Winterruption YEG

Music, drag, comedy, podcasts, wrestling and winter? Winterruption YEG lives up to its name, with headliners including F****ed Up, Pierre Kwenders, and RuPaul Drag Race star Kornbread "The Snack" Jete.

Winterruption YEG returns with a stacked line-up of music and comedy taking place in downtown Edmonton from Jan 25 - 29, 2023. The winter festival takes place in multiple downtown Edmonton venues.

Started in 2019 in conjunction with Winterruption festivals in Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg and Calgary’s Big Winter Classic, Winterruption YEG works closely with the local business and the arts community of Edmonton.

The mission of the festival is to provide an inclusive, diverse and representative showcase of music and comedy in a winter setting in downtown Edmonton.

Highlights of the 2023 Winterruption YEG festival

Winterruption is proud to be signatories of the Keychange pledge and we are committed to supporting diversity and equal representation in the music industry.


Festival wristbands and shows are on sale now.

Limited festival wristbands are only $49 plus service charge, with other events ranging from free to $32.50 per show.

Festival Schedule

Concerts and performances are spread across 10 downtown venues. 

  • The Starlite Room
  • Rocky Mountain Icehouse
  • The Station On Jasper
  • Soho Yeg
  • 9910
  • Evolution Wonderlounge
  • Downtown Edmonton Community League
  • Oilers Ice District Plaza
  • Temple
  • The Cask & Barrel.

See the full festival schedule here