Cluster: New Music + Integrated Arts Festival – Cancelled due to Covid-19

March 24, 2020

March 28, 2020

$25 - $50

Various Venues, Winnipeg


Events Description


Cluster is Canada’s most dynamic take on contemporary art and sound. Presenting thought-provoking concerts and an annual core festival in Winnipeg, Cluster is a platform for artists to create, to experiment, and to collaborate. Cluster is propelled by strength found in numbers and the energy created by integrating diverse artistic communities – combining collective mentality with individual sensibility.

Cluster 2020 concludes with another collaboration with the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra. Four artists from Winnipeg and abroad—alongside members of the MCO— knit together pop, folk, and orchestral chamber music.

First: Winnipeg’s Raine Hamilton performs folk songs with an “otherworldly edge” in new string arrangements by Chris Byman. Gabrielle Papillon’s most recent album Shout explodes in thoughtful, danceable art-pop anthems of uprising, hope and a delirious celebration of self.

Second: Synth pop duo Bad Wave (LA) describe themselves as “unaccountable freaks”. Their glimmering electronic sound fuses perfectly with new string arrangements by Patrick Hart.

Third: Winnipeg’s Slow Spirit have been described as an “impassioned and spectral” blend of folk and indie-rock. The band presents a set with new string arrangements by bassist and vocalist Natalie Bohrn.

Update from Organiser:

It is with a heavy heart that we announce to you that we will be cancelling (or postponing) Cluster 2020 due to concerns with COVID-19.

Under the current government guidelines, the festival would still be allowed to move forward. However, we do not feel that with the changing landscape we could continue promoting and planning with artists and audiences in good faith knowing that this might change within the next week or two.

Overall, we are most concerned about the health of our artists and audience members. We want to act preventatively and be on the right side of flattening the curve. It is so important that we all do our part in fighting this pandemic.

So much hard work has gone into this year’s festival from the organizers, artists, and volunteers involved. We are so sorry to have to make such a drastic move. We hope that all this labour and energy can still blossom into something in time. In the meantime, we implore everyone to stay safe and to take the health and safety of others seriously.

Let us continue to collaborate, seek solace in our communities, and make art even through these difficult times <3

(Ticket holders for 2020 Cluster Festival events will receive detailed information via email or phone regarding exchanges or refunds. If you are unsure of what to do, please contact us at


Who is it for?
all ages


Tickets : Festival Pass: Student $25, Adult $50

Individual: Early bird $10, Student $10, Adult $20

How to get tickets?



Date & Time: March 24 – 28, 2020

Venue: Various Venues, Winnipeg, MB


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