NYE 2019 Presented by Eastlink
Grand Parade, Outside City Hall
10:45 p.m. – midnight
Grand Parade will play host to a Live television broadcast this year. Ring in the new year with your best friends and family Downtown Halifax. Once again we have two incredible Canadian Artists and midnight Fireworks. Join us at the largest outdoor New Year's Eve celebration in Atlantic Canada with musical performances by Said the Whale and Zaki Ibrahim. We'll also have a DJ before the show starts and some free giveaways.
Said The Whale
Juno Award-winning Vancouver-based indie rock band. After more than a decade together, Said The Whale have arrived at the purest version of themselves. Cascadia is the Vancouver trio’s sixth album, and it sounds like quintessential Said The Whale: with a big-hearted blend of indie rock and atmospheric folk, it perfects all of the elements that have propelled the band to JUNO Award-winning, radio chart-topping success.
“Zaki Ibrahim has gathered new methods, sounds, and communities, recombining old ideas to make something all her own. This analog/digital, past/future, sensory/tactical approach to music-making is her hallmark. On 'The Secret Life of Planets' (a title that riffs on a kitschy 1979 Stevie Wonder album), she flexes this musical vision—helped by Toronto producers/instrumentalists Alister Johnson and Casey MQ—with singular focus and nuanced whimsy. Try, but it’s very difficult to pick a favorite patch of sound from the Planets’ 13 tracks, her best album to date. Despite its title, The Secret Life Of Planets is less liturgical science fiction and more soulful and sublime, focusing on cosmos of human experience.” - Pitchfork.
2013 Polaris Prize Shortlisted
2013 South African Music Award Nominated
2018 Polaris Prize Long-listed