Welcome to The Electric Highway

Early Bird tickets for 2020 are now on sale.   Grab yours HERE.


It’s Line-up Time!

#BuckleUp baby, The Electric Highway is excited to announce our inaugural lineup! We wanted to put something special together for our first trip on the Highway and with over 20 bands in two daze, we think we have done exactly that…

Day One, Friday, April 17th Wo Fat from Dallas, Texas will be returning with their brand of Psychedelic Heavy Blues to headline night one, and we are flying in their bro’s in DUEL to share the stage with them that night too! Also laying waste to Friday night are BC’s Buzzard & CHUNKASAURUS, coming all the way from Portland, Oregon we have Hippie Death Cult & LáGoon, joining us from Montreal is PINK COCOON, and representing our amazing local scene will be Father Moon, Locutus, Row of Giants and The WORST.

Then on Day Two, Saturday, April 18th bringing the fuzz from California, we are STOKED AF to welcome back the mighty Sasquatch to headline our whole party. As for the rest of Saturday, it just wouldn’t be a party without Vancouver’s La Chinga on the bill, along with local faves Gone Cosmic, Bazaraba, and Shadow Weaver from Calgary, Crossfield, Alberta’s Set & Stoned, Hemptress from Kamloops, BC, The Sleeping Legion from Winnipeg and rounding out our first lineup, from Saskatoon, The Basement Paintings.

The Electric Highway is taking place at the Royal Canadian Legion #1 in downtown Calgary, AB, Canada on April 17 & 18, 2020. Tickets go on sale at 10am MDT on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at https://theelectrichighway.ecwid.com/.

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“All Roads Lead to the Electric Highway”

The 420 Music & Arts Festival is now The Electric Highway!

After careful consideration, we have decided to change the name of the festival to The Electric Highway. When we came up with the concept for the festival in the fall of 2016, legalization was only an idea and we had no idea what impact that would have on our festival. One would think that legalization would be positive, however, it has been more of a headache and hindrance for the festival on many levels. Between FB permanently shutting down some of our ad accounts to cumbersome government-imposed rules and regulations limiting what we could do, and various other limitations standing in our way, we made the decision to change.

The festival will still have the same focus and overall format in a new venue – Royal Canadian Legion #1 – in downtown Calgary. The art expo and marketplace will be fully integrated into the festival. We will continue to bring in great music acts from Canada, the US and around the world. We can focus on the growth of the festival without being limited in any way and still provide all our guests with a great experience.

Be sure to follow the page——> The Electric Highway and share it with others. Watch for the launch of the website coming soon as well as early bird passes going on sale soon and the announcement of the full festival line up within the next few weeks. We look forward to continuing this journey with you on The Electric Highway!

www.TheElectricHighway.ca – Coming soon

Special thanks to Mike Calhoun of Sketchy Intuitions for doing an amazing job creating our new logo. (He was the artist behind the Year 2 Sasquatch poster.) He definitely went above and beyond on this and we are so grateful

420 2020!!

We are pleased to announce that we have found a new home for the 2020 Edition of the 420 Music and Arts Festival!

We are taking the festival to a whole New Level, April 17 & 18, 2020 at the Royal Canadian Legion #1. The historic #1 Legion is located right in the heart of downtown Calgary, Alberta at #116, 7th Ave SE. The #1 Legion has amazing C-Train access, cheap underground parking and is surrounded by hotels of every level. The #1 Legion also gives us two rooms that can feature music, three bars to keep you hydrated and full restaurant service. There is also a large space for the vendor expo too. Everything we have ever wanted all under one roof! Super EXCITED and more news brewin’ too…







Please note, we do not contact every band that submits an application to play the festival.


Are you ready to do it all over again?????

The 2019 Edition of the 420 Music and Arts Festival has concluded, and we are well into the planning for 420/2020.  That will be taking place in Calgary from April 16 – 18, 2020!  Watch for all the announcements starting May 1, 2019. Make sure to follow us on Social Media so you don’t miss anything!





The Third Edition of the 420 Music and Arts Festival has come & gone! 

