Shivering Songs announces hot summer lineup

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Shivering Songs’ summer edition – Sweltering Songs – returns for 2022 with The Weather Station, Aquakultre, Cedric Noel and lots more. 

The Weather Station is one of several artists announced for Sweltering Songs 2022. Photo by Jeff Bierk

New Brunswick’s Shivering Songs Festival has announced the return of Sweltering Songs, a multi-day summer music festival set for July 15-17 in Downtown Fredericton. After launching in 2021, the second edition of Sweltering Songs will feature The Weather Station, Les Hôtesses D’Hilaire, Motherhood, The Hypochondriacs, Alan Jeffries, Aquakultre, Julie Doiron, and additional artists to be announced. 

The 2022 event features two tented venues in Downtown Fredericton. One tent will be located on the green space across from the Christ Church Cathedral, hosting programming on the Friday and Saturday morning of the event. A second tent will be located on Carleton Street for Sweltering Songs Saturday and Sunday. Additional performances will be held at The CAP, The Tipsy Muse, and other Downtown Fredericton venues to be announced. Sweltering Songs 2022 will offer a mix of all ages, family-friendly events and licensed 19+ events. 

Today’s announcement also includes Le Ren, Cedric Noel, Senior Citizen, Jon Mckiel, JOYFULTALK, Menocle Jason, and Eamon McGrath, while additional performers will be announced in the coming weeks. 

“With Sweltering Songs, we’re aiming to create a folk festival-style event, where folks can sit or stand comfortably while enjoying live music, bar service, and food options,” said festival co-organizer, Zach Atkinson. “We’re very excited to feature The Weather Station on the heels of her incredible career year, which garnered “Best Albums of 2021” nods from Rolling Stone, Stereogum, Paste, Exclaim!, The Guardian, and so many other mainstays. As well, we’re thrilled to use this event to support album release shows for local artists in Motherhood and The Hypochondriacs.” 

“Shivering Songs has long been known as ‘a cure for the winter blues’ in Fredericton, but given the challenges with COVID-19 during the past two winters, featuring a summer edition has allowed us to prioritize supporting artists and small businesses locally, as we’ve always done,” said Atkinson.

Sweltering Songs weekend passes, day passes, and individual tickets will go on sale Friday May 27 via www.swelteringsongs.com.  

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