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Exploring Riverfest Elora’s Female Artists

With Riverfest Elora’s 10th anniversary comes their biggest and best line up yet! This year there are a ton of incredible artists to perform, and we can’t help but point out how many bad ass women are involved. Often times the ratio between male and female performers lack equivalency, but this year at Riverfest Elora you can count on seeing a fair amount of men and women rock the stage. To celebrate that fact we’ve put together this list highlighting female artists at Riverfest Elora below!

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Luna Li

Luna Li’s garage rock and dream-like tunes will put you in a trance. This artist is Toronto central with over 14 years of training in classical violin and piano – her sound truly embodies the alternative. With Luna’s debut EP Opal Angel just released in October 2017, she’s one you certainly can’t miss.


Land of Talk

Land of Talk started out in 2006 as a little indie band from Montreal, and now they’ve taken the industry by storm. Elizabeth Powell’s soft, clear vocals could charm even the darkest soul. With the bands new album Life After Youth it’s safe to say their performance is highly anticipated.


The Beaches

The Beaches have been killing it with their latest album The Late Show, it’s no secret that this GRL PWR band knows how to rock a stage – their recent opening slot for Foo Fighters at the Rogers Centre is just one of many examples.


Carly Rae Jepsen

Carly Rae Jepsen’s vocals are ultra sweet, and her tunes are even catchier. Who could possibly forget “Call Me Maybe”? The lyrics are practically embedded into all of our brains. Not only has Jepsen released a ton of tunes, in 2014 she spent most of the year performing in the broadway musical Cinderella, as well as starred as “Frenchy” in Fox’s Grease: Live.



Based in Montreal, this duo began with childhood friendship. The girls mutual love for 90s R&B prompted them to jam freestyle over wine one night – and with that Heartstreets was born. After Heartstreets released singles that became critically acclaimed, they released their EP You and I in May 2016. Since then, they’ve been invited to join the stage with artists such as Daniel Caesar, Charlotte Cardin, and more.


The Sorority

We have just one question for The Sorority; where can we sign up!? Get down to “rap so good you had to close your eyes and ask Our Lord Saviour what you did to deserve this” Noisey‘s words not ours, but we TOTALLY agree. Based out of Toronto, these women will have you jamming to the best new hip hop.



Yet another awesome female artist based out of Toronto, Bossie flies solo with synth-pop sound and retro tunes. Her fun 80s revivalism will put you in a mood to get moving. This year marks Bossie’s second solo performance and first afterparty performance at Riverfest Elora!


Haviah Mighty

This 23 year old is making a name for herself in the world of Hip Hop and R&B. Born and raised in Toronto, her lyrical abilities are insane and same goes with her female empowerment. Mighty’s most recent project Bass Loud charted #1 on the Top 10 Hip-Hop earshot charts in 2016. One to watch!



Glamorous, edgy and evocative, Toronto’s RALPH has gained a following across the USA, Canada, and Europe. Her synth-pop disco sounds translate into aesthetically pleasing short film/music videos, “Tease” and “Cold to the Touch” for example. RALPH’s tunes will leave you reminiscing on the 80s.


Carole Pope

Los Angeles’ Carole Pope has always pushed the boundaries of the status quo, with music that will make you dance and ponder all at once. Her work is recognized with three Juno Awards, 4 gold, 1 platinum and 1 double platinum album. Not to mention she’s toured with David Bowie. Pope’s latest album Music for Lesbians explores the funny and tragic.


Bonnie Trash

Based out of Guelph, ON, Bonnie Trash features twin sisters Sarafina Troy and Emmalia Vash Bortolon-Vettor. Their latest EP is based on the folk tales of the Ezzelini family. With their combination of threatening vocals and vicious guitar riffs, Ezzelini’s Dead is an ode to Bonnie Trash’s ancestors.


Ellen Froese

Ellen Froese is a solo folk artist from Saskatoon. The vibrato in her voice is said to be comparable to Joan Baez, or as she puts it, a sheep. Froese grew up on a dairy farm and occasionally performs with the folk group With the Old, as well as released her second solo album in 2017.

For tickets and the rest of the lineup go to RiverfestElora.com

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