Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

January 21, 2016 13:30 ET

Winterlude's Sub-Zero Concert Series Will Showcase Canadian Artists

GATINEAU, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Jan. 21, 2016) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, is pleased to welcome the artists who will liven up Confederation Park at the Sub-Zero Concerts during the 38th edition of Winterlude. This year, in addition to becoming an immense snow playground, Canada's Capital Region will showcase a number of Canadian artists throughout the weekends of Winterlude.

Canadian superstar Gregory Charles and the percussion and musical group Insolita will kick off the winter festival on Friday, January 29.


Start planning evenings with some great music by Canadian artists at the #SubZeroConcerts! @Winterlude

Quick Facts

  • The Sub-Zero Concert Series features six acts who will be performing at 7:30 p.m. every Friday and Saturday evening on the Confederation Park stage. The concerts will take place throughout the Winterlude period, from January 29 to February 15, 2016.
  • January 29, 2016: Insolita will warm up the crowd before the official kickoff of the festivities. This percussion group offers visual and musical performances featuring multidisciplinary artists, dancers, acrobats, musicians and fire handlers. (
  • January 29, 2016: Multi-talented artist Gregory Charles will launch the celebration. (
  • January 30, 2016: A Tribe Called Red, a group of three Aboriginal DJs, combines electronic music and traditional powwow rhythms. (
  • February 5, 2016: Singer-songwriter-composer Terra Lightfoot is an artist of many talents who developed her own style by adding a touch of rock to her repertoire. (
  • February 6, 2016: The group Misteur Valaire is characterized by its electro-jazz-hip-hop-rock influences and unusual sound clips. (
  • February 12, 2016: Hilotrons combines electro pop and the experimental. The group's dynamic performances always get the audience moving. (
  • February 13, 2016: The duo Whitehorse, made up of Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland, is making waves across the country with their Americana-style music. (


"In addition to being the largest snow playground on the continent, Winterlude provides a great opportunity to discover the talent of our artists! This amazing concert series, free of charge, will welcome many musicians to the Confederation Park stage. I invite you to come dance to their music and enjoy the electrifying evenings in this unique winter setting."

-The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage

Associated Links

Program for Winterlude 2016 Unveiled - Start Planning Your Winter Outings Today!

Backgrounder - The 38th edition of Winterlude

Winterlude Is Coming! Be Part of the Team that Makes It All Happen!

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Contact Information

  • Christine Michaud
    Director of Communications
    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage

    Media Relations
    Canadian Heritage