Hillside Summer Festival 2016

July 22 - 24

Lemon Bucket Orkestra

Lemon Bucket Orkestra

LBO is a balkan-klezmer-gypsy-party-punk-band like no other. Getting their start busking on the streets of Toronto in 2010, the original quartet of guerrilla-folk troubadours quickly amassed a battalion of troops armed with brass, bows, accordions and drums, and soon the Orkestra was born. The band has been nominated for several awards, including 2 Junos, and they’ve been heralded as a ground-breaking, genre-bending phenomenon by international and local media alike. In their still short career, they’ve performed on streets and stages around the world, leaving a trail of dazzled audiences behind them, everywhere they go. 

Live, the band is a veritable juggernaut. Equal parts high precision and reckless intensity, their shows are a fully immersive experience that ranges from the ecstatic to the cathartic. Their new album, Moorka (2015) includes several re-worked folk songs the band learned from local virtuosos, while touring in Romania, Ukraine, Serbia, and Macedonia. Each chestnut is spiked with the unique blend of funk, punk, psychedelia, blues and swing, that give LBO it's signature sound.

As at home in a speakeasy as a concert hall, The Lemon Bucket Orkestra has stormed the international scene with their irresistible brass band mayhem, but far from resting on their laurels, they’ve really only just begun – moving from strength to strength as they blaze their own unique, incendiary trail to success.

Performance Schedule

  • Sunday, July 24th at 3:10pm

    Main Stage
  • Sunday, July 24th at 7:00pm

    Sun Stage