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With renewed spirits and excitement in the air, we’re thrilled to unroll our full programme for OBEY Convention X, the 10th instalment of Atlantic Canada’s premier festival of free ideas in music and art. Happening May 25-28th at alternative and historic sites throughout our coastal...

With less than two months to go until OBEY Convention X, we’re excited to reveal a second wave of artists who’ll be filling our coastal city with wyrd vibes and sonic wilding. Slated to perform throughout the four-day weekend are Bolivian-American club deconstructionist Elysia Crampton, Montreal’s...

We're thrilled to share with you the first few details of our 10th annual festival ::: OBEY Convention X ::: taking place at alternative and historic venues in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Rather than pausing to look back fondly at a decade of exploration, OBEY X...

We're deeply honoured to be hosting the legendary Chicago footwork pioneer RP Boo for the third instalment of our off-season programming. We've been so stoked at the enthusiasm these shows have been met with and feel like this could be the biggest one yet! This one...

OBEY Convention X - Dates and Submissions This Spring, OBEY Convention turns 10 years old. Once again, our annual festival will consume the coastal city of Halifax with a sonic portal comprising some of today's most subversive and forward-thinking musical acts. Mark your calendars, friends: the dates...

November 20, 2016  There’s so much to celebrate! Let’s attempt an overview:  With this year’s festival (OBEY 9, 2016), Darcy and our amazing team assembled yet another provocative line-up of diverse, often under-recognized, highly talented and radical artists; built our membership base; attracted new partnerships; offered the most free,...

As you may have heard, we’ve decided not to hibernate this year: we’re presenting our first ever Off-Season Programme, which means you’ll be able to keep your ears sharp and your spirits invigorated all winter long. Starting November 19th we’re bringing five gnarly, forward-thinking artists to...

[caption id="attachment_3454" align="alignleft" width="165"] Poster by Aaron Mangle[/caption] As OBEY Convention prepares for its tenth anniversary this coming spring, we're excited to announce that our programming will be expanding; growing a little older, and a little wiser. Starting in November of 2016 we'll be hosting an...

OBEY Convention IX is here. If you've yet to familiarize yourself with our program, visit our site to see what's in store. Headliners such as experimental rapper and performance artist Mykki Blanco, NYC punk-honkers Zs, Berlin's wall-of-doom duo Nadja, Montreal's cold techno master Marie Davidson,...