From March 8-10, a brand-new music and arts festival called Bloom 2019 will run in downtown Sudbury.
“Cultural & musical diversity are embedded in the programming of this event: folk, funk, rock, pop, hip-hop, DJs - anything is possible!” said a press release.
But the festival's organizers — the same team that brings you Northern Lights Festival Boréal — are looking for a little 'seed' money to launch this new late-winter festival.
“Over the years, NLFB has cultivated a strong community of individuals who value live music experiences, culturally diverse programming, and the strong, positive effects of arts & culture on communities,” said a press release.
“Music festivals make our lives more beautiful, and for that reason, they need public support. NLFB is putting a call out to its community for this one-time giving campaign.”
NLFB has announced a wide array of benefits to donors. Incentives include tickets to Bloom 2019 and Northern Lights Festival Boréal shows, as well as NLFB merchandise and more.
All information and the online donation page can be found at nlfb.ca/bloomfund.
In December, Grammy nominated West-African guitar legend Bombino was announced as co-headliner, appearing the night of March 8 at The Grand (Elgin St.).
Juno winning hip-hop artist Shad will also co-headline, also appearing March 8 at The Grand. Riding the wave of hype from his most recent release "A Short Story About A War," Shad has become known worldwide for his dazzling lyrical technique, and his signature mix of social commentary, wit and humour.
Juno nominated Afro-Cuban post-rock outfit The Battle of Santiago and Eastern European folk-punk eccentrics Jumple will also appear in the lineup.
Many more artists, shows and venues will be announced very shorty, as Earlybird Passes increase in price.
They are currently available for only $50 (incl. tax), online at nlfb.ca/bloom.