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June 14 - June 16

Defensive Player | FANG AsS | Slash Need
Doors at 10:30pm | 19+ | Bus Stop Theatre | 2203 Gottingen St.
Set Design by Kayza | Sponsored by EYELEVEL
Nectar Collective | backxwash
Doors at 10:30pm | 19+ | Bus Stop Theatre | 2203 Gottingen St.
Sponsored by Khyber Centre for the Arts
Tickets will be available to the public on May 30th
Our festival is entirely free/ by donation
Masks are required, we will have some available if you forget yours!
Ear plugs, water, and hand sanitizer will be available on site
All artists will be given rapid tests
If you are feeling unwell, please stay home!
Alcohol will be sold at the Bus Stop Theatre on Friday and Saturday evening
Naloxone kit will be on site
There will be strobe lights and a water-based haze machine at the Bus Stop Theatre on Saturday evening
Defensive Player is a death metal band formed in 2020 in Timberlea, Nova Scotia. Drawing inspiration from pop music, horror films, tennis matches and graphic novels, the band’s experimental approach is their key inspiration to deliver an engaging and rhythmic sound.
FANG AsS is the return of the satanic panic.
A confrontational, camp and seductive dramaturge, Slash Need have earned a reputation for putting on high-energy theatrical live performances. With roots in the DIY community in Toronto, Slash Need have performed their industrial electronic dance music in abandoned buildings, galleries, skateparks, legion halls, raves, art galleries, at drag shows and venues across Canada, the U.S and abroad. Recognised virally as nasty, filthy perverts; Slash Need aim to intrigue and disgust.
Kayza lives and works in Kjipuktuk (Halifax). Their practice includes painting, textiles, sculpture and virtual reality. As a Black/biracial and transgender visual artist, Kayza’s current work is inspired by narratives of psychological shadows, often resulting in the invasion of the fantasy world into mundane settings.
Nectar Collective is a queer DJ collective based in Kjipuktuk (Halifax). Through their flagship event, SLURP, founders  Aniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiita, DJ Decision and DJ Dumb Little Bitch have spent the past year bringing together queers of every flavor to shake ass and simmer in the yummiest gay broth Halifax has slurped in a lonnggg time.
Backxwash is a Rapper/Producer that was born in Lusaka, Zambia. The music she makes is cathartic, expressive and based on her lived experiences.

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