Lawnya Vawnya 2013

A Sweet Release...

Lawnya Vawnya, the annual festival of independent music and DIY culture in St. John’s,  will return this April 17-21, 2013 with a musical lineup including turn-tablist Kid Koala (DJ set),  Brooklyn-based rock band Obits and former Constantines front man Bry Webb.

Bry Webb & Kid Koala  The festival borrows its name from an expression in the Newfoundland dictionary that means “to have a good time at a party with plenty to eat” and is building a reputation for its creative programming which includes the hugely popular daytime music crawls as well as secret and intimate shows throughout the city.

Other festival programming will include a discussion with cult favourite songwriter and comic artist Jeffrey Lewis about his work in comics, a record and small press fair, workshops and seminars about independent music production and promotion and Phone-It-In, a bank of phones where festival alumni will call in to perform short sets over the telephone throughout the weekend.

Other musical performers include Shotgun Jimmie, punk legend Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby, Halifax garage duo Cousins, two new projects of 100 Dollars’ Simone Schmidt and Man Forever, the experimental percussion project of Oneida drummer John Colpitts. Plus the amazing The Pathogical Lovers (see video above)

Lawnya Vawnya is a non-profit labour of love for a small group of artists and musicians in St. John's dedicated to producing a festival that treats artists well, uses space creatively, and programs excellent creative work from outside the mainstream.

The full lineup is now available online at

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