Date: Sunday, July 8th at 5:00pm
Monday, July 9th at 7:00pm 2018 Location: Beach Stage Tickets: $2 button
For our 40th anniversary we are bringing back the talented singer and songwriter Leela Gilday and her band for a special collaborative project with fiddler Wesley Hardisty and spoken word/hip hop artist Ostwelve. 7 years ago Leela led a successful collaboration of indigenous women at the festival, and we thought it would be great to pull together another collaborative project. A passionate singer/songwriter and soulful performer, Leela has a voice that comes straight from the heart. Confessing her stories to her audiences with a gutsy voice and open stage presence, Gilday weaves her experiences as a northerner, a member of the Dene nation, and a traveler into a beautiful world that transports the listener. A Juno winning performer, Leela has released 4 albums and has toured as far afield as Greenland and Japan. Based on Saltspring Island, hailing from Fort Simpson NWT, Wesley Hardisty is a sensitive, engaging fiddler who has absorbed a wide range of fiddle styles from the north and beyond, and whose repertoire spans the traditional to his own self penned tunes. Ostwelve is a Stō:lo/St’át’imc/Nlaka’pamux multimedia artist based in Vancouver. As a performer he is a seasoned solo artist and collabotor whose work has been featured at numerous festival. He currently works as the program director for “Reframing Relations” with the Community Arts Council of Vancouver delivering programming for indigenous and non-indigenous artists to interface with students and youth in schools and communities around the concept of reconciliation.