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Final MASSiF 2019 Line-up!


The final 2019 MASSiF line-up is HERE! Please welcome to the Massif family:

Helms Alee
Feminal Fluids
Arson Cult
The Dog Indiana
Rats Ass
Machines Like These
The Shit Talkers

They join Propagandhi, Summer Cannibals, Forbidden Dimension, BA Johnston, Wild Powwers, HARSH, Heavy Trip, BOOSH and White Queen in the sold-out Massif line-up.

See you Sept. 20!

Propagandhi to Headline MASSiF 2019!


We are ridiculously excited to announce Propagandhi as the headliners of Massif 2019! The legendary Winnipeg outfit has toured the world time and again, and this fall they’ll bring their politically charged, passionate punk show to Nelson!

Don’t miss out on seeing Propagandhi and all the other wicked bands playing Massif in September—buy your tickets now!

Massif 2019 is presented by our stalwart supporters, Nelson Brewing Company.


We’re back for our fourth year!

Your first MASSiF 2019 bands are: Boosh (Edmonton), Forbidden Dimension (Calgary) and Summer Cannibals (Portland OR)!

More announcements coming, so go get your pass now: Adult passes $60, youth passes $40. Early bird pricing till August 1. Available online at

But first, Le Petit MASSiF Launch Party!

Our annual launch party, Le Petit Massif, kicks off on May 25th at the Royal. $10 at the door. Come blow your minds with Massif alumni The Foul English, the Tarholes, Larch and newcomers the Adits.

See you at MASSiF 2019! Presented by our best friends, Nelson Brewing Company.

We got a British Columbia Arts Council Grant!!!

We are so excited to share that we received a big grant to help pay for our bands! Stoked that BCAC supports our mandate. If you didn’t know, this is us and why we do what we do:

About MASSiF Music Festival Society

Massif Music Festival takes place in Nelson BC, on the land of the Syilx tmixʷ(Okanagan), Sinixt, and Ktunaxa. Founded in 2016, Massif Music Festival Society is a non-profit music promotion society with a volunteer board of directors who designate roles to volunteer committees.

MASSiF Festival happens every year on the third weekend in September, at venues within downtown Nelson.

MASSiF Festival is almost entirely supported by festival pass holders and community business sponsors and donations. All of our profits go to the artists.

MISSION: To bring underrepresented music to the Kootenay region, within an intimate and unique festival experience designed to foster connections among artists and between fans, featuring a carefully curated line up of diverse, underground and overlooked musicians.

VISION: A regional music festival featuring acts conscientiously chosen to represent diversity within the underground music scene.

– Create a supportive festival opportunity for women and non-binary artists.
– Provide local bands and aspiring Kootenay musicians a place to be inspired and to perform.
– Champion underrepresented music.
– Expose rural festival-goers to music not otherwise available in the Kootenay region.

The grant is for Project Assistance from the British Columbia Arts Council (read more here: