MEME Festival

Dedicated to electronic musicians


The Manitoba Electronic Music Exhibition (MEME) is an electronic music event that sparked a movement seven years ago. 

Organized by a group of volunteer staff, it is a festival dedicated to audio-visual art and underground electronic music. 

“We wanted to start doing an event that was not just in clubs or in a warehouse but outside in public so more people could see it,” Nathan Zahn, the founder and director of MEME, says. 

MEME 2016 is a four-day multi-venue event that will feature live electronic acts and a fusion of music and video with installations, lightning and lasers. The festival includes outdoor concerts each day with DJs from Winnipeg and across Canada, followed up by parties at different venues. 

Headliners for 2016 include Calgary’s Jon Delerious, John Norman from Toronto and Montreal’s Nautiluss. 

The festival also organizes workshops taught by artists and professionals from around the world. This year’s workshops include classes on audio production and mastering, interactive technology demos, industry panels and discussions, and a VJ class. 

“It’s more of an artistic, creative type of festival, so people who want to hear something different – this is really going to be good for them,” Zahn says. 

Published in Volume 70, Number 27 of The Uniter (June 2, 2016)

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