Shivering Songs


New Brunswick’s Shivering Songs Festival has shared revised plans for its 2021 edition, following Zone 3’s move from Yellow Phase to Orange last week. The Festival will look to move its previously announced hyperlocal live festival to February, in a concentrated effort to support local artists, venues, and contractors who’ve struggled through the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This was always going to be an adaptive year for us,” said festival co-organizer, Zach Atkinson (he/him). “Moving our dates ahead will allow us to prioritize supporting the local community, when Zone 3 returns to Yellow Phase, and we can once again present a safe, socially distanced concert experience.”

Shivering Songs live events will feature reduced capacity venues and stringent safety protocols, in cooperation with the New Brunswick Department of Public Safety. The revised festival dates and schedule will be rolled out across the next several weeks. Refunds will be made available for everyone who had previously purchased tickets for Jeremy Dutcher (Jan 22) or Grand Theft Bus (Jan 23).

The list of performers announced last week, made-up entirely of artists from New Brunswick’s Zone 3, features: Anthony Bryan, Grand Theft Bus, Hot Garbage Players, The Hypochondriacs, Jerry Faye, John Leroux, Les Chanterelles, Keith Hallett, Kieran Smyth, Kill Chicago, Kylie Fox, Maggie Estey, Mike Bravener & Bluebird, Monark, Montgomery Street Band, Motherhood, Pallmer, Quinn Bonnell, Qwinn, Slumps, Some Dads, Thandiwe McCarthy, and Weak Size Fish. Jeremy Dutcher, who had been previously announced, was unable to take part in the revised dates.

A midwinter celebration of songwriting and storytelling, and flagship partner of Fredericton FROSTival, Shivering Songs hosts internationally renowned artists in historic and intimate spaces throughout Downtown Fredericton, on the unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik people.`