NLFB is launching a new, international-focused music festival titled “Bloom” in March 2019

October 10, 2018



Northern Lights Festival has taken place for 47 years, celebrating music & arts through the annual summer festival. This spring, the NLFB team brings you Bloom 2019, a multi-venue festival devoted to presenting culturally diverse music & arts on March 8 and 9, 2019. There is, to date, no other world music festival in Sudbury and NLFB is thrilled to bring the most exciting, new international talent to our city.


What can you expect at this new festival? Bloom 2019 will be a multi-venue festival held in downtown Sudbury. The programming will celebrate diversity by focusing on music from around the world. Max Merrifield, Artistic and Executive Director of Northern Lights Festival Boréal, is excited to take on this new project. “We’re so thrilled to heat up early-spring Sudbury with a super vibrant, exciting celebrationof music in all its variety. Expect some major headline acts and thrilling new discoveries, all with roots indifferent parts of the world. Roots, rock, pop, indie, hip-hop, electronic…anything is possible!”

Want to stay up-to-date? Follow NLFB on social media as more details are announced:  @nlfb_festival



Northern Lights Festival Boréal 2018 was one of the most successful festivals in history, breaking an attendance record of over 12,200 people.


NLFB 2018 saw headlining Canadian musicians such as: Arkells, Alvvays, Bill and Joel Plaskett and Lisa LeBlanc and programmed exciting international talent including Bonsa, Doctor Nativo and Orlando Julius. The festival presented over 100 shows, 50 artists, 40 vendors, and was put on with the help of over 200 volunteers. It was a major success and the team is looking forward to building on that momentum for 2019.


NLFB 2019, set for July 5-7, 2019, is expected to be even bigger and better. Early Bird Tickets ($75)are now on sale. Buying early means over 30% in savings on the gate price. They make great holidaygifts, for yourself or someone else!


Tickets are now available online, and at local outlets: NLFB office (19 Grey St), Jett Landry Music (1119 Lasalle Blvd), A&J Home Hardware (469 Bouchard St), and Old Rock Coffee (212 Minto St).


Did you know volunteers get free passes to the festival? Find out more:



For information or interviews please contact:

Izzy Ahrbeck –, 705-674-5512

Early Bird tickets:

Bloom 2019 info:

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