Oh! Fest is a little, independent music festival in London, Ontario

Oh! Fest is a small, independent music festival in London, Ontario. Admission is free!
NEWS NEWS: Full Schedule Posted HERE

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Oh! Fest fall show!

We're putting on a show at APK on Oct 20. Some sweet Ontario bands will be playing.

Show starts at 9:30pm.

Acts playing are:

Elk: Niagra Region Garage Rock. You may have seen them opening up for Young Rival this past winter!

Chocolate Robots: Sarnia indie-rock. They say they're bringing lasers!

Hunters and Anglers: Welland/London band. Just played Oh! Fest, ready to melt your faces again. Can you handle it?

Greggy Clypse: London new comer! Smooth electric beats and rhythms. Welcome this new act to the London music landscape.

Monday, 12 September 2011

Four more sleeps

We are super excited. I'm sure you are too. Just some info for everyone, in case you don't know what's happening!

Oh! Fest is happening THIS WEEKEND. It starts on Friday night APK with a launch party. This event is 19+ and pay what you can. It's also sponsored by Mill St. so there will be some tasty brews going around.

The next day is when the craziness really kicks in. Music will be happening on TWO outdoor stages right on Dundas St. Car Free Festival will be closing down the street and there will be a stage at Dundas and Richmond and another at Dundas and Wellington.

On Saturday NIGHT there is an after party at Call the Office. This show is all ages and pay what you can.

Sunday the fun on the street continues.. and then it's all over at 8:30pm.

Make sure you check out the mercy tent run by Grooves Records and the information booth will have Oh! Fest pins and t-shirts for sale.

We can't wait to see you this weekend. Check out the FULL schedule here 

xo Oh! fest

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

More local bands added?!

We just added Tournament!, The Rheostats and Fairlane to our lineup.

Tournament! is actually amazing. One of London's newer rock power houses fronted by Matt Werm. (Of Salmonblaster! Do you guys remember Salmonblaster? No? Well they were on Much Music back when we all thought Much Music was cool.) Heavier than your parents' old sofa bed, these guys also manage to get stuck in your head for days, if not weeks afterwards. They'll be rocking out at 3:30pm on Saturday on the Jones Soda Stage.

We've really been digging this track off their new album

The Rheostats
The Rheostats drum up memories of Wilco, Elliot Smith and throw in some Weezer for good measure. Thoughtful lyrics, catchy hooks and babes galore. Featuring a couple of those foxy Wild Domestic boys backing up crooning frontman John Pilat. They'll be breaking hearts at 2:30, Saturday Sept 17 on the Jones Soda Stage.

Fairlane are another new addition to London's growing folk scene. Catch some rootsy numbers for the first act of the day on Sunday, Sept 18 on the Jones Soda Stage at 1:30. http://www.myspace.com/londonfairlane

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Final Schedule

Things might change, but here it is:

Friday Sept 16

APK Live 8pm
8:00-10:00pm: Special events!
10:00pm: Lido Pimienta
11:00pm: Hands and Teeth
12:00pm: Rouge

Saturday Sept 17

THE MET STAGE (At the Met, 140 Dundas St)
3:00pm: The Weather Station
4:00pm TBD

JONES SODA STAGE (East. Dundas and Wellington)
2:30pm: The Rheostats
3:30pm: Tournament!
4:30pm: Hunters and Anglers
5:30pm: Paper Lions
6:30pm: Meligrove Band

MAIN STAGE (West. Dundas and Richmond)
4:00pm: Sick Friend
5:00pm: New Zebra Kid
6:00pm: The Danks
7:00pm: Say Domino
8:00pm: METZ
9:00pm: DD/MM/YYYY

LATE NIGHT @ Call the Office
11:00pm: Boxer the Horse
12:00pm: The Hounds Below
1:00am: Bruce Peninsula

Sunday Sept 18

3:00pm: Alanna Gurr & the Farmers Almanac
4:00pm: Grey Kingdom

1:30pm: Fairlane
2:30pm: Knock Knock Ginger
3:30pm: Cousins
4:30pm: Wild Domestic
5:30pm: By Divine Right

3:00pm: More More
4:00pm: Handsome Dan and his Gallimaufry
5:00pm: Bry Webb
6:00pm: Olenka and the Autumn Lovers
7:00pm: The Deep Dark Woods

Saturday, 20 August 2011

New Additions! Lido Pimienta and Grey Kingdom

Lido Pimienta will be playing the opening night party at APK Live on September 16th to kick off Oh! Fest. A colossal mix of spanish rhythm and drum machine, she's sure to get you dancing. And if she doesn't, she'll probably yell at you from the stage. Check out her song on the Oh! Compilation


Grey Kingdom, of Dine Alone Records, is set to play Sunday afternoon downtown. Half singer-songwriter, half story teller, Spencer Burton (of Attack and Black) weaves his sad songs between hilarious and epic anecdotes. Get comfy, it's story time.


Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Preliminary Schedule!

We haven't finished scheduling the whole festival yet, but we know which bands are which days. Here's a little taste of what will be happening downtown on Saturday and Sunday. Don't forget there will be a show at APK Live on Friday night as well.

Saturday (Downtown, Dundas St, FREE)
Meligrove Band
Paper Lions
Hunters and Anglers
New Zebra Kid
The Weather Station

Saturday Night (Call the Office, FREE)
Bruce Peninsula
The Hounds Below

Sunday (Downtown, Dundas St, FREE)
The Deep Dark Woods
Olenka and the Autumn Lovers
By Divine Right
Bry Webb

Friday, 12 August 2011

Featured Artist: Sick Friend

If you're new to London, you may not remember Sick Friend. They've been living in Montreal for the last few years, but have strong ties to London. We were sad to see them go, but couldn't be more thrilled with the music they've been putting out since moving to Montreal. Check out their brand new album OUT TODAY on bandcamp!