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The UP + DT Festival has released its first wave of performances coming to Edmonton this October — just a taste of the 100+ shows that will be taking over the city this year at 12 different venues (including here at the CKUA studios.)

This year features headliners like Wintersleep, Reverend Horton Heat, DIIV and U.S. Girls. And, of course, some CKUA favourites like Mitchmatic, The Provincial Archive and Louise Burns.

Check out the first taste of what promises to be a fantastic line-up:

  • Wintersleep
  • DIIV
  • Dan Deacon
  • Reverend Horton Heat
  • U.S. Girls
  • Leif Vollebekk
  • Sister Nancy with Selector Mossman
  • Holy F*ck,
  • Weaves
  • Alan Cross
  • Tei Shi
  • Cadence Weapon
  • Julie and the Wrong Guys
  • Change of Heart
  • Agent Orange
  • Black Mastiff
  • Here Lies Man
  • TUNS
  • Molten Lava
  • The Provincial Archive
  • Eamon McGrath
  • HILL
  • Napalmpom
  • Whitey Houston
  • Gary Debussy
  • Duotang
  • Louise Burns
  • Nuela Charles
  • Mad Bomber Society
  • Library Voices
  • Mitchmatic

That’s just the start: keep an eye out on for more announcements in the next few weeks. Head to the festival’s website for more information and to pick up your passes right now.