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Every September, the award-winning Supercrawl festival brings a mix of the city’s finest music, art, fashion, performance, food and culture to the streets of downtown Hamilton. Today, Supercrawl organizers offered audiences beyond the city’s borders a sample of that programming when they previewed the festival’s 2017 music lineup as the closing event of the two-day Hamilton Consulate outreach initiative at The Burroughes in Toronto. 

Supercrawl’s Festival Director Tim Potocic previewed the coming festival season for those in attendance and screened the launch video for the event’s ninth annual season. The lineup and video rolled out simultaneously worldwide through the festival’s website and social media channels. Supercrawl’s music preview is the first of a dozen festival announcements — spanning art, music, performance, food, vendors, fashion, film, talks, family programming and more — that the event will make between now and August.

“We’ve never been more excited about a season of Supercrawl,” said Potocic, “and we’re only getting started. We’re dedicated to putting on a great event every year, and that’s only possible because we bring together the best of our city’s creative community and cultural sector and tap into their passion and collaborative energy. Hamilton artists and performers can hold their own with the best of them. That’s something we think is worth celebrating.”

Supercrawl is a free, three-d­ay outdoor music and arts festival that showcases the cultures, businesses and creative people in Hamilton’s downtown core. It is both an acclaimed tourist event with national profile and a celebration of the creative vitality of the Hamilton area. The majority of Supercrawl’s artists and performers are Hamilton-based. On an annual and ongoing basis, Supercrawl provides opportunities to local artists and performers, showcasing them alongside their regional, national and international peers.

Coming on the heels of a record 200,000 attendance in 2016, this year’s edition of Supercrawl promises to be another solid weekend of musical performances offering audiences access to a spectrum of sounds. Concerts and performers announced today include:


• SATURDAY JUNE 3  |  West Side Studio, Tim Hortons Field, 64 Melrose Ave. N. Hamilton

Supercrawl Productions and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats have teamed up to present Home Field, a ticketed stadium concert event featuring seven-time JUNO Award winners Billy Talent with special guests Danko Jones, Teenage Head and Rules. Tickets, starting at $35, are now on sale through Ticketmaster and supercrawl.ca/homefield.


• FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 8 - SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 10  |  James St. N., Hamilton

Headliners at Supercrawl 2017, the festival’s ninth annual edition, will include Blackie & the Rodeo Kings, Sam Roberts Band, John K. Samson and Tanya Tagaq. More headliners will be announced this summer.

Other acts announced today include (in alphabetical order): The Acorn, Art Pop Ensemble, Bill & the Art Crawlers, Jessie Bower, BROS, Basia Bulat, Dearly Beloved, Dan Edmonds, Family of Things, Groove Machine, Jordan Haller, Hamilton Children’s Choir, Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, Hamilton Youth Steel Orchestra, Harrison, Harrow Fair, Hello Harvard, Holy Data, Jambassadors, Julie & the Wrong Guys, The Kents, Kroy, Letters to Lions, Lone Rhu, The Medicine Hat, Megative, Mother Tareka, Mountain of Wolves, Persons, Kelly Prescott, Poor Nameless Boy, Rarity, Reader, Ginger St. James, Andy Shauf, Skirt Check, Steve Strongman, The Vaudevillian, Voodoo Glow Skulls, White Cowbell Oklahoma, Thompson Wilson, and Donovan Woods.

Supercrawl will also be collaborating with partner venues Mills Hardware, This Ain't HollywoodClub Absinthe and Mulberry Coffeehouse to program even more great music in the week leading up to Supercrawl. A second announcement of musical headliners, supporting acts and ticketed shows, as well as the festival’s second annual Labour Day concert collaboration with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, will be revealed in July 2017. Further lineup reveals (such as art, fashion, vendors, food trucks, family, circus spectacle, talks and after-parties) as well as schedule information will follow in the weeks leading up to the festival. 

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