By Will McGuirk
Yip, the activists are activating, from North Bay to Sudbury, getting ready to launch their annual fest River & Sky and once again I aim to activate with them. R&S takes place Thursday through to Sunday with Hollerado, Fucked Up, U.S. Girls headlining and yes there are a couple of slowcity.ca pals on stage too; Annie Sumi on Sunday and Thom Helliwell who is in Jaunt will be playing on the Friday.
The four day fest is celebrating eleven years and it just gets better and better. The music while always progressive, inclusive and adventurous runs parallel to the values of the organizers who are 100% focused on sustainability. Each year they re-invest into the festival; one year it was saunas, one year it was a wood fired pizza oven, this year its a boat shuttle, the idea being to reduce car usage.
So here’s to R&S, star filled nights and Northern Lights, towers of conifers and the power of community, and sitting fireside on a beach with music all around.