Ever After Festival in Kitchener, Canada recently released a heavy lineup featuring bass legends such as Rusko, Excision, Feed Me, Kill the Snails, SKisM, Gentlemens Club and many more for their upcoming event that is currently scheduled Friday, June 7 to Sunday, June 9.
In order to give fans of the festival the experience they deserve, organizers are asking the city for permission to begin the festival on Thursday the 6th from 6 to 11 p.m., running through 11 p.m. on Sunday the 9th capping the event off with a newly added silent disco that will end in the early morning at 1 AM. The request of the extension was recently reported in the Canadian news by Waterloo Region Record.
The past couple years has seen a tense relationship between festival organizers and city officials in Kitchener, Ontario. In 2017 officials were flooded with 130 noise complaints about the festival. When the festival returned in 2018, organizers were given multiple restrictions from the city, including lowering the maximum noise levels in residential areas from 65 decibels to 55.
The city’s director of bylaw enforcement, Gloria MacNeil, said she doesn’t anticipate that by adding music to a weekday there will be any additional encumbrance upon the residents of the neighborhood surrounding the event. MacNeil also noted that Thursday show will not only be on a smaller stage but will feature smaller acts, which according to her, “tend to use smaller sound systems and less bass.”
While bylaw officials seem to be warming up to the festival’s presence by recommending that the Ever After Music Festival be allowed to add a fourth day, they are adamant that the maximum noise level remains capped at 55 decibels and that the event wraps up at 9 p.m. on Sunday. City councilors will consider the noise restrictions and decide at what time the festival should end at a committee meeting on March 18.