An innovative music festival featuring performances from Born Ruffians, Chairlift, SoundClash Music Award finalists and more!TORONTO, ON (June 10, 2013) Harbourfront Centres second annual SoundClash Music Festival (July 12-14) is an innovative music-based celebration that pushes envelopes and challenges perceptions about live music and digital music formats.
SoundClash Music Festival is one of the very few places that give undiscovered and emerging artists a platform to shine. This years festival highlights artists that embody Harbourfront Centres summer theme terrain where the artists performing explore their roots while redefining the parameters of their genre or discipline.
SoundClash Festival highlights include:
- Performances from Toronto indie rockers Born Ruffians, urban-electro DJ/producer Boundary, American synthpop duo Chairlift, 10-piece groove masters Five Alarm Funk, orchestral dark-pop band The Belle Game and more;
- SoundClash Music Award finalists compete for the $10,000 in cash prizes;
- A DanceClash battle with international dance crews and DJs facing off for $1000;
- Workshops with important Canadian music industry insiders and artists;
- A FashionClash urban fashion show featuring local youth designers from UforChange and Remix project.
This year, nearly 350 applications were received from GTA musicians and after weeks of review, a jury comprised of Torontos foremost music authorities, created a shortlist from submissions received. Finalists are R&B singer and songwriter Brendan Philip, Folkpoptronica artist KASHKA (project of Kat Burns), Balkan and South-African jazz fusion band The Thing Is, Post-punk rockers Program, Folk-jazz trio The Jessica Stuart Few and indie pop band Grounders.
The winner of the SoundClash Music Award will be determined by a combination of jury selections and public votes following their performances on Saturday, July 13. Audiences can vote for their favourite contestant at harbourfrontcentre.com/soundclash. The winner of the SoundClash Music Award will be announced mid-August and will also perform at Harbourfront Centres Hot & Spicy Food Festival (Aug. 30-Sept. 2).
For additional information and complete event listings, the public may visit harbourfrontcentre.com or call the Information Hotline at 416-973-4000. Harbourfront Centre is located at 235 Queens Quay West in the heart of downtown Torontos waterfront. For information about getting here during the Queens Quay revitalization, visit harbourfrontcentre.com/gettinghere
ABOUT HARBOURFRONT CENTRE SUMMER SEASON
Harbourfront Centre is a Canadian charity operating the 10 prime acres of Toronto's central waterfront as a free and open public site. We celebrate the multiplicities of cultures that comprise Canada and enliven the city through the creative imaginations of artists from across the country and around the globe. Harbourfront Centre attracts more than 17 million visits to its site each year to experience 4,000 diverse public events and activities. Harbourfront Centre receives operational support from the Government of Canada and the City of Toronto and program funding from all levels of government, the private sector and individual donors.