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New music festival for Sudbury

New March festival to feature West African guitar legend and Canadian hip-hop icon
Bombino. Supplied.

There will be a brand-new, multi-venue festival, dedicated to presenting a diversity of music with roots all around the world March 8-10 in downtown Sudbury,

It's called Bloom 2019 and brings together folk, indie, rock, pop, hip-hop says a news release.

"Anchoring the festival lineup, will be desert-blues-rock guitar sensation Bombino, who has been called ‘the world’s best guitarist’ by Noisey and ‘the Sultan of Shred’ by the New York Times. All over the world, the grainy hypnosis of his horizontal grooves, the virtuosity of his guitar style and aerobic explosiveness of his stage shows have hooked a broad gamut of fans, ranging from grey-bearded rock and blues habitués, to  world-music devotees to young hirsute hipsters -broad enough to include the Rolling Stones, Arcade Fire, and Queens of the Stone Age. The Black Keys and The Dirty Projectors are also known Bombino enthusiasts, with members of both groups taking on production duties for two different, acclaimed records."

Tickets are available for $100 each (45% off gate price), until this Friday at midnight. Passes are currently available online only, at On their own, Earlybird Full Festival Passes for Bloom 2019 are currently available for $50 each. Due to venue capacity, tickets at all levels will be in very limited quantities. Individual concert tickets are not yet available.