2019 Artist Lineup

Cicada is first and foremost a music festival dedicated to bringing some of Canada's best musical talent to St. Catharines.

Festival Headliner: Joel Plasket Emergency

We've got an unbelievable lineup of artists this year who you can read about below. 

ARTISTS

Joel Plaskett Emergency

Joel Plaskett Emergency

Halifax, Nova Scotia Since spending his teenaged years recording and touring with Halifax indie upstarts Thrush Hermit, Plaskett has been writing his own story.

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Born Ruffians

Born Ruffians

Toronto, Ontario Ten years ago, on the very first song on their very first album, Born Ruffians revealed their ambitions to start their own country.

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Wintersleep

Wintersleep

Halifax, Nova Scotia On Wintersleep's seventh full-length record, In the Land Of, this geography is both real and imagined. It is understood that our surroundings are not, in fact, essential or concrete elements they're constructed in relation to us, the inhabitants.

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The Weather Station

The Weather Station

Toronto, Ontario The Weather Station is the project of Canadian songwriter Tamara Lindeman folk music based in classic elements of songcraft – melody, tension, meaning.

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My Son The Hurricane

My Son The Hurricane

St. Catharines, Ontario My Son the Hurricane is a multi horn, multi drummer, multi singer brass funk beast. No dance floor is safe.

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Logan Staats

Logan Staats

Six Nations / Brantford, Ontario From a young age, Logan’s haunting and distinct voice has won him multiple opportunities to share the stage with acts like Buffy Sainte-Marie, Keith Secola and Mumford and Sons, to name a few.

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The Wooden Sky

The Wooden Sky

Toronto, Ontario The title of The Wooden Sky’s fifth full-length album is an abridged quote from Frank Herbert’s 1965 sci-fi novel, Dune: “Survival is the ability to swim in strange water.”

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Spencer Burton

Spencer Burton

Niagara, Ontario Spanning a musical life with hardcore beginnings, to the somber strings of his acoustic guitar in his country-folk infused solo project, Spencer Burton is a mainstay musical virtuoso.

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Basement Revolver

Basement Revolver

Hamilton, Ontario Basement Revolver has successfully encapsulated the yearning and hopefulness of their generation, whilst harnessing a unique, yet familiar soundscape.

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Dan Edmonds

Dan Edmonds

Hamilton, Ontario From the grooving opening track “To Be That Needle,” to the charmingly lo-fi “Yearning,” Edmonds presents himself as a folkie with a tough, inner-city edge.

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The Mandevilles

The Mandevilles

Niagara Falls, Ontario The entirety of Windows and Stones is just as creatively, spiritually and emotionally intense and takes the listener on an aural and experiential journey that they won’t soon forget.

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J.R.

J.R.

St. Catharines, Ontario J.R. is Julianna Riolino, a singer songwriter hailing from Niagara. Her new single BE MY MAN is out on all platforms.

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Katey Gatta

Katey Gatta

St. Catharines, Ontario Katey Gatta writes songs and sings them. You might think she sounds a little like Norah, or Joni or Janis - but the truth is, she sounds like a little of all of them.

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The Weather Wild

The Weather Wild

St. Catharines, Ontario With elements of folk, indie-rock, alternative, alt-country and more, the band projects a unique sound that invokes foot-stomping and head bopping good times.

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Joel Plaskett Emergency

Halifax, Nova Scotia Since spending his teenaged years recording and touring with Halifax indie upstarts Thrush Hermit, Plaskett has been writing his own story.

Born Ruffians

Toronto, Ontario Ten years ago, on the very first song on their very first album, Born Ruffians revealed their ambitions to start their own country.

Wintersleep

Halifax, Nova Scotia On Wintersleep's seventh full-length record, In the Land Of, this geography is both real and imagined. It is understood that our surroundings are not, in fact, essential or concrete elements they're constructed in relation to us, the inhabitants.

The Weather Station

Toronto, Ontario The Weather Station is the project of Canadian songwriter Tamara Lindeman folk music based in classic elements of songcraft – melody, tension, meaning.

My Son The Hurricane

St. Catharines, Ontario My Son the Hurricane is a multi horn, multi drummer, multi singer brass funk beast. No dance floor is safe.


LAST YEARS LINEUP (2018)


Spencer Burton

St. Catharines, Ontario Spanning a musical life with hardcore beginnings, to the sombre strings of his acoustic guitar in his country-folk infused solo project, Spencer Burton is a mainstay musical virtuoso.

Dan Mangan

St. Catharines, Ontario See the man who, with Jesse Zubot, scored Hector And The Search For Happiness, a feature film starring Simon Pegg.

Terra Lightfoot

Hamilton, Ontario Whether you’re talking about her as a songwriter, guitarist or vocalist, one thing is indisputable: Hamilton’s Terra Lightfoot is a ferocious talent.

Said The Whale

St. Catharines, Ontario Long before Vancouver’s Said The Whale became a JUNO Award-winning, radio chart-topping indie rock band, it was an exploratory songwriting experiment led by high school friends Tyler Bancroft and Ben Worcester.

Donovan Woods

Sarnia, Ontario Donovan Woods’ new album is a study in contrasts, as one would expect from its name: Both Ways. That push-and-pull, especially in relationships, has long been Woods’ stock in trade.

Fred Penner

St. Catharines, Ontario At a recent keynote address to an early childhood education conference, acclaimed family entertainer, singer / songwriter, composer, actor, writer, author, TV host and keynote speaker Fred Penner delivered a simple, yet powerful message. “Never underestimate your ability to make a difference in the life of a child.”

The Bae Beach Club

Niagara Falls, Ontario See them again at Cicada 2019, the band's ultra-smooth guitar licks and catchy bass lines are sure to provide a quick escape to an intrinsic beachy dreamland.

James Blonde

Niagara Falls, Ontario The band crafts their own unique blend of pop and hook infused indie-rock that creates a united and individualistic sound that required its own name: James Blonde.

The Kerouacs

Allanburg, Ontario The band has performed with Canadian staples such as Monster Truck, The Sheepdogs and The Sadies.

Joey Landreth

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The Strictly Hip

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Eleven North

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