Our 2016 Festival initial announcement

The Shivering Songs Festival is extremely pleased to announce an impressive initial lineup for its 2016 edition: Joel & Bill Plaskett, Shane Koyczan, Les Hay Babies, Jenn Grant, The Weather Station, Michael Feuerstack, literary guest Sheree Fitch, The Burning Hell, Andrew Sisk, Quiet Parade, Fortunate Ones, Alan Jeffries and The Olympic Symphonium. Now celebrating its sixth year, Shivering Songs runs January 21–24 in Fredericton, NB.

A midwinter celebration of songwriting and storytelling, and part of Fredericton FROSTIVAL, Shivering Songs hosts internationally renowned artists in rustic and historic spaces throughout the city’s downtown. Originally conceived as a small folk music festival to celebrate the album release of local group The Olympic Symphonium, the Festival has grown into a landmark cultural event that garners the attention of music and literary fans throughout Atlantic Canada and the Northeastern United States.

Festival organizers are particularly excited about this year’s initial roster: “This is the broadest line-up announcement in the history of Shivering Songs, and we’re thrilled to continue pairing long-time regional favorites with artists making long awaited Fredericton debuts,” said Shivering Songs co-organizer Zach Atkinson. “From some of Canada’s most enduring songwriters in Joel & Bill Plaskett, Jenn Grant and Michael Feuerstack, to contemporaries such as Shane Koyczan, Les Hay Babies and The Weather Station, and with more acts to be announced, we truly feel that we hit the nail on the head for 2016.”

Shivering Songs has also partnered with the United Way on a special kickoff event at the Fredericton Playhouse on January 21. Songs of the City tells the transformative stories of everyday people whose lives have been changed by the generosity of our community. Songs of the City pairs each of these impacted individuals with a writer to develop their stories of change, while a slew of Shivering Songs artists will compose and perform original songs based on their narratives. The event will be free and open to all ages, with information on performers to follow; the only way to guarantee a seat is to purchase a Festival Pass.

Tickets and passes for Shivering Songs 2016 are now on sale, both online and in person at the Etixnow kiosk in the lobby of Isaac’s Way in Fredericton. For more information on the Festival, please click here.