival
Artists/Designers/Artisans: Larsworks, Dying Trend Co., Josh Creighton Art, Tobias Luttsmere, Maria Joaquin Art, Free Hand Leatherworks, Vino Stilettos, Abstracts of Life, Sloegr Kaupmadr,
Photography: Hazzardous Material
Performance: Geometric Revolution Hooping
Tarot Readings: Millie’s Tree
Other: Calgary Beer Core, Vandits VC, Evil Eye Rock Art, Planet Eater Beard Wax
Expo FB Event: www.facebook.com/events/350693648657699/
Overall Festival Event Link (Main Link) www.facebook.com/events/226953177757584/
Wednesday, April 19 – Pre-Fest – FREE SHOW + Advance Pass Pick Up
Ten Dead Crow – (Calgary, AB) – https://www.facebook.com/TenDeadCrow/
What happens when you take 5 amazing musicians from Metal, Hardcore, Rock, Alternative & Progressive bands and take away half the drums, give them acoustic guitars, a stand up bass, cold beers and a bottle of whiskey? Well you get a cool as fuck, old school twang and acoustic blues influenced country band don’t you? Yes you do… YES YOU DO!
PowerHouze Band – (Calgary, AB) – https://www.facebook.com/powerhouzeband/
PowerHouze is a dynamic and diverse multicultural band that plays original and cover songs from a wide variety of genres including Rock&Roll, R&B, Funk, Reggae & Ska. The band boasts world class musicians that have played with artists like Pink, Sean Paul, Janet Jackson, and many more. PowerHouze love to entertain and with the talent that makes up this band that is what you will be, ENTERTAINED.
Embargoed – (Longview/High River, AB) – https://www.facebook.com/embargoedband/
This two-piece rock group will make all your dreams come true, if your dreams are to hear a couple of dudes bashing on their instruments as loud as they can. Genres are so difficult to navigate so let’s just call this Distorted Funk-Rock!
DJ Von Jagg
Our stoneriffic buddy, DJ Von Jagg will also be on hand spinning and mixing your all time favorite Stoner, Desert Rock, Fuzz, Retro Rock and other Kick-Ass smokin’ tunes throughout the night!
FB event: www.facebook.com/events/103461276856617/
Thursday, April 20
FB Event www.facebook.com/events/240616399708945/
Black Mastiff – (Edmonton, AB/Vancouver, BC) – http://www.facebook.com/Black-Mastiff-144098472319544/
HighKicks – (Calgary, AB) – http://www.facebook.com/HighKicks.FuzzRock/
La Chinga – (Vancouver, BC) – http://www.facebook.com/La-Chinga-389979744359207/
The Electric Revival – (Calgary, AB) – http://www.facebook.com/theelectricrevival/
Buffalo Bud Buster – (Calgary, AB) – http://www.facebook.com/buffalobudbuster/
Hypnopilot – (Calgary, AB) – http://www.facebook.com/hypnopilotband/
Set & Stoned – (Crossfield, AB) – http://www.facebook.com/SetAndStoned/
Friday, April 21
FB event www.facebook.com/events/1702426476734012/
Anciients – (Vancouver, BC) – http://www.facebook.com/ANCIIENTSRIFFS/
Dead Quiet – (Vancouver, BC) – http://www.facebook.com/deadquietband/
Lavagoat – Saskatoon, SK) – http://www.facebook.com/Lavagoat666/
Orbital Express – (Regina, SK) – http://www.facebook.com/orbitalexpress/
ChronoBot (Prince Albert, SK) – http://www.facebook.com/Chronobot/
Lordosis – (Calgary, AB) – http://www.facebook.com/lordosismusic/
Hunted By Ravens – (Red Deer, AB) – http://www.facebook.com/huntedbyravensband/
Saturday, April 22
FB event www.facebook.com/events/795080193963870/
Wo Fat – (Dallas, Texas, USA) – First ever appearance in Canada http://www.facebook.com/wofatriffage/
Chron Goblin – (Calgary, AB) – http://www.facebook.com/ChronGoblin/
Cowpuncher – (Calgary, AB) – http://www.facebook.com/Cowpuncher/
Mammoth Grove – (Calgary, AB) – http://www.facebook.com/mammothgrove/
NVGR (Nikki Valentine & Gypsy Riders) – (Calgary, AB) – http://www.facebook.com/NVGRband/
Black Thunder – (Regina, SK) – http://www.facebook.com/blackthunder.ca/
Brown Dwarf – (Red Deer, AB) – http://www.facebook.com/browndwarftheband/
Bazaraba – (Calgary, AB) – http://www.facebook.com/Bazarababand/
Available at http://www.420musicandartsfestival.ca/store-2/ and on FB page on the festival store https://store10885031.ecwid.com/.
Available at Distortion (3828 Macleod Trail S, Calgary, AB), Sloth Records (736B 17th Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB), and starting March 1st at The Soundhouse (4921 48st Red Deer, AB) (Other ticket venues may be added at a later date.)
Advance Passes $65 until April 17, 2017.
Regular Passes $75.at the door
Limited single day tickets ranging from $20-$30 are also available on-line and at all other locations while quantities last.
420 Clinic – http://www.420clinic.ca
Axe Music – http://www.axemusic.com
Absolute Underground Mag – https://www.facebook.com/AbsoluteUndergroundTV
Asher Media Relations http://www.ashermediarelations.com
Big Rock Brewery – http://www.bigrockbeer.com
BrokenNeckRadio – http://www.brokenneckradio.com
Calgary Beer Core – http://www.calgarybeercore.com
CJSW 90.9 FM – http://www.cjsw.com
Distortion Live Music Venue – http://www.facebook.com/distortioncalgary
Exclaim! – http://www.exclaim.ca
Hemporium – https://www.facebook.com/HemporiumCalgary/
Larsworks – http://larsworks.ca/
Metal Heads United – http://www.facebook.com/MHUnited
The Next Level – http://www.thenextlevelinc.ca/
Pussy Kush – http://www.facebook.com/PKcatnip
Pure Grain Audio – http://www.PureGrainAudio.com
Skunk Magazine – http://skunkmagazine.com
Thrive Music YYC – http://www.thrivemusicyyc.com
Titan Products Group – http://www.titanproductsgroup.com
Weed Girls – www.weedgirls.ca
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