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MUSIC LINEUP

Tokyo Police Club

Toronto’s Tokyo Police Club burst onto the scene in 2006 with the release of their instantly acclaimed EP A Lesson In Crime, 16 minutes of exuberant indie rock that established them as one of the most exciting voices in the burgeoning “blog rock” scene. Hailed by the likes of GQ (“Strokes-caliber catchiness”) and Rolling Stone magazine (“…poised to become the biggest Canadian export since Molson’’), TPC embarked on a whirlwind series of world tours, quickly establishing a reputation as an electrifying live act and laying the foundations of a devoted fan base that endures to this day. In the years since, the band has continued to release acclaimed music and tour the world, sharing the stage with bands like Weezer, Phoenix, and Two Door Cinema Club as well as appearing at festivals from Coachella to Glastonbury.
 
And yet all good things must come to an end, and in 2024 Tokyo Police Club announced that they would put down their instruments for good – but not before embarking on one last tour, culminating with 4 sold out shows in Toronto. The outpouring of love, appreciation, and sorrow that followed this announcement leaves little doubt that Tokyo Police Club are, and will remain, one of the most beloved acts of their generation.
 

Alan Doyle

Expect the unexpected from Welcome Home, Alan Doyle’s fourth full-length solo studio album and 20th overall. While upholding his status as a perennial merrymaker — a reputation burnished by his years with acclaimed folk-pop combo Great Big Sea — the new album also finds the multifaceted singer song writer and 14-time JUNO Award nominee exploring novel sonic terrain.  Alongside marquee co-writers Jimmy Rankin, Donovan Woods, and Hollywood actor Oscar Isaac (yep, of Star Wars fame), Doyle presents nine original songs that are both typically buoyant and surprisingly intimate, what Doyle refers to as “the lower and slower: the lower part of my vocal range and the slower songs. I’m letting myself do that for the first time on this record,” which he cut in Montreal with producer-engineer Marcus Paquin. Doyle’s CV is extensive — he is a thrice-published author, a film and TV actor-producer with multiple major credits, and the co-producer of the recently released, 20-song Ron Hynes tribute album, Sonny Don’t Go Away. Yet the wildly popular musician from Petty Harbour, Newfoundland remains most electrifying before a live audience, abetted by his ace band. “I am the luckiest guy in the world,” Doyle says. “It’s such a privilege to stand among those players on stage.

Le Diable à Cinq

François Bourassa—now with ten albums of original music under his belt—has become an ambassador for Canada’s thriving jazz community at an international level. A paragon of consistency and evolution and inspired by a diversity of sources, his award-winning eponymous quartet has been a staple of Montreal’s artistic landscape since the early 1990s. The album L’Impact du Silence (April 2021) is Bourassa’s first solo piano recording.

nyssa

Toronto pagan-punk-poet Nyssa has put her hands into the lion’s mouth, gathering her performing and songwriting powers to conjure the unruly energy of rock n’ roll. Out from under fear’s thumb, Nyssa now sings about wild things, old gods, romance-beyond-borders, and the exorcism of trauma. She has quested, and she has returned. With the stage as her altar, the goal is fevered connection, a ritual-sense of music as communal release. Nyssa keens and wails and brings her audience along with her to a place of deep feeling, movement, and joy. Lyrics are poetic and clear, lunar, eerie, angry; Nyssa’s voice is the strong container for all of it. As Dionysus would want it, over-abundance is the way. Guided by the incantation and invocation of the three C’s: Collaboration, Choreo, Covenhood!, Nyssa’s sound and stories run deep into ancient mythos, Celtic lore and back through our modern idols. Re-swaggering, re-wilding hyper-masc night moves and magick hips (think Jagger, Mink Deville, Danzig), Nyssa’s magnetic, elastic ways make satyrs of us all. Long-listed for the 2021 Polaris prize for her debut solo album Girls Like Me, NYSSA’s sophomore album, Shake Me Where I’m Foolish, was released on Six Shooter Records on February 1, 2024

