Friday, September 23
Friday September 23
A wild night of music that kicks off LUNA Festival weekend. LUNA SOUND features hip hop, blues, punk rock, RnB, EDM and everything in between, with 10 bands across 4 stages. Dance the night away at 4 uniquely LUNA venues, and prepare to be blown away by spectacular and diverse Canadian musical talent.
Festival tickets now on sale!
LUNA SOUND MCs
Continental Breakfast is an indigenous non-binary Drag performance artist and event producer. They work as a host, dancer, and performer in the alternative art scene. They are Beardy’s and Okemasis Cree and are a settler on the stolen lands of the Txʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. They aim to help empower the strong existence of the non-binary community, and the importance of diversity in art. They are Emprex 47 of the Dogwood Monarchist Society, having worked to raised $32,000 in their year as the charity’s representative. They have produced shows such as Late Night Snack, Blackout: A Britney Spears Drag Musical, and The Darlings. They also co-founded the Vancouver production company, Queer Based Media.
PM is Vancouver’s non-binary dancing drag bimbo. Mixing both their contemporary-ballet background and off-beat style, P.M’s goal is to continually bend gender and sexuality while jump spliting and front flipping. They are 100% a winner, claiming the crown in 2019 of Vancouver’s Next Drag Superstar! They are 1/4 of The Darlings drag collective ;a multi-disciplinary non-binary drag quartet in Vancouver. They are also a founding member of the weekly show Enby 6 @ The Junction every Thursday. PM also performs and hosts many events such as: Late Night Snack, The Larry & Pum Pum show & Na$ty Gurlz.
BIG BANG STAGE
Described by LA Weekly as “L.A.’s subterranean Bonnie and Clyde, inhabiting new worlds of underground hip hop,” the indigenous duo of MC Red Cloud and Crystle Lightning broke into the mainstream with thunder in 2013.
LightningCloud is a North American hip hop group based out of Los Angeles, California and Edmonton, Alberta. The duo consists of Crystle Lightning and MC RedCloud. Crystle Lightning is a Plains Cree/First Nations (Hobbem/Enoch) Indigenous woman, and began her show business journey at the tender age of four in Edmonton, Alberta. By the age of nine, Crystle and her family relocated to Hollywood California. A woman of many talents, Crystle Lightning is also a well-established DJ. She is one-half of the Hollywood DJ Crew “Ladies of The House”. MC RedCloud, from the City of Hawthorne, is an Indigenous legend with a highly exalted live performance track record. He has toured consistently with IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE, KRS ONE and EVIDENCE. LightningCloud’s debut album”LightningCloud” won BEST HIP HOP ALBUM at the 2012 Aboriginal People’s Choice Music Awards and BEST NEW ARTIST in 2013.
James Jones is Nehiyaw (Cree) from Tall Cree First Nation in Treaty 8 Territory in Northern Alberta. Known as Notorious Cree across Instagram and TikTok, James has an engaging community of over 4M+ people globally. James uses his voice to educate and spread awareness on the issues impacting Indigenous communities across the globe. As a traditional hoop and powwow dancer, performance artist, youth workshop facilitator and public speaker James advocates to inspire future generations by reclaiming his culture and encouraging others to do the same. Notable performances include the 2010 Winter Olympics, 2014 and 2022 Juno awards, 2015 Pan Am Games, Coachella and was a previous contestant on SYTYCD Canada.
Notorious Cree will be on the Big Bang Stage after Lightning Cloud at 10:15pm
Witch Prophet is a queer, Ethiopian/Eritrean, singer-songwriter, and the Co-CEO of Heart Lake Records. She provides her fans with a soundscape of vocal layers, loops, raps, and harmonies on a bed of hip-hop, jazz, and soul-inspired beats. Think Erykah Badu meets Lauryn Hill meets Portishead. She finds depth and connection in creating music as a portal for self-growth and discovery, as she navigates and better understands her cultural and queer identity.
DJ Shub, the Godfather of PowWowStep now brings a dynamic live show of his critically acclaimed, chart topping electronic Indigenous album “War Club”. War Club Live is a celebration of Indigenous music and culture, featuring special guests, visuals and Indigenous dancers in full regalia. Recently, DJ Shub won the 2022 JUNO award for Contemporary Indigenous Artist of the Year, and previously won Breakthrough Group of the Year in 2014 (with A Tribe Called Red).
