18. January 2018 - 16:00
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BIG Winter Classic 2018: Red Fang, Less Than Jake, Metz and more | Calgary, Alberta | Thursday, 18. January 2018

Well well Radtown, your favourite winter festival is back and she's going to be BIGGER, BADDER and RADDER than ever in 2018!

BIG Winter Classic will be going down from January 18 to 21, 2018; in the dead of winter and in the heart of our favourite city.

This year's festival will feature 5 venues, 7 stages, and over 60 bands - making for what is sure to be one **** of a time.

Our usual hosts in Broken City, Last Best Brewing & Distilling and Dickens Pub will again be back in 2018, joined this year by newcomers Gerry Thomas Gallery!

We will again have stages both inside and out, so don't forget a toque. Or do - maybe we'll have some for ya. Who knows.

Our first wave of bands was just announced on November 4th, and oh baby, we're ready. So who's playing you ask? Get some -

RED FANG - Heavy, catchy, and subtley complex - coming hot outta Portland and straight for your hearts, get ready.

METZ - Toronto's most powerful Subpop punks.

Less Than Jake - Punk. Ska. Pop. Available at Best Buy and coming to a snowy Calgary stage near you.

Jay Som - Having just dropped her first full length Everybody Works, Oakland's Jay Som uses fuzz and angst and help us forge ahead. You ready?

Partner - Self proclaimed ***** shredders from New Brunswick, these gals can bring it. Give their new record In Search of Lost Time and you'll know what we mean.

Duchess Says - Bringing their mega powerful "moog rock" to Radtown - get ready for one **** of a live performance.

Guantanamo Baywatch - Portland's finest surf, ***, sludge and garbage - in a 4 piece; taking the BIG stage... again. If you missed these beauties in 2016, make sure not to allow yourself the same mistake twice.

Shred Kelly - Fernie folk rock. High energy. Here to get yer feet a-movin'. Don't forget your dancing shoes.

Daniel Romano - With six "mosey" music records now out, manipulating genre and form, Daniel knows what he's doing. You should know what he's doing too.

And Calgary, that's just scratching the surface. Go on, dig your feet deep into the rest of what (for the time being), is just our first wave of performers:

Bend Sinister // ACTORS // Eamon Mcgrath // // Uptights // audio/rocketry // Jung People // Matt Blais // The Heirlooms // A-BOMB // Look Vibrant // Crooked Spies // RALEIGH // Fake Diamonds // Abductees // Mister & Mystic // The Rumble // The Corey Hotline // Time Boy // Sellout // Altameda // Mammoth Grove // Robot Workers // Lashes // Cold Water // Dabdorians // Speed Control // I Am The Mountain // Flowshine // Craic The Lens // Pancake // Lion Pride // The Night Terrors.

... and way, way more.

Yep. We're only one wave in.

You pumped? Tight. So are we.

Tickets in the link above!

See. You. So. Soon.

All our love, always.

BIG.