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Featuring Diyet, Nive Nielsen and Speed Control
Showcasing cool and contemporary music from the north, NorthFest brings you an array of vibrant music from Yukon’s Diyet and Speed Control with Greenland’s Nive Nielsen. From roots to rock, indie to alt folk, their songs speak to the diversity of life in the north. Whether recent transplants or born and raised north of 60°, the north is their home. Listeners will get that throughout the night as NorthFest features each artist in this one night northern event.
Born in a tent, raised in a two room cabin, classically trained in opera, now an alternative folk artist.This sub-Arctic-Southern Tutchone-Japanese-Tlingit-Scottish-Yukoner is your typical Canadian – the result of a long cold winter. Diyet’s music is like her life – a mix of this and that but deeply rooted in the values of a traditional northern life.
Nive travels the world sharing her music sometimes solo and sometimes with her band, the Deer Children. She has garnered much attention and many awards playing Europe’s most prestigious festivals along the way. Nive is the Official Cultural Ambassador for Greenland. In 2010, she won an Independent Music Award for her “Pirate Song”.
Straight out of – 40 degrees in Canada’s Yukon, Speed Control takes control of the stage with a power that will make you jump up and dance while knocking your breath away, leaving you saying, “What just happened!? Dubbed “Parka Punk” by Stuart Derdeyn of The Province newspaper, Speed Control, made up of brothers Graeme (guitar/vox) and Jody Peters (bass/vox), and drummer Ian March, is known for their live shows and their passion for playing hard, fast and real rock!