3 venues, 5 stages and over 40 bands and artists mainly composed of local Windsor Essex talent tune up to thrill at Phog Phest 2014
Trumping itself year after year, Phog Phest has promised another 16 hour day of non-stop music featuring over 40 local bands and solo artists in three venues including Artcite Contemporary Gallery, Capitol Theatre as main stage and Phog Lounge. Show goers will be able to traverse between each unique space all day with the cost of a ticket.
This year‘s headliner is 2014 Juno nominated Breakout Group of the Year, Born Ruffians. The indie rock band hail from Midland, Ontario and have toured worldwide with Franz Ferdinand, Tokyo Police Club and Peter Bjorn and John. With three albums under their belt, their 2013 Birthmarks continues to create a buzz amongst the Canadian music set with their latest fan favourite Needle trending on YouTube.
Organizer of the annual music festival and Phog Lounge owner Tom Lucier, said “We tried booking these guys for three years. This is a gift to ourselves and to all of our music-loving comminuty.”
The inaugural Phog Phest was a result of the bar winning by voters choice CBC Radio 3s Best Live Music Venue in 2009.
Lucier says this year’s incredible lineup will not disappoint. “There’s a lot of new names on this local-heavy line-up, but they’ve managed to surface and command respect within a relatively short period of time. A lot of people will be surprised that these acts they’ve never heard of are from Windsor and that they’re THIS good. Mix that with the tried-and-true veterans playing the festival and the record-setting sponsor support from Long & McQuade and Blackburn Radio, and it’s easily the best event we’ve ever hosted.”
Phog Phest 6 features local favourites and area up and comers – indie rock, experimental, folk, DJ, high energy dance and more. Many who have graced the humble Phog stage and packed the house.
Phog Lounge Stage
3pm – 3:40pm – East Grand Band (Windsor)
4pm – 4:40pm – SieraSlave (Windsor)
5pm – 5:40pm – Warren and the Wayward Jennys (Windsor)
6pm – 6:40pm – High Rise (Windsor)
7pm – 7:40pm – Grumpy Monkeys (Windsor)
8pm – 8:40pm – George Manury (Windsor)
9pm – 9:40pm – BREAkkR (Windsor)
10pm – 10:40pm – Good Things (Windsor)
11pm – 11:40pm – Queen’s Rug (Windsor)
12am – 12:40am – Matt Lalonde ft. Dusty D’Annunzio (Windsor)
1am – 2am – Shared Arms (Windsor)
4pm – 4:40pm – Little Fox (Windsor)
5pm – 5:40pm – Raz Banade (Windsor)
6pm – 6:40pm – Zarasutra (Windsor)
7pm – 7:40pm – Kess Carpenter (Windsor)
8pm – 8:40pm – Sansforme (Windsor)
9pm – 9:40pm – Chris Crossroads (Windsor)
10pm – 10:40pm – A Welcome Breeze (Windsor)
11pm – 11:40pm – DJ Airmaps (Windsor)
Joy Theatre Stage
12:45pm – 1:20pm – Black Barn (Windsor)
1:50pm – 2:20pm – TUG (Windsor)
2:50pm – 3:30pm – I Hear Things (Windsor/Toronto)
4:30pm – 5:30pm – Eric Welton (Windsor)
6:30pm – 7:30pm – Spice Boys (Windsor)
8:30pm – 9:30pm – Tire Swing Co. (Windsor)
10:30pm – 11:30pm – Orphan Choir (Windsor)
12:45am – 2am – DJ DOUBLE A (Halifax)
Kelly Theatre Stage
12:45pm – 1:20pm – Analoghandshake (Windsor)
1:50pm – 2:20pm – Dave Russell and the Precious Stones (Windsor)
2:50pm – 3:30pm – The Dead Samaritans (Windsor/Toronto)
4:30pm – 5:30pm – Takers & Leavers (Windsor)
6:30pm – 7:30pm – The Spooky But Nice (Windsor)
8:30pm – 9:30pm – Tara Watts (Windsor)
10:30pm – 11:30pm – The Blue Stones (Windsor)
Pentastar Theatre Stage
1:20pm – 1:50pm – While Whales Sleep (Windsor)
2:20pm – 2:50pm – Brother (Windsor)
3:30pm – 4:30pm – Sarah Smith (London)
5:30pm – 6:30pm – Diane Motel (Windsor)
7:30pm – 8:30pm – Better Weather (Windsor)
9:30pm – 10:30pm – The Unquiet Dead (Windsor)
11:30pm – 12:45am – Born Ruffians (Toronto)
New this year is the first Bicycle Scavenger Hunt where individuals or teams can race to fulfill a list, ultimately leading them to a free valet service at Phog Phest upon completion and the chance to win a new Detroit Bike, sponsored by City Cyclery, Detroit Bikes, Bike Friendly Windsor and Phog Lounge.
The bike valet next to Artcite will be available to all Phog Phest ticket holders.
“This is our one big thing each year. It’s the best initiation into the live music scene for students and newcomers to the scene. The sound is excellent, the vibe is safe and welcoming, and the brilliant talent is made up of some of the best people living in this city today,” says Lucier.
For more information including how to buy tickets visit Phog Phest 6 on the Eyes On Windsor Event Page.