Ottawa's MEGAPHONO Festival Gets Lido Pimienta, Ancient Shapes, Mauno for 2018 Edition

Ottawa's MEGAPHONO Festival Gets Lido Pimienta, Ancient Shapes, Mauno for 2018 Edition
Ottawa's MEGAPHONO festival is set to enter its fourth year of action in the nation's capital, and before 2017 comes to a close, organizers have revealed the first wave of acts set to play the event.

Highlights of the fest's 2018 lineup include Polaris Music Prize winner Lido Pimienta, Silla + Rise, Daniel Romano's Ancient Shapes, FET.NAT., Blakdenim, Mauno, Nap Eyes, Trails, Above Top Secret, Bonnie Doon and more.

You can find a complete listing of artists below.

MEGAPHONO will also present the Native North America Gathering at Ottawa's National Arts Centre Theatre, which will feature performances from Alanis Obomsawin, Duke Redbird, Willie Thrasher and Linda Saddleback, Willy Mitchell, Leland Bell and Eric Landry. 

A press release notes that the festival's full program of panel discussions and talks will be announced soon. Festival passes and bracelets are currently on sale and can be found here.

This year, Megaphono takes place February 8 to 10 in multiple venues around the Ottawa-Gatineau region. Find the full list of artists from the first wave announcement below, where you can also watch a trailer for the fest.

Megaphono's initial 2018 lineup:

Above Top Secret
Alanis Obomsawin 
Baby Cages
Bonnie Doon
Daniel Romano's Ancient Shapes
Duke Redbird
Eric Landry
Expanda Fuzz
Helena Deland
Hey Buster
King Kimbit and Black Wax
Lake Urmia
Leland Bell
Lido Pimienta
Little You Little Me
Mushy Gushy
Muzzy Legault
Nap Eyes
Outside I'm A Giant
Scattered Clouds
Silla + Rise
Steven Lambke
Warp Lines
Willie Thrasher and Linda Saddleback
Willy Mitchell