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6 Reasons Why Wake the Giant is the most important music festival you'll see this year

From Jessie Reyez and William Prince to Third Eye Blind, this TBay music festival is bringing the city together for a much-needed celebration.

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The celebration of inclusivity and Indigenous culture just got louder! Wake the Giant Music Festival returns to the stage in Thunder Bay on September 18, 2021 with a mix of Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists. Why is this THE festival to check out this fall?

Here are 6 reasons Wake the Giant is the must-see event in Northern Ontario.

1. The lineup includes some amazing artists

The lineup this year includes Jessie Reyez and Third Eye Blind alongside William Prince, Northern Cree, Loud Luxuryiskwē, Nick Sherman, DJ Shub, and Jingle Dress dancers.

Artist Jessie Reyez is a headliner at Wake the Giant this year. 

2. It was voted Best New Event and Best Fundraiser in 2019 by Walleye Magazine.

Wake the Giant is a real community builder, working to create stronger bonds, relationships, and understanding between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Thunder Bay and the surrounding area. The festival amplifies the voices of Indigenous artists, bringing them new audiences and opportunities to connect with established artists.

The festival offers a warm positive vibe and an opportunity to help create a more welcoming and inclusive Thunder Bay. By bringing together Indigenous and non-Indigenous people from across Northwestern Ontario, festival organizers hope to create a platform for positive connections between the various cultures within Thunder Bay and the broader community. This provides an opportunity for First Nation communities and Indigenous people to connect with the city, and feel more welcome and safe.

3. There's more than just music

Festival-goers will also get to check out live art installations, cultural performances, and an Indigenous Craft Market.

4. Tickets are on sale now.

The full-day festival runs from noon to night on September 18th and tickets are just 85$. Grab yours now. Tickets are also available at the door. 

5. There's fun merch.


Support the Wake the Giant movement with a t-shirt! Proceeds support the initiative while helping to spread the word.

I mean how cute are these pineapple tanks?

6. It's covid safe 

According to the festival, all ticket holders must agree to follow all Covid-19 health guidelines while at the event. In the event that Covid-19 restrictions require an event cancellation, tickets are fully refundable or you can hang on to them and use them next year. 

So where and when is Wake the Giant taking place this year?

September 18th, 12.00 - 11pm
Prince Arthur's Landing
Sleeping Giant Pkwy, Thunder Bay, ON P7A 0E7, Canada
For more info visit the Wake the Giant site

Get your tickets now and join the Wake the Giant movement.

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