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'One of the most successful years yet': NLFB 2019 attracted 13,000 people

Earlybird passes are already on sale for the 2020 edition of the festival 
Audiences enjoy a performance by Basia Bulat Sunday, July 7. (File)

Northern Lights Festival Boréal said in a press release that each headliner show during the July 4-7 festival attracted more than 2,000 guests in Bell Park's amphitheatre.

More than 13,000 people attended the festival overall.
Marking its 48th anniversary, 2019’s edition featured headlining acts Canadian rock icons Sam Roberts Band, Somali-Canadian musician and rapper K’NAAN, reggae/soul/alternative outfit Bedouin Soundclash and Montreal’s Canadian indie rock band Half Moon Run.

“Whether it was the headlining acts, an absolutely lit up dance floor to the sounds of Mexican-Canadian rapper, singer and musician Boogat, Sudbury’s local rock band The Almighty Rhombus, or the delightful stylings and hosting of Al Simmons, there was musical programming suited for all,” said a press release.
“2019 was one of the most successful years yet, and we are truly happy to have had a continuous impact on our community,” said Max Merrifield, Northern Lights Festival Boreal’s executive/artistic director.

“We’re looking forward to carrying this momentum into our spring festival, Bloom, all the way to our summer festival’s upcoming 50th anniversary.”  
To celebrate 2019’s success, NLFB is releasing stage one early bird passes for 2020’s edition, available online beginning Monday, July 15 for $75. 
Northern Lights thanked the volunteers who dedicated hundreds of hours to help ensure the festival was a memorable experience for all. “Volunteers are the backbone of the festival, and Northern Lights would not be able to make such a large impact on the community without them,” said a press release.

The festival also extended “immense gratitude” to a long list of supporters, including Life.


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