Headliners at Electric Eclectics 2019 will feature Sonic Youth co-founder Lee Ranaldo and Leah Singer performing their collaborative work for suspended electric guitar and film/video projection. Ranaldo and Singer physically immerse the audience in a sound and image spectacle as Ranaldo’s guitar plays and swings in pendulum arcs through the performance and audience space while interacting with Singer’s overlaid projections. The duo has performed this piece at numerous international venues in Rotterdam, Reykjavik, Italy, New York, Shanghai and elsewhere.
Other performers at EE 2019 include sonic explorer Hélène Barbier (Montreal), multidisciplinary artist and musician Alexis O’Hara (Montreal), post-punk foursome Bonnie Doon (Ottawa), electronic duo Cares +WHQB (Toronto), sound artist Adam Basanta (Montreal), DJ 1KW (Munich), Lee Paradise (Toronto) and Freaky Boos (Hamilton), among others.
For a full list of our preliminary lineup please go to our Lineup page.
$80 gets you 3 days and nights of camping and festival attendance, while supplies last!
The 2nd round of EE discount passes are on sale now! When each round of discount passes ends, the price will increase, and the next sale will begin. It’s always cheapest to buy earlier than later! $80 gets you 3 days and nights of camping and festival attendance, while supplies last!
We regret to announce the resignation of EE assistant director Chris Worden. Chris is a co-founder of EE and has served as main curator of the festival (among many other tasks) for the past 13 years. He is leaving to devote his full-time attention to his PhD studies at the University of Guelph. He will be greatly missed and will be irreplaceable. Electric Eclectics will continue presenting and celebrating experimental and adventurous sound and music in Meaford into the future. We wish Chris great success with his future academic and musical adventures!
Submissions for the 2019 Electric Eclectics Festival (August 2-4) are now open.
From now until 11:59 PM EST on January 15th, submissions are open! We are accepting submissions from musicians, performance artists, installation artists, DJs, and filmmakers.
Please fill out the form on our submissions page with a short bio/project description, and links to relevant materials (i.e. your website, Bandcamp, Soundcloud, YouTube, Instagram, etc.). It is not necessary to make use of all link fields, but please submit at least one link to your material. If you feel you need to include more links, feel free to include them in the text of your project description.
Successful applicants will hear from us by mid April. Please note that due to the high number of submissions, only successful applicants will be contacted.
The gate will open at 5 PM today, and at noon on Saturday and Sunday! Tickets will be available at the gate.
Some things to remember:
- This is a cash-only event!
- Bring your drinking water, flashlight, your warm clothing for nighttime, your rain jacket or umbrellas, sunscreen, bug spray, hygiene products, tent, sleeping bag, bathing suit, and towel (for swimming at beaches in Meaford).
- THERE ARE NO FIRES or OPEN FLAMES PERMITTED.
- Cars go in the parking area, and tents go in the marked-off camping areas. Signs will direct you. If you are confused, ask gate staff for clarification.
- You are expected to be respectful to those around you. Among other things, that means:
No body shaming
No violence (including sexual and emotional violence)
Unfortunately, Melody McKiver is no longer able to make it to EE, but Bile Sister and Lary 7 have been added to the lineup of performers. We’ve also added some more installations! See our schedule below.
Head on over to our lineup page to see more. There are still some things to be announced, so stay on top of that via our Facebook event!
Here’s our preliminary lineup announcement! Headliners + DJs + installations TBA! Tickets go up in price again on Sunday, so get yours while they’re cheaper than they will be!
Cedric Noel (Montreal)
Lary 7 (New York City)
Lavender Bruisers (Toronto)
Melody McKiver (Sioux Lookout)
Open Fortress (Montreal/Toronto)
Ora Cogan (Montreal)
Petra Glynt (Montreal)
Pink Noise (Montreal)
Sonic Luz (Vienna)
Tess Roby (Montreal)
The first EE discount passes are on sale now! When each round of discount passes ends, the price will increase, and the next sale will begin. It’s always cheapest to buy earlier than later! $65 gets you 3 days and nights of camping and festival attendance, while supplies last!