Wavelength Presents:

Hailu Mergia + Protomartyr + Mother Tongues + Cassandra Jenkins + more: Wavelength at Luminato in the Square

June 8, 2024 @ 1:00 pm


David Pecaut Square

215 King St. W.

All Ages


Hailu Mergia + Protomartyr + Mother Tongues + Cassandra Jenkins + more: Wavelength at Luminato in the Square

Wavelength at Luminato in the Square



HAILU MERGIA (Washington DC // Ethio-jazz legend)

PROTOMARTYR (Detroit // post-punk icons, Domino Records)

MOTHER TONGUES (Toronto // electro shoegaze crew)

CASSANDRA JENKINS (Brooklyn // indie jazz-folk poet, new album out July 12 on Dead Oceans)

LAEL NEALE (L.A. // Sub Pop drone-pop magic)

Indigenous Music Summit presents: TINGE (Winnipeg indie-folk trio)

PETER ZUMMO QUARTET (NYC // contemporary trombone excursions w/ Toronto all-stars)

NJACKO BACKO (Toronto // African kalimba songs and stories)

Girls Rock Camp Guelph presents: PSYCHIC PEDESTRIANS (Girls Rock Camp grads hitting the stage)


Musical Treasure Hunt & Collective Collage by Stephanie Avery 

DIY Video Games by Dirty Rectangles
Mush Room: Art Installation by Roxanne Ignatius
Sentinels: Art Installation by Kizmet
Street Art Toronto presents: Live Painting by Julia YH

Indie Market: vendors TBA 


Saturday June 8, 2024

@ David Pecaut Square




Wavelength brings its unique Toronto independent music community vibe to the Luminato Festival for a full day of FREE programming. Branching out from its usual local scene orientation, Wavelength at Luminato in the Square will feature international guests including Ethio-jazz legend Hailu Mergia, post-punk icons Protomartyr, indie-folk rising star Cassandra Jenkins, Sub Pop drone-popster Lael Neale, and NYC experimental composer Peter Zummo, alongside local heroes Mother Tongues and more.


Art activations, installations, projections and an indie market will recreate the vibe from Wavelength’s signature festivals and year-round concerts. Bring the kids and come early for family programming including a musical treasure hunt, DIY video games, a collaboration with Indigenous Music Summit featuring Tinge, an interactive set with African music-maker Njacko Backo, and a performance by grads from Girls Rock Camp Guelph.


David Pecaut Square is fully wheelchair accessible. For all other accessibility information, please visit: https://www.luminatofestival.com/accesshub

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