Northern Lights Festival Boréal 2017 lineup includes Juno award-winning duo, Whitehorse, TUNS, Bixiga 70, Jenny Ritter, Louis-Philippe Gingras, Leonard Sumner and Shotgun Jimmie. Previously announced artists include: Yukon Blonde, Rae Spoon, and Annie Sumi.
NLFB is a non-profit, charitable music presenter in Northern Ontario. The organization provides valuable exposure and career development opportunities for emerging artists, while also presenting highly acclaimed artists, and keeping the region on the map for acclaimed touring acts.
The Northern Lights Folk Festival was first held in Bell Park in 1972. It was a free one-day music festival on one stage; needless to say it has grown exponentially since. It remains Canada’s longest continually running outdoor music festival, holding its 45th edition in 2016, and taking place on the picturesque shores of Ramsey Lake in Bell Park, in the heart of Sudbury. Over the years, NLFB has grown into a seasoned presenter of Canadian roots and modern music, and a lightning rod for the energy of Northern Ontario’s artistic community. Inventing tradition, fostering innovation, celebrating community, since 1972.