Maggie Andrew

A rising star, Nova Scotia-based singer-songwriter Maggie Andrew draws together a melange of influences in her lavish, innovative (s)alt-pop, fusing the likes of irreverent punk, melodic rap, simmering R&B, and fang-bearing indie rock. Andrew cut her teeth working a number of years in LA with artists and producers like Blackbear, Ash Riser (Kendrick Lamar, AB-Soul), Doc McKinney (The Weeknd, Drake), and YetiBeats (Doja Cat, SZA), and has been covered in Rolling Stone, Billboard, and AltPress. She’s amassed over 5 million streams globally and has been roundly recognized for her work, winning the SOCAN x Sirius XM Young Canadian Songwriters Award in 2021, and receiving nominations for the MNS Music Video of the Year Award (2022) and the African Canadian Artist of the Year ECMA (2023).
 

maten

Maten, formed by Samuel Pinette, Mathieu Mckenzie and Kim Fontaine, is an Innu group originating from Mani-utenam located on the northern coast of Quebec, anchored between the shore of the Saint-Laurent and the boreal forest. ​

Respected by his peers and recognized by the public for many years (nominated for the 2019 Adisq Gala), Maten offers a fourth album with assumed alternative and festive folk-rock sounds. One of the dominant characteristics of Maten is also the commitment in their lyrics to their community, their language and their Innu roots. The texts convey their values ​​and their culture, pride in their identity, the message is strong and direct, directed towards the future but also very realistic and deals with the difficulties that the communities still have to face

Mouraine

A young, first-generation immigrant to Canada, Mouraine learned English through music. Hip- hop, rap, and R&B lyrics taught, consoled, and inspired him to use language for self-expression and survival. At the age of 11, he began creating and performing original music, sharing stages with iconic artists like Mac Miller, J, Cole, T-Pain, Big Sean, Pusha T, Classified, and Shad. Mouraine’s music has been featured in Footlocker ads, played live at Toronto Raptors NBA games, earned accolades from his community and peers, and captivated audiences worldwide. His magnetic energy attracts listeners to his music and message.

mia Kelly

Mia Kelly is a singer-songwriter from Gatineau, Quebec, who writes and performs in both French and English. Mia enthralls listeners with a distinctive blend of Folk, Rock, and Blues and is making her mark in the Canadian music scene. Recently awarded Young Performer of the Year and Emerging Artist of the Year at the 2024 Canadian Folk Music Awards, Kelly is swiftly gaining recognition as a poetic lyricist with a powerful and versatile voice. With her knack for adapting the stories of the people she has connected with in her life, Mia is an imaginative storyteller who channels her raw and vulnerable emotions through her expertly crafted songs.

canada daY

A celebration of Canadian culture in the heart of London! 

FAQs

Do I need to purchase tickets to attend?

No! This event is free for all to attend, just head on down to Trafalgar Square and the entrances are on the North Terrace.

Is this a family friendly event?

YES! Canada Day London is a very family friendly event and we encourage people of all ages to attend!

When do the gates open and close?

Gates will open at 12:00, the gates will close at 19:30 as the last show is wrapping up.

What food & drink will be available on-site?

Canada Day London is proud to offer a range of Food Trucks celebrating great flavours of the Canada! With plenty of vegan and gluten free options there is something for everyone.

What is the best way to get to Canada Day London?

We encourage everyone to use public transit to come down to Trafalgar Square as there is no parking and no area for bike storage. Charing Cross station is conveniently located right at Trafalgar Square for easy access.

Can I bring my dog?

No (sorry), there are no pets allowed at this event. Exception if the dog is for accessibility.

Can I bring outside alcohol?

No outside alcohol is allowed, but don’t worry, there will be plenty of Canadian beer to enjoy inside!

Do I have to be Canadian to enjoy the event?

No of course not! There is something for everyone, all ages to enjoy and we’re sure you’ll meet some friendly Canadians throughout the day.

