Up Here is geared up to turn Downtown Sudbury into an immersive dreamscape once again! For a third year the fest will get to work beautifying our city with guest muralists visiting to bestow our bare walls with one of a kind pieces of art and buzzworthy shows from an eclectic group of performs of all genres. You want art installations? Check! You want multiple venues to choose from for shows? Check! You want surprise pop-up shows? Check! You want to have the absolute best time with people who love Sudbury as much as you? DOUBLE CHECK! Be there or be square this summer, Up Here 3 takes over from August 18th-20th for a homegrown festival experience that truly challenges you to check out something new! To whet our appetite and really get us excited for the summer months Up Here has teased us with a taste of the musical offerings for the 2017 fest. And if this morsel is any indication – you’d best be getting your pass with the getting’s good at just $80 here! There are still 40 more artists to announce which breaks down to less than $2 per show – what is a bargain, Alex?



Coming out of San Francisco since 1994 they’re a self-made success, self-producing and self-managing from the start. This group refuses to be defined but these quotes really speak for themselves:  “one of the most original rock bands to have come along in the last decade.” – New York Times and “the best band in the world.” – Pitchfork. Min gear and max volume is the rule of thumb at a Deerhoof show so come prepared for your eardrums to take a pounding.  Switching with ease between anything from pop to noise punk this group will have your head spinning and your ears ringing.



Up Here is all about celebrating the wild and wonderful and this addition is no exception. A rock collective like no other, their style represents a veritable mixing bowl of cultural influences. Their theatrical style is evident, they’ve coined the term “Noh-wave” as a nod to the Asian theatre style they’ve come to adapt to their performances. Don’t miss out on this one of a kind show!



These folks are true veterans, on the road since 1976 they just can’t stop the party! Rock & roll garage band to the core these Brooklynites are masters of the stage and will have you ricking out all night long. They fill the room with an energy that will make you bop along in no time – any mood can be remedied with their fun loving stage antics!



A world musician to the core be prepared for a smattering of languages from across the globe with lyrics in Portuguese, English, French and Tswa. Electronic rhythms, sharp lyrics, Afro sounds, this Mozambican/Canadian performer lays it all out with a ting of nostalgia and political satire. Named Radio-Canada’s 2015-2016 Revelation in World Music, Sudbury might not have ever seen a performer quite like this before!



Taking influence from her roots Pimienta blends Afro-Colobrian rhythms and Indigenous sounds into an electronic fusion bursting with youth and vibrancy. Her sometime piecing, sometimes haunting her voice has a calming and assertive effect that’s tough to define. Intersectional feminism, sex positivity and human rights are just a few of the causes this performer stands behind, we’re sure she’ll be your next #girlboss hero!



Take yourself on a sonic adventure into the underground world of Italo-disco! Femminieli delivers an immersive show combining music, poetry, film, and dance into a complete experience. If the scene at a European cabaret sounds like a great night to you this is a show you don’t want to miss! French and Spanish narration, heavy cosmic drone and classical arrangements, you’ll be in sensory overload!


Jessica Lovelace is a Public Relations and Communications grad, musical theatre enthusiast, lover of live music and part-time unicorn tamer. Some have said that the Big Dripper from Sub City is a regional delicacy and the perfect end to a Sudbury Saturday Night – Jessica is definitely one of those people. No, the hair is not a perm.

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