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International Avenue’s East Town Get Down music festival steps it up for 2019 event with acts including P.O.S., Astronautalis, Anvil, Drezus, Astral Swans

Up to get down again?

You’re in luck, organizers have announced the second annual East Town Get Down independent music festival is a go for May 25 and, yes, they’ve stepped it up a notch or two.

The event is a massive all-day, all-ages block party on International Avenue, where more than 100 bands and artists from all different genres will perform in non-traditional venues between 32 and 36th Streets on 17th Ave. S.W. including, this year, “a makerspace, barber shop, various restaurants, a bowling alley, and even a laundromat.”

Last year’s event sold out and the 2019 edition should do the same considering they’re bringing in some headliners from out of town along with the incredible local talent on display.

Some of the first non-Calgary acts announced include: Minneapolis hip-hop artists P.O.S. and Astronautalis, who will perform separately and together in their group Four Fists; Ontario banger legends Anvil; Sasky-born, Calgary-based Indigenous rapper and activist Drezus; a West Coast crew including Jock Tears, Aanthems and Russian Tim & The Pavel Bures; and a handful of Edmonton faves such as marching band/pop act The Wet Secrets and metal heads Striker.

Also new this year, Calgary artists Transit22 and Rae Spoon will, along with performing, also act as guest curators, with some of their selections being Plastik, Brom, Wax Mannequin, Respectfulchild and Natural Ensemble.

Notable hometowners include Napalmpom, Astral Swans, Windigo, All Hands on Jane, The Shiverettes, A.Y.E and the Extraordinary Gentlemen, Chron Goblin and The Wine Soaked Preachers, who will re-dub themselves Ween Soaked Preachers and perform Ween’s unheralded classic 12 Golden Country Greats in its entirety.

Wristbands for East Down Get Down, which is a collaboration between International Avenue BRZ, Village Brewery and the Major Minor Music Music Project, are $40 (plus tax) and available now from http://www.easttowngetdown.ca.

Here are all of artists announced so far for the 2019 East Town Get Down:

P.O.S.

Astronautalis

Four Fists 

Anvil

Striker

The Dudes

Rae Spoon

Astral Swans

Cartel Madras

Apollo Suns 

The Hearts

Ayla Brook & The Sound Men

Napalmpom

Transit22

Phono Pon

The Wet Secrets

Winding

Ween Soaked Preachers

Rondel Roberts Band

Chron Goblin 

Kris Demeanor

Dress

A.Y.E and the Extraordinary Gentlemen

Dragon Fli Empire

Wax Mannequin

Mark Mills

Respectful child

No More Moments

I Am The Mountain 

Jock Tears

Russian Tim and Pavel Bures

Lyrique

Rabino

Anthems

Sightlines 

Marcus Trummer Band

Billy Klippert

Plastik

Hush Hush Noise

Iron Tusk

All Hands on Jane

Homo Monstrous

The Shiverettes

Free the Cynics

Natural Ensemble

Gone Cosmic

Campaign Launch Party

Silence the Swamps

Good Nature

Alter Ego Collective

Physical Copies

Dead End Drive-In

Bazaraba 

Brom 

Des Arcs

Handmade

Quivers

Dusty Tucker 

Lashes

Thomas Thomas

Shuffalo  

JPB

Widow’s Peak

Dustin Nelson

Emily Ripley

Faux Rest

Flashback

The Torchettes

WMD

Mike MacKenzie Band 

The Levee Breakers

James Colt

WTVRR 

B* Les & The Suede 

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