Rainbow Trout Music Festival Unveils 2023 Lineup

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Bush Lotus
Fold Paper
Ghost Twin
Ila Barker
Karina Joy
Rainbow Trout Music Festival
Viva Non

For music fans looking to discover new artists at an intimate festival setting in the pristine outdoors, the Rainbow Trout Music Festival (RTMF) might just be the perfect summer event.

The 13th annual event, which runs August 18-20 just south of St. Malo, offers three days of music with a hyper-local focus, camping, craft vendors, and more. Founded and organized by a dedicated volunteer-run group, the indie fest has a loyal audience and tends to sell out of passes every year.

Of this year's 25+ performers, many are homegrown, and span plenty of genres. This year's lineup includes indie folk/pop artist Bush Lotus, singer/songwriter Cec Lopez, post-punk band Fold Paper, Anishinaabe and settler folk-soul musician Ila Barker, singer/songwriter Karina Lawe, indie pop/folk quartet STELLAR, indie pop/rockers Tinge, techno artist Viva Non

Touring acts making their way for the fest include Winnipeg-based gloom pop pair Ghost Twin, Polaris Prize shortlisted artist Zoon, Toronto industrial techno duo Slash Need, and Calgary psych pop outfit Sunglaciers.

Other acts taking the stage include Crime Cellar, Mooki, Taylor Jackson, Cookie Delicious, Smoky Tiger, Ham, Cantor Dust, Witchy Woods, Mutable Body, Body of Intrigue, The Kaptain, Sam Gardner, Softswitch, Memory Pond, and The Sunshine Bunch.

UPDATE: Weekend passes are sold out but day passes are still available. Details at www.rainbowtroutmusicfestival.com/buy-tickets

Festival Schedule


Main Stage

7:00 PM DHID
8:00 PM Fold Paper
9:15 PM Crime Cellar
10:30 PM Ghost Twin
11:45 PM Zoon

Party Tent

1:00 AM The Kaptain

Carpet Beach

1:00 AM Memory Pond


Main Stage 

* Tweener stage performances 

12:30 PM Bush Lotus
1:35 PM Cookie Delicious
2:40 PM Softswitch
6:00 PM HAM
* Karina Lawe
7:00 PM Tinge
* Cec Lopez
8:10 PM Lev Snowe
* witchy woods
9:15 PM Mooki
* Alex & Co.
10:30 PM Sunglaciers
* Mutable Body
11:45 PM Slash Need

Party Tent

11:00 AM Drag Brunch with The Sunshine Bunch

1:00 AM Viva Non

Carpet Beach

11:00 AM Body of Intrigue

3:45 PM Open Mic hosted by Smoky Tiger

1:00 AM Cantor Dust


Main Stage

12:00 PM Sam Gardner
1:10 PM Taylor Jackson
2:15 PM Ila Barker

This event is an MB Live partnered event. For more info about MB Live, visit manitobamusic.com/mblive. For more info about partnership, please visit manitobamusic.com/partnerships.

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