Lixar Presents: MEGAPHONO

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OTTAWA, February 5, 2018 – Lixar is proud to return to partner with MEGAPHONO for the festival’s fourth edition. From February 8 to 10, festival attendees, music industry delegates and performing artists alike will be able to further experience and celebrate Ottawa-Gatineau and Eastern Ontario music. Thanks to new elements infused by Lixar, this year things are getting turned up a notch.


Lixar is introducing MEGA-AUDIO, powered by LWAYVE, in the MEGAPHONO App. It will provide users with a new way to experience the festival: a contextual audio experience, based on where you are and when. Through MEGA-AUDIO, festival-goers will have an audio guide at the tip of their fingers. By tapping the play button, listeners can uncover a myriad of features such as artist and band interviews, artists’ music, flash events, real-time updates, exclusive content and hidden MEGAPHONO treasures.

Lixar’s MEGAPHONO app also encourages attendees to create content by sharing their favourite festival moments and submitting their feedback, comments, and suggestions. Simply hold the record button to share your favourite festival moments.

Lixar Artist Lounge

New to this year’s experience is the Lixar Artist Lounge; a relaxed space for artists to recharge with MEGA-AUDIO and MEGA-MUNCHIES.

The Lixar Lounge acts as a chill zone for artists to kick back, relax, listen to some tunes and enjoy complimentary healthy snacks, sandwiches, and beverages. Located in the MEGAPHONO Hub, it will be open from 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM on Thursday and Friday at the Residence Inn.

Artist Retreat

Lixar is excited to once more present the Artist Retreat; an initiative created by Lixar and MEGAPHONO to help provide emerging artists (like inaugural winner Trails) with creative support when producing, recording and writing music. The selected artist will become a part of a tailor-made development program, entirely focused on helping them take their first steps towards success.

During MEGAPHONO, visiting music industry delegates cast a vote for one local showcased artist that stands out to them during the festival, based on their performance and potential. The chosen artist will spend a 3-day weekend retreat at the Quyon Church Studio and will receive a coveted showcase slot at Pop Montreal in 2018.

Lixar Presents

Beyond this, Lixar is thrilled to highlight the thriving Ottawa-Gatineau music scene by presenting fourteen artists in four showcases: February 8 at Triple 7, February 9 at both the NAC and 27 Club, and on February 10 at St. Alban’s.

FEB 8 | Triple Seven, 8:00 PM
Mas Aya
King Kimbit
FEB 9 | NAC, 8:30 PM
Keturah Johnson
FEB 9 | 27 Club, 11:00 PM
Tasha the Amazon
Above Top Secret
Muzzy Legault
FEB 10 | St. Alban’s, 8:00 PM
Helena Deland

A core belief at Lixar is that music and creativity are key drivers for sustainability and vibrancy in our cities. As part of this year’s partnership, Lixar will also be presenting Jah’Kota for an intimate showcase at the Boys and Girls Club Ottawa on February 9. The show will bridge the gap between youth, music, and the surrounding community by highlighting home-grown talent.

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About Lixar: Specializes in Tech Convergence: Mobile, Data Science (Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Visualization, Engineering, Architecture), IoT, and Cloud. Focus: Connected Transportation Technology in Automotive and Aviation, Telecommunications, Sports and Entertainment, and New and Emerging Markets.

About MEGAPHONO: MEGAPHONO is a 3-day music festival which celebrates Ottawa-Gatineau and Eastern Ontario music. During the festival, International music industry leaders are welcomed to the city to share in the emerging music scene. The unique combination of industry conference, music showcases and city experience makes MEGAPHONO a music festival not to be missed.