Welcome to the Edge of the World Music Festival
August 10 - 12, 2018
The EOTW music festival is an annual event that happens the second weekend in August. The venue is one of the largest in Haida Gwaii, and has attracted musicians and tourists because of it's uniqueness, hospitality, location and up close and personal feel to it. Because the festival happens in Haida Gwaii, a world class tourist destination, many off-island people come to enjoy the festival. The music is diverse to suit everyone's taste's and age groups. Musicians travel from places as far away as New Zealand, and all parts of Canada. Also, you can expect to see bands or performers from BC, and local to Haida Gwaii for a real variety of shows. The Vendors of arts, crafts, local and ethic foods are too good to resist.
Sign up early for a Vendor spot so you can enjoy the festival while making money!
JERRY CANS - Canadian Folk Winner Award & Aboriginal Song Writer of the Year Award
The Jerry Cans create music inspired by their hometown of Iqaluit, Nunavut and life in the high Arctic. The unique mix of indie folk-rock and traditional Inuit throat singing is sung primarily in the Indigenous language of Inuktitut.
The Jerry Cans are passionate about helping to preserve the Inuktitut language, especially as the north evolves, and are committed to challenging common misconceptions about life in the Arctic. Their unique tunes and reputation for getting elders and young people dancing has forced people to notice this high-energy group! Come take a stroll through the streets of Iqaluit and catch a glimpse of life in Arctic.
Their sound has been described as infectious, loud and reminiscent of early 90’s rap, with their hit track “Skoden” having the ability to turn even Justin Trudeau into a savage on the dance floor. They are truly grassroots hip hop, conscious lyricism at its finest, skillfully weaving the past into their lyrics and showing us to the way to the future.
The B.C. singer-songwriter’s innate and impressive musical talent has served him well in recent years. It has given the flexibility to play with soul icon Booker T. Jones, rock veteran Colin James, and blues belter Beth Hart, Canadian legend Burton Cummings, then turn around and headline nightclubs and festivals to younger audiences, and look perfectly comfortable in each scenario.