Surrey-based Asad Khan (aka Khanvict) is an escape artist. His love for lush strings, cinematic swells, and a West Coast bass music punch instantly transport the listener – conjuring visions of desert expanses and dense jungle paradises. His most recent release, an official remix of AR Rahman’s ‘Tere Bina’ on Sony Music India, sees him bring the work of his favorite composer into the studio (and forests!) of present day Vancouver through deft sound design and a reimagining of arrangement and melody. The video was streamed 1 million times in the first 2 weeks.
Asad immigrated to Canada from Pakistan with his family at the age of 13. And in many ways his music career to date echoes the story of his life. Although trained as an engineer, Asad left his career in his mid 20s to pursue his passion for music. The last several years for Asad have been a journey of self-discovery – and an escape from xpectations. Expectations of his community, his family, and ultimately himself.
This year has been a big year for Khanvict, hitting his first million streams on Spotify. His recent release, the politically charged ’Closer’, has racked up 3 Million plays on YouTube, seen him gain 50K subscribers on the platform, and garnered global press from Rolling Stone to Times of India to The Hindu. The short film supporting the song was a collaboration involving filmmaker Anjali Nayar, model / activist Seema Hari and a hauntingly beautiful exploration of issues of colorism, casteism and misogyny in South Asian culture. Recent singles have received support from Bobby Friction (BBC), Spotify, and Sony Music India.
An artist well known for her dynamic flows, aggressive stage presence and elaborate story-telling, Lex Leosis is loud, opinionated, constantly fighting for what she believes in and hungry to make something of her family name. She’s got an attack in her flow, juxtaposed with a finesse in her lyricism and a hunger in her vocal tone. Her family gave her traditions, Toronto shaped her, and California helped form her sound. Growing up in the West End of Toronto with a single mother who worked around the clock taught her discipline, hard work and survival. It gave Lex the energy to perfect her craft, grow her career and exchange stories with artists from all over the world.
Ndidi Cascade is a Vancouver-born-and-based hip-hop artist who is of Nigerian/Italian/Irish heritage. A songwriter, vocalist, educator, facilitator and curator, Ndidi has showcased her music, from classrooms to stadiums globally, opening for mega-talents such as Wu-Tang Clan & Femi Kuti. Ndidi Cascade facilitates youth empowerment workshops that use hip-hop as a medium for healthy self-expression; she is also a cultural curator for the Ethós Lab youth empowerment organization. Ndidi Cascade tours the festival and school circuits both as a solo artist, and with her collaborative bands including Metaphor & Mad Riddim.
Anishinaabe MC/Singer/Songwriter Leonard Sumner’s storytelling flows directly from the shores of Little Saskatchewan First Nation, located in the heart of the Interlake of Manitoba.
Sumner’s self-determined sound is evidence of his ability to simultaneously occupy landscapes of multiple musical genres including; Hip-Hop, Spoken Word, Country, and Rhythm and Blues.
With every vibration of the strings on his guitar, Leonard rattles the dust off truths that have been buried for far too long. On stage he poetically sings awake the consciousness of audiences may have been unaware of their slumber.
In this era of unsettling history and healing wounds of the past, Sumner’s music is an expression of medicine that walks the line between fortitude and fragility.
Kitty & The Rooster is a rock n’ roll duo from Vancouver featuring Jodie Ponto on the stand-up cocktail drumkit and Noah Walker on electric guitar. They are known for their surf-tastic hooks, clever lyrics, and ridiculously fun shows.
Kitty & The Rooster has toured all across Canada, played a cluck-ton of festivals including Vancouver Folk Fest, opened for Shannon & The Clams, and released an album called One Gig Hard Drive. New album coming soon!
Destruction and melody, acid wit and bruising vocals-this is the Pack A.D. Singer/guitarist Becky Black and drummer Maya Miller have made a sound so gigantic, so fierce and raw and empowering, that it’s easy to forget there are just two people behind this brilliant, carefully constructed havoc. Shredding and pounding their way through every song, the Pack A.D. swallows you whole inside their fearless Franken-blend of heavy psychpop/garage-rock. Their lyrics are wild nests, human and complex: darkly funny disclosures about depression; indictments of digital excess; grief-stricken fire bombs; sly crusades against stupidity.