Is the event accessible?

Yes, the event has an accessible viewing area for the National Arts Centre Music Stage, and there are elevators to go from the North Terrace down to the lower Square.

Will my photo be taken?

Your photo may be taken. Filming / photography is taking place at this event for promotional purposes. The photographs and recordings made could appear on our website, social media, or other promotional material. If you would prefer not to be photographed / filmed please let the photographer / videographer know, or speak with one of our onsite event staff.

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2023 Food Vendors

Gamekeeper

Gamekeeper is a street food company that has been cooking up the meanest and leanest burgers on the scene since 2014. As the name suggests we serve up the Best of British game with a contemporary twist. We believe that to make a great burger you must have great ingredients. That is why all our ingredients are sourced locally and to the highest quality. 

Gamekeeper brings the best of the forest to your fork.

E8 fish

8 Fish was born on the streets of Hackney, Broadway Market E8 to be precise. We provide predomintly fish based dishes at Festivals and Private Events. 

Under the stewardship of founder Will Davis a professional trained chef, we are able to take traditional ‘fish dishes’ and add his special twist.

Based in London’s Billingsgate Market we are able to provide ethnicity and traceability to our food chain.

We offer non fish menu and do this with one of our vans or pop up kitchen

Burnout

Burnout are a truly one-off street food truck, guaranteed to serve you great tasting authentic BBQ food in true Canadian style and all made in house at their award winning Restaurant in Oxford. Their menu features everything from Brisket , Ribs, Wings, steamies and all sorts of sides, these guys are the absolute (pit)masters. Expect to have a field day with one of their bbq platters which include maple ribs, fries, slaw and pickles! For Canada Day London they will also bringing the much beloved Nanaimo bar to Trafalgar Square to ensure you also get your sweet kicks! 

Dope birdz

Home of the dopest Chicken & Hip-Hop, Dope Birdz are distributing some of the most illicit flavas in the game!

From wings, chicken & waffles, ribs, halal and vegan options…we’ve got you!

Look out for when the Dope Birdz pop up on your block…currently whipping it up in The Caketail Club Kitchen…STR8 OUTTA WEST LONDON!”

summit tasty

Born out of Elliot & Michelle’s 6 years of travelling the world, going from peak to peak, seeking out the best adventures, always being inspired by the food and people we bumped into along the way…and then eventually one particularly crappy job!

Paired with the serendipity of there being a burger van parked outside our newly bought house, all of that combined inspired us to have a shot at something that we really loved, starting our own food van business!

That’s where UNE comes into the picture…

We’ve transformed Une from a dusty workhorse of a builder’s van, into Summit we think is really special, allowing us to live our dream of running our own food business.

hogless roast

Hi! We’re Matt and Ross, two vegans craving an old fashioned hog roast. Unable to take down another bean burger, we decided to take matters into our own hands.

Together with our award-winning chef and our great team, we’ve come up with the UK’s first hog roast roll that even Piglet and Babe would approve of.

You can find us serving up our vegan BBQ at our East London kitchen and at markets, festivals, vegan wedding catering and private events across the country.

dessert ballers

Dessert Ballers was first born under a different name, ‘The Chocolate Kebab Company’ in January 2017. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know what we started selling! But would you believe it, our main product was our Chocolate Kebabs. Made by taking a Fresh Pitta (crêpe), tasty toppings, mounds of cream and our delicious chocolate shavings carved live off our rotating Chocolate Kebab! (no meat just chocolatey goodness).

After taking our Chocolate Kebabs to various Events, Street Food Festivals, Christmas Markets, Shopping Centres and Private Functions all over the UK, and after gaining a massive following and a ton of amazing press both on and offline, we started to play around we new ideas and new ways to create delicious tasting desserts and chocolates, such as our Waffle Balls. Because of the success of our new products we found it would be best to to rebrand to allow us to expand our range of Delicious, Tasty & Fresh Desserts, and so Dessert Ballers was born.

2023 highlights

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