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  Festival will take place at Bell Park July 8th to 10th, 2016 SUDBURY, ON – April 18th 2016 – The time has finally come. The snow banks are slowly receding, restaurants are tentatively putting up patios, and Northern Lights Festival Boréal is announcing its lineup! The ‘cool dad’ of Ontario’s music festival scene will […]

NLFB presents Jason Collett at The Durham Social

Toronto singer-songwriter to play “tapas and a show” at brand new venue     SUDBURY, ON – Northern Lights Festival Boréal, in collaboration with Respect Is Burning and Muskoka Brewery, is proud to present Jason Collett, Saturday May 7th, at the Durham Social, downtown Sudbury. Much more than a simple pub show, the evening will be […]

Meltdown Showcase 2016 gives emerging artists the chance to play NLFB 2016

CLICK HERE TO APPLY AS A SOLO PERFORMER OR BAND SUDBURY, ON – Northern Lights Festival Boréal’s annual Meltdown is back! The event, scheduled for March 19th, gives emerging musicians the chance to compete for a booking at Northern Lights Festival 45, which will take place July 8th to 10th in Sudbury’s Bell Park. This is an excellent […]

NLFB presents klezmer-roots renegade Ben Caplan, March 29

  Acclaimed Halifax songwriter will be playing in Sudbury for the first time SUDBURY – Northern Lights Festival Boréal is proud to present one of Canada’s hardest working and most charismatic musicians, Halifax’s Ben Caplan. Come on out to the Townehouse Tavern on Tuesday March 29th and discover one of the East Coast’s most respected […]

Northern Lights Festival Lineup to Feature Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy

    Sudbury, ON – Feb. 29th, 2016:  Northern Lights Festival Boréal is well into the planning of a blowout 45th edition, to take place July 8th, 9th, and 10th in Bell Park. The 44th edition, held in 2015, was in many ways the best in years, with near-record attendance of over 10,200, a record […]


NLFB is abosolutely THRILLED to present this one-of-a-kind artist in an intimate show. A charismatic charmer and a smasher of pianos. A madman and an earnest poet. A strummer of delicate chords and a lover of bent and broken melodies. Ben Caplan is not any one thing. As he releases his second album, he’s already […]


UPDATE: SALE PRICING EXTENDED UNTIL END OF JANUARY! Early bird weekend passes are now available for Northern Lights Festival Boréal 2016, taking place next July 8th to 10th at Bell Park. The planning of the 45th edition is already under way, and as usual, the festival will feature the wide variety of music, food, artisan […]

Ein Prosit! Northern Lights OktoberFest is back!

 VISIT THE OFFICIAL NORTHERN LIGHTS OKTOBERFEST WEBSITE FOR TIX & INFO. Break out the beer steins and the lederhosen! Northern Lights OktoberFest is back with the German-inspired party of the year. October 2nd & 3rd Bell Park will be transformed into a Bavarian-style beer festival, complete with heated beer hall tents, craft beer vendors and […]

JOB POSTING: Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Job Posting: Marketing & Outreach Coordinator Northern Lights Festival Boréal Sudbury, ON Job Description: Full time, paid, one year internship Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Marketing & Communications Coordinator is responsible for building community support for Northern Lights Festival Boréal (NLFB) through: the execution of marketing and communications strategies; the coordination of […]

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