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New Friends Fest announces this year’s special celebration of loud, cathartic, passionate DIY punk bands

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New Friends Fest is a (formerly) annual celebration of loud, cathartic, passionate DIY punk bands from across Canada and the world. With a new venue, more stages, and more bands than ever before, the organizers hope to make this their most special fest yet.

The festival operates on an ethos of radical inclusivity, aiming to encourage a diverse artistic scene in Toronto and elsewhere, where audience members can see themselves and their identities reflected in the performers they see on stage.

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The line up looks sick, and includes: Gospel, Loma Prieta, Cerce, Dangers, Respire, Joliette, Øjne, Nuvolascura, Senza, Fern Sully, NØ MAN, Clavel, Sonagi, Shy, Low, Foxtails, Frail Body, Indisposed, Obroa-Skai, Hawak, Frail Hands, Terry Green, Life in Vacuum, Botfly, awakebutstilinbed, Locktender, Yearning, Lilim, Piper Maru, Quiet Fear, Snag, To Be Gentle, Armywives, A Paradise.

July 29 – 31, 2022, Lithuanian House, Toronto – 3 Day Passes are $85 CAD – grab yours HERE. Jump on the official Discord HERE.


Karol Kamiński

DIY rock music enthusiast and web-zine publisher from Warsaw, Poland. Supporting DIY ethics, local artists and promoting hardcore punk, rock, post rock and alternative music of all kinds via IDIOTEQ online channels.
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