EVERYSEEKER Festival moves online, continues melting your mind with offbeat art

Over 35 free, streamable pieces of programming means the head trip can't stop/won't stop.


NAT Chantel told The Coast in 2019 that, to her, sound is "a way to say 'I'm here'." - MEGHAN TANSEY WHITTON PHOTO
  • NAT Chantel told The Coast in 2019 that, to her, sound is "a way to say 'I'm here'."
The festival formerly known as OBEY knows that, while we still have to keep our distance socially, nothing need stop our minds converging under art's wild and varied umbrella. And, by moving to a completely online, 100 percent free festival, EVERYSEEKER is making sure of just that. From May 15 to June 30, a series of performances ranging from alt-R&B to experimental pop to performance art will beam through your phone and remind you, even if it's only for a minute, how art will be what gets us through this (along with washing our hands, obvs).

While the entire lineup looks fire (and exact showtimes are still TBD), a few early stars piquing our interest include the Toronto neo-soul singer Kwento; the mystical rap of Charlottetown's LXVNDR; the soul-awakening sound art of  Halifax's own NAT Chantel (shown above) and the DJ/mixing of NYC artist TRNSGNDR/VHS.

Peep the full lineup—including a show by this week's Coast cover star, Aquakulture—here.

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