National Arts Centre to announce full Northern Scene lineup

The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, National Arts Centre President and CEO Peter Herrndorf, and Heather Moore, Producer and Executive Director of the National Arts Centre’s Scene Festivals, will announce the complete programming lineup for Northern Scene on Monday, February 25 at 11 a.m. in the National Arts Centre’s Fourth Stage. This festival will be the biggest gathering of Northern artists ever assembled outside the region.

The launch will also be attended by the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor) and Minister for the Arctic Council.

The launch will feature live performances by Yellowknife singer-songwriter Leela Gilday, Whitehorse duo Old Time Machine, throat-singers Kathleen Merritt and Charlotte Qamaniq, and throat-boxer Nelson Tagoona.


An eclectic, multi-disciplinary arts festival featuring the work of 250 of the best established and emerging artists from Yukon, the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, as well as Nunatsiavut and Nunavik, Northern Scene will offer Ottawa/Gatineau audiences a contemporary cultural snapshot of the North. Northern music, theatre, dance, visual and media arts, film, literature, storytelling, food and fashion events will invade the capital at 22 venues across the city from April 25 to May 4, 2013.  For more information, please visit

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