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  • The Halluci Nation June 21, 2023



    The Halluci Nation Live in Concert!

    The Halluci Nation to headline Beaver Hills 2Spirit Powwow at Churchill Square


    Edmonton, Alberta (June 21st, 2023) – Indigi-Hauz of Beaver Hills, is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated headliner for the inaugural Beaver Hills 2Spirit Powwow. “We proudly present The Halluci Nation, an extraordinary musical collective, set to deliver a mesmerizing performance at Alberta’s first ever 2Spirit Powwow”

     – Kisik, Director of Indigi-Hauz

    The Halluci Nation, led by Bear Witness and Tim “2oolman” Hill, represents the forefront of the artistic Indigenous resurgence, embodying the remixing of tradition and bridging Indigenous history and futurity. With their unique fusion of electronic, hip-hop, and indigenous sounds, they push boundaries, creating an immersive musical journey that captivates audiences.

    On August 24th the Edmonton Pride Festival will be transformed into a vibrant celebration of Indigenous culture, through ground-breaking stage shows and ever-changing visuals, this event aims to contribute to a necessary conversation about the subtle and complex representation of the contemporary Indigenous experience.


    “As we come together to celebrate the unifying power of music and the richness of Indigenous culture, this event promises to be an evening filled with joy, inspiration, and 2Spirit pride. Spread the word, invite your friends, and join us at Edmonton Pride Festival 2023 for a night that will leave an indelible mark on your hearts.”

    -Kisik, Director of Indigi-Hauz

    Beaver Hills 2Spirit Powwow on August 24th at Churchill Square is a free general admission event open to the general public to attend.

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    ABOUT  – Indigi-Hauz of Beaver Hills is a local non-profit collective of Indigi-Queer performance artists based in Edmonton, AB (Beaver Hills House)


    Edmonton PrideFest Association is a local non-profit with the mission of establishing one of Canada’s largest and most exciting Pride festivals in the heart of Alberta.


    CONNECT – Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/indigihauz/

    https://www.facebook.com/EdmontonPrideFest  Web: https://edmontonpridefest.com/



    Luis Carlos Flores Aguilar, Communications & Media Relations

    E: [email protected]   P: 587-415-5070 Ext 3

  • Edmonton Pride Festival launches Y2K @ Churchill Square – a new outdoors, 90s-themed dance party February 3, 2023

    Expanding on last year’s massively successful event, Edmonton PrideFest Association announces the new week-long Edmonton Pride Festival from August 18-26, 2023. This year’s week-long festival will feature headline performances at signature events including

    Y2K @ Churchill Square – on Friday August 25, 2023.

    Y2K @ Churchill Square is a 90s-themed, dance party that is family-friendly and free to attend. This year’s Y2K headliner will be Prozzak, one of the most beloved bands of the 90s. More performers will be announced in the following months. 

    “We are thrilled to be expanding this year’s festival at Churchill Square, says Trevor Watson, ExecutiveProducer with Edmonton PrideFest Association. “With a headliner like Prozzak, Y2K @ Churchill Square is a can’t-miss event for those of us who still bop to our favourite 90s tunes in the car. The event is free, family-friendly, and an amazing opportunity to advocate, educate and celebrate our 2SLGBTQ+ friends and allies.”

    The festival will once again feature “The Rainbow Road” – a market for 2SLGBTQ+ artisans and organizations that provide support services and advocacy to the LGBTQ2S+ community. 

    The Edmonton Pride Festival is a free, general admission event open to all Edmontonians and their families. Festival runs Aug 18th to  August 26, 2023 with the majority of programming at Sir Winston Churchill Square.

    More information about volunteers and performance opportunities can be found online at EdmontonPrideFest.com

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    Edmonton PrideFest Association is a local non-profit with the mission of establishing one of

    Canada’s largest and most exciting Pride festival in the heart of Alberta.


    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EdmontonPrideFest

    Web: https://edmontonpridefest.com/


    Trevor Watson, (Executive Producer, Edmonton PrideFest Association)

    [email protected] 


  • Edmonton Pride Festival Is Moving To August February 2, 2023

    2023 Edmonton celebrates a summer of PRIDE!

    The Edmonton PrideFest Association is announcing that the city of Edmonton will be joining a growing list of municipalities such as Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal, Ottawa, and Halifax that celebrate both the international month of Pride (June) and municipal week of Pride outside the official month of June. This year, all official Edmonton Pride Festival activities will take place August 18th to Aug 26th, 2023.

    The main factors taken into consideration of moving the festival to later in the summer include:

    • Keeping Pride prominent and visible downtown in Churchill Square
    • Minimizing disruptions due to possible inclement weather
    • The importance of acknowledging and celebrating Pride all year round


    In 2022 over 40 Pride events were produced by 19 organizers in 21 different venues across our city, 2023 is set to be even bigger!

    Pride will kick off Edmonton’s annual festival season with Pride month (June) featuring dozens of amazing Pride events including the new Edmonton Drag Festival June 17 th, 2023.

    Pride will continue all summer long with notable events including Pride Day at K-Days in July, and the Edmonton Rage Pride Cup in August.

    Wrapping up Edmonton’s Pride summer is the biggest Pride festival in Alberta’s HER-story, the Edmonton Pride Festival at Churchill Square August 18th to 26th. This year’s Edmonton Pride Festival features new events including: 

    • 2-Spirit Powwow @Churchill Square – Thursday August 24.
    • Y2K Party @Churchill Square – Friday, August 25.
    • Pride @Churchill Square – Saturday, August 26.

    Stay tunes to sites like https://prideedmonton.ca/ and https://exploreedmonton.com/ for complete listing of Pride events in our city!

    We look forward to seeing everyone downtown in Churchill Square for the annual Edmonton Pride Festival this August.

    More information about volunteers and performance opportunities can be found online at EdmontonPrideFest.com

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    Edmonton PrideFest Association is a local non-profit with the mission of establishing one of

    Canada’s largest and most exciting Pride festival in the heart of Alberta.


    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EdmontonPrideFest

    Web: https://edmontonpridefest.com/


    Trevor Watson, (Executive Director, Edmonton PrideFest Association)

    [email protected]

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