Ndidi Onukwulu known as Ndidi O is a two time Juno nominated and WCMA blues artist of the year that has to date released five albums under her solo moniker and multiple singles as part of her trip hop duo BOGA. She has toured nationally and internationally playing festivals and concert halls. Her songs have been featured in numerous television programs and commercial campaigns such as for GAP, Orange is the New Black, CW’s The Flash, Hulu’s Cloak & Dagger and most recently Netflix’s “Self Made: Inspired by the life of Madame C.J Walker” starring Octavia Spencer. Hailing from the wilds of British Columbia she found her voice in the “open mic ‘” scene in New York, discovered her sound in the heart of Toronto’s blues and folk scene, fine tuned her live show across Europe and has now finally settled for the moment back on the West Coast. Ndidi O is working on new musical offerings from her solo project , her trip hop duo BOGA and her upcoming collaboration The Blue And Gold with multi-instrumental singer-songwriter Trish Klein.
DACEY (DAH-SEE) sets a new age storm on stage, with elements of various genres; Alternative R&B, Lo Fi Hip Hop, Neo-Soul, Indie, and Jazz, tied together with her creative edge. Influenced by unforgettable artists such as Amy Winehouse, the Beatles, Michael Jackson, SZA, and Anderson .Paak; DACEY makes their genre-defying mark, producing progressive melodic stories fit to any mood they seek with the crowd. Andrada’s hooky vibe continues to linger in the limelight as she and her band proceed to captivate the underground scene, starting right at her roots; in the heart of Vancouver.
LUNA SOUND is the most original, diverse, and exciting music Festival to ever happen in Revelstoke and is the first event of its type since LUNA SOUND’s inaugural festival in 2019.
Tickets are priced at an accessible $45 which includes a wristband and unlimited access to 4 unique stages (subject to capacity) in venues across Revelstoke. Buy your tickets today, while they last, and prepare for the most memorable night of music in 3 years!
LUNA SOUND Ticket Pick-up:
Your E-Ticket has a unique barcode which must exchanged for your LUNA Sound wristband ahead of the Festival. Please bring government-issued I.D. along with your E-Ticket when you are picking up your wristband.
Ticket pick-up location: Constellation Stage (Catholic Church Hall – 510 Makenzie Ave)
Ticket pick-up times: 12:00PM – 7PM
Ticket pick-up dates: Friday, September 23rd
Multiple Tickets: Ticket holders who purchased more than 1 ticket will have a LUNA Sound package for your crew.
Access: Your LUNA Sound wristband will give you unlimited access to all 4 LUNA Sound venues on Friday night.
If you can’t make it during these hours, we will have limited staff on Friday past 5 PM to process your ticket (we highly recommend that you pick up your wristband during the day on Thursday or Friday to avoid a long lineup).
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Friday, September 23rd, 2022
7:00 PM – Midnight
Big Bang Stage (Rec Centre), Constellation Stage (Catholic Church Hall), Galaxy Stage (Legion), and Starlight Stage (River City Pub).
BIG BANG and CONSTELLATION bars are CASH ONLY.
LUNA Sound is a 19+ event and valid government-issued I.D will be checked at all venues.
Each venue has a capacity limit, if a venue is full you can choose to wait in line or go to another venue that will have capacity.
Gravity Stage (Legion) does not have wheelchair accessibility. We apologize greatly for the inconvenience, we strive to be a fully inclusive event, to the best of our ability. The 3 other venues are wheelchair accessible.
We cannot issue refunds, and unfortunately we do not offer a secure method for ticket resale.
We HIGHLY recommend that you bring your bike downtown as the venues are fairly spread out – remember to bring your bike lock!
There will be no designated parking spots available for LUNA Sound. If you must drive, please be mindful and respectful of residents and business owners when looking for a parking space for your vehicle. We strongly recommend walking, biking, or dancing your way downtown.
What to bring / what not to bring
- Please remember that LUNA festival is happening in public space and normal laws will apply. For a reminder, prohibited items will include alcohol, illegal substances, weapons, fireworks/flares, fire-dancing equipment, etc.
- Please bring your government-issued I.D, your wristband, and cash (if you’d like to purchase alcohol at the shows).
- That being said, this is a festival after all… Let’s see you bring out the funkiest festive attire and become part of LUNA magic!