Festivals Aren’t Dead – Rogue Fest Goes Virtual

Starts with a retrospective slide show, and the fun begins at 15:03

Rogue Fest 2020, in its original conception, could not have taken place. Cancelling an event that many have put so much heart and countless hours into was a disappointing necessity. Our whole industry along with its professionals, supporters, and artists felt the economic and social repercussions. We were all thrown a major curveball. 

But if the arts community is anything, it’s resilient. 

The dedication and ambition to continue providing and supporting the arts despite the many hurdles that that now comes with it has been inspiring. The community banded together and together they speak of hope and versatility. 

Your Rogue Fest is onboard with these sentiments. We have been working hard on finding ways to bring you the celebratory, community spirited events you have grown to love. Navigating the murky waters hasn’t been easy but we are confident that we can sustain the weight and come out the other end. 

While they may not look the same for the time being, festivals are not dead.

On January 23rd, 2021 we were thrilled to be able to showcase a diverse sampling of 2020 Rogue Fest artists while celebrating the volunteers, venders, staff and supporters that have made us who we are today. We hope you enjoy and have a Rogueing good time rawking out to some kickass music! 

Bits of String

Canadicana roots tunes rich with harmony, humour, heartbreak, hope and hip-shaking grooves and held together with little bits of string.

Disco Funeral

A signature blend of dark funk and sing-a-long catchiness to down-tempo psychedelia and travelling gypsy madness that packs a hell of a punch.

Ndidi Cascade - Your 'Festivals Aren't Dead' Emcee

Ndidi Cascade is a Vancouver-born-and-based hip-hop artist who is of Nigerian/Italian/Irish heritage.

Parlour Panther

Gritty guitar, booming synths and howling vocals - this queer duo pours love and pride into each note, riff, and lyric they write and will devour you with their thunderously dark dreamy pop.

Sade Awele

This Nigerian-born singer is inspired by her Yoruba & Ibo heritage, which you experience in her music that ranges from afro-soul with a conscious alternative R&B to neo-soul and contemporary R&B.

Sarah Noni

Canadian Folk Music Awards winner, Sarah Noni, has gathered a unique set of tools from her years in the music industry working all over the world as a touring and recording artist.

Stephen Hamm - Theremin Man

Using theremin and synthesizer, Theremin Man delves even further into the creative with an adventurous odyssey into psychedelic electronic worlds.


Engaging improvisational ethereal funk meets space-rock music.