Elemental Festival headliners announced

4elements is excited to announce the major musical acts for this year’s Elemental Festival, to be held September 26 to 29, 2019 in Kagawong. Read on for details!

Elemental Festival 2019

The festival will kick off on the evening of Thursday, September 26 at the Park Centre with Ansley Simpson, a Toronto-based Anishnaabe singer-songwriter.  She has been nominated for two 2018 Indigenous Music Awards and won in the category of “Best New Artist”.  Her music has been described as having “lilting vocals, clear melodic sensibility, and intricate guitar playing”.

Friday, September 27 in the evening, the energy will continue with Sean Ashby, who will be bringing his eight guitars on stage for an evening of his original music. Sean’s musical CV spans decades, and as one of North America’s go-to guitarists for in-studio recording and touring bands, you have probably heard him play already on your radio without ever knowing his name.

The main event for Saturday, September 28 is Fagroongala, a trio from Sudbury playing Celtic and French-Canadian music.  They also draw inspiration from classical music, funk, and other popular styles. Fagroongala’s songs, many of which predate Canadian confederation, are adapted with modern instrumentation, rhythms and harmony. 

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