We want to thank all the volunteers, bands, expo vendors, stage crew, management and staff at the County Line Saloon and Town and Country Hotel, the various food vendors and all the fans who attended and took part in the various events of the 420 Music & Arts Festival this year. Special thanks to New Level Brewing Co.. for being our main sponsor and creating a great beer for the Festival as well as opening your place of business for 2 different events and to Harlo Davidson and the staff at Pin-Bar for hosting the pinball tournament. And huge thanks to everyone who worked behind the scenes to help make the festival happen. We couldn’t have done it without you. Cheers!


Ticket Special for Thursday, April 18

Take a Friend & Save Ten! Save $10+SC on a pair of advance tickets to Day One of the 420 Music & Arts Festival on Thursday, April 18th at the County Line Saloon. This discount is only available online in the 420 festival store at www.420musicandartsfestival.ca/store-2. Choose Thursday tickets and use the discount code ‘THURS420″ in the checkout and it will apply the discount. *PLEASE NOTE* This offer is valid until 11:59 pm, Sunday, April 14th.


 Returning in a haze of smoke for the third year is Calgary’s 420 Music & Arts Festival slated for the weekend of April 18-20, 2019. This three-day festival celebrates the 420 culture with a varied selection of stoner, sludge and psychedelic music and the 2019 edition promises a solid lineup of local and international talent. The full festival pass is $60 CAD in advance, with single day tickets and other ticket packages available.

The main event will take place at the County Line Saloon April 18-20, 2019 and will include the musical stylings of CrobotValley of the SunDisenchanterMark Deutrom‘s BellringerThe GrudgeGreat Electric Quest and more! Expanding the genre selection even more than past years, there is something for every rock and metal lover from groovy rock, to hard rock blues, to party metal and sludgy psychedelic rock.

Full Festival Lineup:

Crobot (Pottsville, PA)

Great Electric Quest (San Diego)
Valley of the Sun (Cincinnati)
Disenchanter (Portland)

La Chinga (Vancouver)
Mark Deutrom‘s Bellringer (Austin)
Woodhawk (Calgary)

HERON (Vancouver)

The Grudge (UK)
Mammoth Grove (Calgary)

Buffalo Bud Buster (Calgary)
Bloated Pig (Calgary)
BORT (Vancouver)
Denimachine (Calgary)
Rebuild/Repair (Edmonton)
Shadow Weaver (Calgary)

Black Hell Oil (Saskatoon)
The Baseborn Band (Calgary)
Brown Dwarf (Red Deer)

TerraGanja (Red Deer)
Father Moon (Calgary)
Row of Giants (Calgary) www.instagram.com/rowofgiants/

Ticket Prices:

Thursday $15 Advance/ $20 Door

Friday $25 Advance/ $30 Door

Saturday $30 Advance/ $35 Door

Three day pass $60 Advance / $75 Door (unless sold out)

Other multiday ticket packages are available on the website.


Event Links:

Main Event: www.facebook.com/events/2159499584293238/

Expo: www.facebook.com/events/1000439500145565/

New Level Brewery Tour & Beer Tasting: www.facebook.com/events/1216767781781769/

Pinball Tournament: www.facebook.com/events/2122446714675930/

For all news about 420 Music & Arts Festival events, please visit the following links:

Official Website: https://www.420musicandartsfestival.ca
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/420MusicAndArtsFestival
Twitter: https://twitter.com/420FestivalYYC
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/420musicandartsfestival
Travel Alberta: https://www.travelalberta.com/ca/events/420-music-and-arts-festival-6972/
Festival Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2159499584293238/
Pinball Tournament Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2122446714675930/

Media Partners:
Absolute Underground Magazine
BeatRoute (AB)
Broken Neck Radio
Calgary Metal Scene Events
CJSW 90.9 FM
The Highway
Metal Devastation Radio
Metal Master Kingdom
SKUNK Magazine

Business Partners/Sponsors:
Asher Media Relations
Be Seen Street Team
The Celestial Agency
Clearview Accounting Services
County Line Saloon
Deadly Tattoos
Dynamite Studios
From the Floor Entertainment
International Avenue BRZ
Loud as Hell Festival
Mammoth Beard Co.
New Level Brewing Co.
Sloth Records
Titan Products Group


Here it is! The final line up announcement for the 2019 edition of the 420 Music & Arts Festival!

