London Ontario Live Arts Festival

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The London Ontario Live Arts Festival also known as LOLA fest, took place every year in London, Ontario Canada, the third week of September, in its downtown core from 2007 to 2010. The festival was not a music festival but a hugely imaginative live arts festival from well-known and emerging artists. The impact of immense projections, interactive drama, acclaimed musical and dance performances, and the involvement of major organizations from around the country, including extensive municipal support create a truly unique event with great artistic impact to its community. For example, LOLA 2007 featured Brian Eno's Canadian Premiere of 77 Million Paintings.

The festival got its start as a one-day street festival in 2006 and expanded to the three-day format in 2007. LOLA 2007 and LOLA 2008 were curated by Ian Doig Phaneuf (music) and Paul Walde (visual art).

As of 2011 the LOLA festival is "on hiatus".[1]


Featured Artists:[2]

LOLA 2007: September 20, 21, 22, 2007,[3] Music: Prefuse 73, Stop Die Resuscitate, OK Cobra, Figure & Ground, Thesis Sahib, Toolshed, Grizzly Bear (band), Final Fantasy, Basia Bulat, Video Hippos, Shad, Beach House, The Barmitzvah Brothers, Two Minute Miracles, Holy Fuck, DD/MM/YYYY, Feuermusik, Raised by Swans, Geoff Berner, Old Man Luedecke, Carolyn Mark, Jenny Omnichord, The Boy From E.T., Constantines, Akron/Family, Hylozoists, Meligrove Band, Ohbijou, Torngat, The Acorn, Wooden Stars, Tusks, Sandro Perri, Great Aunt Ida, Snailhouse, Laura Barrett, Mantler, The Postage Stamps, What Seas What Shores, The Knaves

Visual Art: Brian Eno, Sigi Torinus and Jose Seone and blackhole factory, Laura Kavanaugh and Ian Birse, 6, Kevin Curtis Norcross, mr ghosty, Michael Chapin

LOLA 2008: September 18, 19, 20, 21, 2008,[4] Music: Do Make Say Think, Holy Fuck, The Drift, Plants and Animals, Hylozoists, Megasoid, We Are Wolves, Off The International Radar, Sandro Perri and Friends, Laura Barrett, Thunderheist, Woodhands, Lowfish, Feuermusik, Muskox, Bocce (band), Jokers Of The Scene, Tin, Olenka and the Autumn Lovers

Visual Art: Michael Chapin, David Dyment, Brendan Fernandes, Michelle Gay, Rich Jacobs, Kelly Mark, Taylor McKimens, David Merritt, David Poolman and Roman Tkaczyk, Laurel Woodcock, and the Metalogos exhibition at the Forest City Gallery featuring: Christian Bök, Paul Dutton, Nobou Kubota, Beth Learn, Steve McCaffery, Sylvia Ptak, W. Mark Sutherland, Francesca Vivenza, Darren Wershler-Henry

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  1. ^ Creative event on hiatus, "The London Free Press", June 4, 2011, accessed June 4, 2011.
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