We have several volunteer positions which we would like to fill. We need some volunteers to arrive at the festival by Thursday Aug. 3 in the evening, or early on Friday Aug. 4, to assist with setting up. We also need volunteers to assist with takedown on Sunday Aug. 6. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, cellphone number, and which days you are able to help on. If you are accepted as a volunteer you will receive a free weekend pass as well as backstage access. THANK YOU!
August 4-5, 2023, Funny Farm, Meaford, ON
Electric Eclectics returns with our classic camping-and-concerts weekend at the Funny Farm outside of Meaford, ON, featuring the Berlin duo Alexander Hacke & Danielle de Picciotto, world-renowned Thereminist Dorit Chrysler (Berlin), Toronto’s Hot Garbage, Glass Orchestra founding members Miguel Frasconi & Eric Cadesky (“Half Glass Full”) and many more adventurous and experimental performers and artists. Click on the LINEUP tab above for a full list of performances, installations, and DJs. Additional artists will be announced soon.
Attendees at Electric Eclectics can expect to see an expansion of our truly unique blend of stage performers, installation artists, and DJs, all under the open skies and glorious sunsets of rural Ontario.
Discounted tickets are on sale now — click on the Early Bird Weekend Pass tab above to purchase. All weekend festival tickets include free camping.
“Canada’s Weirdest Experimental Music Festival” — Vice
“The complete opposite of the concentration-camp experience of any given corporate-sponsored summer music fest” – Wavelength
“One of the most offbeat music festivals in Canada.” – Exclaim!
“Best festival in the universe!” – Alexis O’Hara
Sadly we are announcing the cancellation/postponement of our April 15, 2023 concert in Owen Sound. We have just heard from Berlin that Alexander Hacke has tested positive for Covid and therefore cannot board an airplane or cross the Canadian border!! We wish Alexander all the best for his health and wish him a speedy recovery. We have re-booked Alexander and Danielle www.hackedepicciotto.de to perform at our EE concert weekend on Aug. 4-5, 2023. You can purchase EE weekend passes by clicking on the link at the top right of this page. A full lineup for this summer’s festival will be announced soon! We are also working to re-book a separate EE show at Heartwood Hall this summer or fall.
939 2nd Ave East,
Owen Sound, ON
Alexander Hacke and Danielle de Picciotto are legends of their own making: Danielle de Picciotto moved to Berlin in 1987, to become the lead singer of the band „Space Cowboys“, the co-initiator of the Love Parade, and a collaborator of the Ocean Club with Gudrun Gut. Alexander Hacke is founding member and bass player of Einstürzende Neubauten. The artist couple has creatively interacted with countless international projects for two decades besides regularly releasing their own compositions.
Danielle specializes in unusual instruments such as the Hurdy Gurdy, the auto harp and the Cemence besides playing the violin and piano; Alexander is master of the bass, guitar and drums. Together they create beautiful, existentialistic, acoustic soundscapes, which roar and vibrate, simultaneously leaving their audiences shaken but overjoyed.
Supporting acts for Alexander Hacke And Danielle de Picciotto will be local performers Thresher and Osound.
To learn more about Danielle and Alexander’s music, you can read a recent interview here.
To discover why Einstürzende Neubauten is actress Cate Blanchett’s favourite band, have a look at this video clip.
Electric Eclectics launches their 2023 season with this early event, culminating with their annual summer festival at the Funny Farm in Meaford on Aug. 4-5, 2023.
A limited number of discount Early Bird Weekend Passes are now on sale!
Our artist lineup will be announced in Spring 2023, and as always, we will feature a unique program of adventurous music and art that will culminate in another unforgettable EE experience, as we have presented for the past 17 years.
From now until 11:59 PM EST on January 15th, 2023, submissions are open! We are accepting applications from musicians, performance artists, installation artists, and DJs. Go the the SUBMISSIONS page on this website and fill out the form, thanks!
It was great to go live again after two years of Covid Lockdown! We look forward to EE 2023, stay tuned for details. Meanwhile, you can read a review of EE 2022 here.
This is a cool anecdote published recently in Exclaim magazine:
Tickets for our one-day festival event on June 18 are selling fast!
On Saturday, June 18, EE will hold a one-day festival at Black Bellows Brewery at 40 Simcoe St, Collingwood. We will feature multiple live performers and DJs starting in the afternoon until late night. The lineup includes headliners Debby Friday, Lee Paradise, ZONES, Osound and more. Advance tickets are on sale now!