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The Electric Highway
The Electric Highway
Logo for The Electric Highway.
Background information
Date(s) April
Location Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Venue(s) Royal Canadian Legion #1 (2020 - Present)
Years active 2017 - 2019 (As 420 Music and Arts Festival)
2020 - Present (As The Electric Highway)
Website Electric Highway Facebook

The Electric Highway (Formerly known as 420 Music & Arts Festival) is a festival held around April in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Featuring a wide range of stoner and doom acts be it from Canada or otherwise, the festival also features a wider range of activities such as pinball tournaments, beard competitions, vendor expos and much more.

2017: 420 Music and Arts FestivalEdit

The inaugural 420 Music and Arts Festival would be hosted between 20 and 22 April at Distortion in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.[1] A warm-up party would be hosted on 19 April featuring Ten Dead Crow, Powerhouze and Embargoed.[2]

Distortion
20 April 2019 21 April 2019 22 April 2019
Black Mastiff Anciients Wo Fat
HighKicks Dead Quiet Chron Goblin
La Chinga Lavagoat Cow Puncher
The Electric Revival Orbital Express Mammoth Grove
Buffalo Bud Buster Chronobot Nikki Valentine and the Gypsy Ryders
Hypnopilot Lordosis Black Thunder
Set & Stoned Hunted By Ravens Brown Dwarf
Bazaraba

2018: 420 Music and Arts FestivalEdit

The second edition of the 420 Music and Arts Festival would be announced for 19 - 21 April 2018 at Distortion in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. This edition would feature three days of art, a pinball tournament and an expo with several collaborators and sponsors.[3]

Distortion
19 April 2019 20 April 2019 21 April 2019
Sasquatch La Chinga Dopethrone
The Great Electric Quest Brant Bjork
DJ Set
Orbital Express
Electric Owl Buffalo Bud Buster Ogimaa
Gin Lahey Mendozza Buzzard
Solid Brown Bazaraba Electric Revival
Set & Stoned The Mothercraft Black Hell Oil
Haaze Chronobot Chunkasaurus
Raw Pelican Death Squad
Heron

2019: 420 Music and Arts FestivalEdit

The third and final 420 Music and Arts Festival would be announced for 18 - 20 April 2019 at The County Line Saloon in Calgary, Aberta, Canada.[4][5] Along with three days of music featuring over twenty bands the festival also featured a free expo/convention at Town and Country Hotel,[6] a Beard competition, a pinball tournament, a tour and beer tasting of New Level Brewing Company[7] and much more.

County Line Saloon
18 April 2019 19 April 2019 20 April 2019
Mammoth Grove The Great Electric Quest Crobot
Bloated Pig Woodhawk Valley of the Sun
Denimachine Disenchanter La Chinga
Rebuild/Repair Buffalo Bud Buster Bellringer
The Baseborn Band Black Hell Oil Heron
Father Moon Shadow Weaver The Grudge
Mandroid Brown Dwarf Bort
Terraganja Row of Giants

2020: The Electric HighwayEdit

On 6 November 2019 The Electric Highway would be announced, replacing the 420 Arts & Music Festival. The initial dates would be set for 17 and 18 April 2020 at Royal Canadian Legion #1 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Along with featuring twenty-two bands over the two days the festival would feature a pinball tournament.[8] However on 19 March it would be announced that the festival would postponed to a date to be determined due to The CO-VID19 Pandemic.[9]

Proposed 2020 Lineup
17 April 18 April
Wo Fat Sasquatch
Duel Mothership
Hippie Death Cult La Chinga
LaGoon Gone Cosmic
Buzzard Bazaraba
Chunkasaurus Hemptress
Pink Cacoon Set & Stoned
Row of Giants Shadow Weaver
Father Moon The Sleeping Legion
The Worst Empress
Locotus The Basement Paintings

External LinksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 420 Music and Arts Festival Facebook Event
  2. 420 Music and Arts Festival Facebook Event
  3. 420 Music & Arts Festival Facebook Event
  4. 420 Music & Arts Festival Facebook Event
  5. Exclaim!
  6. 420 Music & Arts Festival Facebook Event
  7. 420 Music & Arts Festival Facebook Event
  8. The Obelisk
  9. Electric Highway Facebook
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