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The Guelph & Area Independent & New Music & Arts Festival, aka GAIN Fest is an annual celebration of local arts, music and the community that supports it. GAIN Fest aims to put local bands and musicians on a high production festival stage, while supporting local organizations that support the arts, while also keeping the festival affordable and accessible.

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This year there are 60 bands, musicians & DJs performing from Thursday, April 27th through until Saturday, April 29th in 8 downtown venues and businesses (Onyx, Opus, Brothers Brewing, Red Brick Café, Red Papaya, Silence, Sugo on Surrey & Jimmy Jazz), with the wrap up events happening on Sunday, April 30th at The Cornerstone, Planet Bean Café & Bar Mason in the Delta Hotel.

Headlining acts this year include DJ Shub (presented by Hillside), Ellevator, Ombiigizi, Dani Doucette (presented by DCypher Management), SHEBAD, FAVVKES, Mattie Leon, Moonbean, The Wilderness, Blackout, WAIVERS & The Boo Radley Project (presented by RiverFest Elora) to name a few.

There are also DJ presentations happening throughout the weekend presented by FIERCE (at Onyx Fri, Apr 28th) & Spidr Community (at Opus Fri, Apr 28th & Sat, Apr 29th)

The Art Expo is one of the wrap up events happening on Sunday, April 30th, which features a variety of local artisans, artists & makers of all kinds. This year the event will be hosted at Planet Bean from noon until 5pm. The 2nd wrap up event happening on Sunday, April 30th is the Festival Open Mic hosted at The Cornerstone from 3pm – 9pm by Nate Coles. The final wrap up event is an evening out at Bar Mason with DJ Livid performing on the patio from 7pm – 10pm.

We’re very excited for this year’s GAIN Fest as we’ve partnered with some great local organizations to help present this year’s festival:

Hillside, RiverFest Elora, Bumaroo, DGBA, DCypher Management, Wellington Brewery, Kaleidoscope Music Guelph, FIERCE, Girls Rock Camp, HAVE Hope, KronikNoise Promotions, Pink Lemonade Records, Music Lives, Ontario Stereo, Punk Rock Flea Market Guelph & Snakeroot Productions with Negative Underground providing all the artwork and promo for the festival, FutureProof Visuals designing the festival t-shirt and Alpine Printing Company doing the printing of the t’s.

This year’s audio & production provided by SoundEvents, Long & McQuade & Guelph Music

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