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New Friends Pre-Fest: Loma Prieta + Jeromes Dream

July 30 /8:00 pm 11:30 pm

New Friends Fest (August 2-4) is a three-day celebration of music, friendship, and DIY, showcasing the best of loud and emotive music from across Canada and the US. Operating under a policy of radical inclusivity, this festival aims to foster a space of togetherness and community. Together we can make something great – something communal and shared, co-owned and co-operated – something worth fighting for.

Pre-Fest Line up:

LOMA PRIETA (San Francisco)

A rare appearance from purveyors of a dark combination of hardcore, screamo and grind, with a strong melodic sensibility. The group has toured extensively and established a cult following internationally as one of the most innovative and exciting bands making heavy music today.

JEROMES DREAM (Connecticut)

The legendary Jeromes Dream (originally active 1997-2001, now reunited for a tour and record) pioneered an angular emoviolence aesthetic that has proven extremely influential to dozens of contemporary acts. Jeromes Dream is known for their intense live performances which incorporate experimental noise interludes.

PIPER MARU (Toronto)

Sassy, brassy and fun hardcore punk from Toronto. This four piece has generated hype galore after dropping their stunning debut EP last summer. All of your favourite punk conventions updated for a new world!

STAY DOWN (Hamilton)

A cathartic blend of hardcore punk, powerviolence and grind. Come early and catch these promising newcomers.

Pre-Fest Tickets: $15 advance / $20 door
3 day Fest Pass + Pre-Fest: $72 (SOLD OUT)

New Friends Fest will feature performances from CITY OF CATERPILLAR, MAJORITY RULE, LORD SNOW, and much more…

The Baby G is an accessible venue with main-floor gender-neutral washrooms.

Art by Matt Darling


July 30
8:00 pm 11:30 pm


Baby G
1608 Dundas West
Toronto, Ontario M6K1T8 Canada
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