We would like to welcome to the Festival as this year’s Headliner, Crobot from Pottsville, PA on Saturday, April 20, 2019! Crobot has had tremendous success touring and sharing the stage with bands such as Clutch, The Sword, Monster Truck and Mothership as well as with Motorhead, Anthrax, Black Label Society, Sevendust and Volbeat and more! Their list of festivals is equally impressive including Rocklahoma, Hellfest, Sonic Boom, Download Festival and Shiprocked. We think their high energy, totally kick ass show is the perfect way to cap off this year’s Festival.

We would also like to welcome Mark Deutrom‘s Bellringer hailing from Austin, TX along with Rebuild/Repair (Edmonton), TerraGanja (Red Deer) and Father Moon (Calgary) to round out the festival line up. Watch for the features on all the bands on the Festival page and in the events.


In case you missed it, we have announced a schwack of bands for the 2019 420 Music & Arts Festival.

Early Bird Passes are still only $50! Make sure to grab one before they’re gone! Passes are available at www.420musicandartsfestival.ca/store-2/.

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LA CHINGA, 420 Music & Arts Festival 2017

New to the Festival are Valley of the Sun (Cincinnati), Disenchanter (Portland), The Grudge (UK), 
Woodhawk (Calgary), BORT (Vancouver), Bloated Pig (Calgary), Denimachine (Calgary), The Baseborn Band (Calgary), Shadow Weaver(Calgary) and Row of Giants (Calgary). Returning bands are Great Electric Quest (San Diego), La Chinga (Vancouver), HERON (Vancouver), Mammoth Grove (Calgary), Buffalo Bud Buster (Calgary), Brown Dwarf (Red Deer) and Black Hell Oil (Saskatoon). Killer line up so far, and we still have more bands to announce in January!

The festival takes place in Calgary, AB,Canada April 18, 19 and 20, 2019. Join the event for all the details: www.facebook.com/events/2159499584293238/


Second Line up announcement!

We are super stoked to announce for the first time at the Festival, Cincinnati, OH’s Valley of the Sun, Portland’s Disenchanter and Calgary’s Woodhawk!! And it that isn’t enough to to get you excited, we have fan favorites La Chinga (Vancouver) and Buffalo Bud Buster(Calgary) returning. If you don’t know who some of these bands are or need a refresher course, go like their pages and listen to their music. Get familiar with some of the bands that are going to melt your faces off this year! We will have the final line up announcement in early January.

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The 420 Music & Arts Festival is  adding another new event to the festival! 

Join us on Friday, April 19 at New Level Brewing Co. for a tour of the brewery with a beer tasting. Entrance to the event is free and there will be some great draft beers that you won’t see at the festival on tap! Flights of beer will be only $5 and there were be specials on take home beer for all festival attendees. More details to come!

Tours will run on Friday April 19th in the afternoon at 1, 1;30 and 2pm.

Check out the event on Facebook at www.facebook.com/events/1216767781781769/

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The 420 Music & Arts Festival is excited to announce New Level Brewing Co. as a festival sponsor!

New Level is a Calgary based craft brewery, and we think they are a great fit with the festival. Brothers Andrew and James Ross came up with the idea for the brewery while at Maryland Deathfest and their beers are inspired by boldly flavored American Craft Beers with names and graphics that are definitely metal and stoner rock influenced.

New Level Brewing Co. will have many of their beers at the festival including draft on tap, but we are even more stoked to have them brew a special cannabis inspired 420 Music & Arts Festival beer!

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Here it is! The first of three line up announcements for the 2019 edition of the 420 Music & Arts Festival!

Last year’s festival fan favourite and crowd-pleaser San Diego’s Great Electric Quest are returning along with festival veterans HERON (Vancouver), Mammoth Grove (Calgary), Brown Dwarf (Red Deer) and Black Hell Oil(Saskatoon). We are super stoked to announce our first ever European act, groovy progressive stoner rock band The Grudge from the UK on their first trip to North America! Joining them will be BORT (Vancouver), Bloated Pig (Calgary), Denimachine (Calgary), The Baseborn Band (Calgary), Shadow Weaver (Calgary), and Row of Giants (Calgary).

