Ever After Music Festival

Independence In a Time of Crisis: Reimagining Festival Culture In a Socially Distant World

“Nothing can replace the euphoric feeling of live entertainment.” This is an opinion column. The thoughts and viewpoints expressed are those of the author, Gabriel Mattachione. Mattachione is the president of Beyond Oz Productions. Earlier this year, what feels like a lifetime ago, the entire event space experienced an armageddon-type situation with COVID-19, one which hurt the scene, but impacted festivals, organizations, and groups differently. Running Ever After Music Festival in Kitchener, ON, we experienced things through an independent lens. What does it mean to be an independent festival? Being an independent festival is both creatively satisfying and corporately frustrating. The independence you carry when choosing not to involve big corporations or blockbuster sponsors...

Ever After Music Festival Officially Postponed Due to COVID-19 Concerns

Ontario electronic music fest Ever After Music Festival is the latest to bite the dust amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Ever After’s 2020 event, which was scheduled to take place this weekend from Friday, June 12th to Sunday, June 14th, has officially been rescheduled to 2021. The 2020 edition of Ever After boasted a bevy of bass music’s corps d’elite. Scheduled to appear were REZZ, Zeds Dead, Black Tiger Sex Machine, WHIPPED CREAM, and Ghastly, among many others, as well as a momentous B2B set by Subtronics and SLANDER. Other highly anticipated B2B sets included Midnight Tyrannosaurus with Trampa and SVDDEN DEATH with Eptic. “This was not an easy decision to make, however it is the only viable option given our current global climate,” Ever After org...