Shivering Songs Announces Mid-Winter Return

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Fredericton’s marquee winter music festival will welcome Cadence Weapon, Hayden, Nico Paulo, Owen Steel and others for January event. 

After a rocky ride through two years of COVID complicated programming that saw events canceled, rescheduled and otherwise adapted, Fredericton’s Shivering Songs have announced plans to return January 18-22 with a lineup of artists that includes Cadence Weapon, Hayden, Nico Paulo, Owen Steel and several others. 

In addition to a wealth of musical performers (additional announcements forthcoming), the festival will also feature Cadence Weapon’s Rollie Pemberton as a featured author, hosting the Songwriters & Storytellers afternoon and reading from his 2022 book Bedroom Rapper as well as a special presentation from John Batt, the Fredericton-born content creator, humour historian and admin behind the popular Instagram account

In many ways, the 2023 event is a return to form for the festival showcasing a range of artists rooted in music and culture. 

“We’re thrilled to be able to feature so many voices of this next generation of the Canadian songwriting tradition,” said Shivering Songs co-organizer, Zach Atkinson. “After being displaced for a couple of years, we look forward to going back to our roots with a mid-winter festival.” 

Shivering Songs will become a five day event in 2023, with United Way co-presentation Songs of the City moving to a Wednesday night kickoff slot. The 2023 edition will also see the return of Shivering Songs’ popular outdoor Snow Dome venue and vinyl fair.

Also announced for the 2023 event, Grand Theft Bus will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their debut album Birth of Confusion performing the album in its entirety. 

Additional performers will be announced in the coming days and weeks. 

Passes and individual tickets go on sale Friday November 11, at 12 p.m. through

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