Watch for the next line up announcement in mid December.

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Early Bird Festival Passes are now on Sale!

They are only $50 and will be on sale until we announce the full line up or they are sold out.  Be sure to grab yours before they are all gone!

You can get them in our Store or Here as well.

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Early Bird Tickets go on Sale Monday, October 1, 2018!

Limited Early Bird Festival Passes go on sale Monday, October 1, 2018 in the Festival store only.  They are only $50 and will be on sale until we announce the full line up or they are sold out.  You won’t want to miss out on the saving on passes. This year’s festival is going to be off the hook with more events than ever before and some killer bands including our first international act!

Grab your tickets Here.  


You can now find The 420 Music and Arts Festival on Travel Alberta!

 The Festival takes place close to Banff, Canmore and Lake Louise in the Rocky Mountains as well as numerous other attractions in the city of Calgary and the surrounding area.  Make sure to go to the Travel Alberta website and make your trip to the festival an even more memorable experience by exploring while you are here!


The 420 Music & Arts Festival Pin Ball Tournament! 


We are excited to announce that we have added a new event to the festival this year.  The pin ball tournament will take place at Pin-Bar located at 501 17th Ave SW on  Saturday, April 20, 2019.  More details of the event will be released soon. 

Check the event out on Facebook and join for updates :



Band Submissions for the 2019 Edition of

the 420 Music & Arts Festival are now closed! 

Thank you to everyone who submitted their music to the Festival Selection Committee.  We are currently reviewing all the submissions and hope to have the line up complete later in fall. We will be announcing the full line up in Early January.  Watch for the announcements on all our social media sites and her on the website! 

  Submissions for the 2020 Festival will open June 1, 2019.   Make sure to come back then and fill out the form. We’d love to hear from you!   


Band Submissions for the 2019 Edition of

the 420 Music & Arts Festival are now open!

Are you in a Stoner Rock, Heavy Psych, Sludge or Doom band and are interested in playing the festival?  We are now accepting band submissions. They will run from Monday, June 4, 2018 until Friday, August 31, 2018.  The sooner the better as we are already full into the planning stage and have already booked some bands for 2019.  Please fill out the form as completely as you can.


If you are interested in taking part in the Expo or Festival as an Exhibitor,  Vendor,  Artist, Sponsor or have your Food Truck in attendance, please fill out the corresponding form and we will get back to you shortly.



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Thanks to everyone for attending  420 Music & Arts Festival 2018! 

The turn out for year two was great as were the bands on the bill and the effort of all the artists, small businesses and sponsors who were there throughout the whole weekend.  

We are working on year three. Watch for all the exciting news as it comes available. And watch for  the early bird ticket announcement this fall.  


Here in all it’s glory is the entire lineup for 420 Music & Arts Festival 2018

Featuring headliners Dopethrone, DJ Brant BjorkSasquatchLa ChingaBuffalo Bud BusterBuzzardElectric OwlGreat Electric QuestMENDOZZAOrbital Express (Official)The Electric RevivalBazarabaChronoBotCHUNKASAURUSHERONSet & StonedHAAZESolid BrownThe MothercraftRAWOgimaa, Gin Lahey, Black Hell Oil & Pelican Death Squad!

$50 EarlyBird 3 Day Passes on sale until Friday at 11:59pm then Advance Passes are $69!

Get your cheap passes to the fuzziest, smokiest most stoniest party of the year right here:             www.420musicandartsfestival.ca/store-2 before it’s too late!

Join the event 420 Music & Arts Festival 2018 and get ready for all the good vibes to come!


Here’s the line up for the final day of the 420 Music & Arts Festival!

We are capping off this Festival with Montreal’s Dopethrone as the headliner! This is Dopethrone’s first trip to Calgary and they promise to absolutely obliterate us with their thick, destructive riffs. They are joined by two of last year’s favorites Regina’s psychedelic Orbital Express (Official)and blues-soaked trio The Electric Revival from Calgary. Add B,C,’s crushing trio of BuzzardCHUNKASAURUS and HERON, throw in some Winnipeg Doom Ogimaa – style, the driven sludge of Saskatoon’s Black Hell Oil and get the whole thing started with Calgary’s enigmatic Pelican Death Squadand what do you have? A monstrous finish to the second edition of the Festival!

