obeygearHello Friends, it seems like as good a time as any to send out a quick update from OBEY Convention headquarters, so here we go. First of all, our dates have been announced! Get your life in order to be in Halifax next spring from May 22nd to May 25th. The festival team has been working on OBEY Convention VII since October to curate what is shaping up to be our most ambitious installment to date. Artists of all kinds will be coming to town from across North America and Europe to perform at some of Halifax’s most unique and unexpected venues. We will also offer a publication, workshops, public art and sound collaborations, artist talks, and so much more. Oh, and here’s an exciting development. This spring we will be launching ART IN FEST, an entirely new international art festival that will travel with the OBEY Convention throughout the weekend. More on all of this soon!

In other news, keep an eye on this website for our upcoming digital archive program. Yes, it seems that technical wizard Evan Cardwell has been recording OBEY Convention performances since the very early days, so in the coming months, we will begin offering select concerts for download and streaming. Broken Deer’s beautiful engagement at The Khyber last year is first on the agenda.

Also, if you are in the mood for giving, please take a look at our new donate option on the info page. It feels a bit strange to ask for a hand, but as this festival expands, so does the cost. Things are so much easier when we are not losing sleep about getting this huge thing paid for. No contribution is too small or large. Thanks so much.

Okay, it was very nice of you to pay this visit to our site. See you in Halifax next spring.