We have kept 3 day passes at Early Bird prices until Friday, January 12 at 11:59pm MT. Get yours for $50 (+ s/c) and then they go to the Advanced price of $69.

Buy your passes —-> www.420musicandartsfestival.ca/store-2/

Join the Saturday Event —–> www.facebook.com/events/518321405203343/


Here is the killer lineup for Day Two of the 2018 edition of the 420 Music & Arts Festival!

Coming all the way from the deserts of El Segundo, California with the raddest crate of vinyl to DJ on 420 is the legendary Brant Bjork of Kyuss. He is joined by returning favorites Vancouver’s dynamic, psychedelic La Chinga, the down and dirty fuzz of Calgary’s Buffalo Bud Buster, kick ass rock of Bazaraba and SK’s spaced out Cosmic Doom of ChronoBot. The line up is rounded out by festival newcomers BC’s Sludgy MENDOZZA, atrippy ride on The Mothercraft (Edmonton) and the whiskey soaked, haunted blues of Calgary’s RAW.

We have kept 3 day passes at Early Bird prices until Friday, January 12 at 11:59pm MT. Get yours for $50 (+ s/c) and then they go to the Advanced price of $69.

Come back  to see who’s on the line up for Saturday at the Festival.

Buy your passes —-> www.420musicandartsfestival.ca/store-2/

Join the Friday Event —–> www.facebook.com/events/661554384232740/


The 420 Music and Arts Festival is stoked to announce the lineup

for Day One of the 2018 edition of the festival. 

 Headed up from Los Angeles for their first time in Canada, its the big and hairy sounds of Sasquatch! Joining them from California and also on their first trek to Canada will be the retro sounds of Great Electric Quest! We also have Calgary faves Electric OwlSet & StonedSolid Brown, Red Deer’s HAAZE and for the first time ANYWHERE we have Gin Lahey featuring members of Chron Goblin and Witchstone!

We have kept 3 day passes at Early Bird prices until Friday, January 12 at 11:59pm MST. Get yours for $50 (+ s/c) and then they go to the Advanced price of $69.

Check back to  see who’s on the line up for Friday 420 at the Festival.

Buy your passes —-> www.420musicandartsfestival.ca/store-2/

Join the Thursday Event on Facebook —–>www.facebook.com/events/1409803245795383/


Early Bird Festival Passes are on sale  for $50 ( +s/c) until 11:59pm Friday, January 12, 2017.  Advance passes are available starting Saturday, January 13 for $69 (+ s/c) until 11:59pm March 31, 2018 or while quantities last. Regular price passes are $89. 

All passes are currently only available on line in the Festival Store.

Festival passes give you entry to Distortion on April 19, 20 and 21 plus the Expo on Sunday, April 22, 2018 and most other 420 Music and Arts Festival Events to be announced.     

Passes are not transferable between attendees during the event. Passes will be exchanged for wrist bands which must be worn for entrance to the events.  

All passes purchased on line will be either held for pick up or shipped to you depending on your choice of delivery. Physical passes will be ready for shipping in early February.  Any passes purchased for shipping by February 15th, should arrive by March 1st.  If you do not receive you passes by the listed date, please contact us. Watch for shipping confirmation when we ship your passes.

Watch for the announcement for single day ticket sales to begin March 1. There will be very limited single day tickets available.  

All ticket sales are final. No refunds will be issued unless full festival cancellation. We reserve the right to change the line up as required due to band scheduling changes and other circumstances beyond our control.  If you have purchase a ticket or pass and are unable to attend, you can sell them to someone else. If they are being held for pickup, you need to contact us to arrange to have their name on them.

Watch for more news coming soon!



We currently are finalizing the line up and will announce the bands in early 2018.



Watch for the announcement and instructions how to submit your music for the festival! 

Please do not submit music via any other forms on the website other than the Band Submissions.