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Mother Mother announced as headliner at Brampton’s New Year’s Eve Celebration; Alx Veliz also to perform

BRAMPTON, ON: As announced on November 18 at the City of Brampton Annual Christmas Tree Lighting in downtown Brampton, Mother Mother will be the headliner at this year’s New Year’s Eve Celebration. The opening act will be a performance from Brampton’s own platinum recording artist, Alx Veliz.

Save the Date
Taking place in downtown Brampton on December 31, from 7 pm to 12:30 am, the New Year’s Eve Celebration is an exciting annual event for the whole family. There will be live entertainment in the Concert Zone at Garden Square, a dance party in City Hall’s Conservatory, interactive children’s activities in the City Hall Atrium, and skating at Gage Park’s open air rink. At 9 pm and midnight, fireworks presented by the Downtown Brampton BIA will take place over the Rose Theatre.
The City is excited to also announce that Z103.5 Morning Show hosts Scott Fox, Kat Callaghan and DJ Drew will ring in the New Year from Garden Square, Live-To-Air on Z103.5. 

About Mother Mother
Vancouver quintet Mother Mother delivers melting vocal harmonies, angular guitar lines and infectious rhythms. Members of this three-time JUNO-nominated indie rock band are undoubtedly birds of a new sonic evolution. 2017 will see the release of Mother Mother’s sixth album No Culture, following the highly successful and critically acclaimed Very Good Bad Thing, with such hits as “Get Out The Way” and “Monkey Tree.” The band’s new single “The Drugs” is available now.

Information on Mother Mother can be found here.

About Alx Veliz
Hailing from Brampton, singer-songwriter-producer Alx Veliz will open the show. After his global hit “Dancing Kizomba” went viral overnight and was certified Gold and Platinum, Alx spent the last year touring the world. On New Year’s Eve he will bring his electrifying, synth-driven, Latin-rhythm-infused pop music back to his community for a special performance.

Alx Veliz is an artist whose emergence comes at a great time in music – a time when dancing rules, cultures embrace, and optimism rides high. More than that, “Dancing Kizomba” is a declaration and a call to the dance floor.

Information on Alx Veliz can be found here.

Brampton Transit will provide free service on all routes beginning at 7 pm with extended service on select routes. For information call 905.874.2999 or visit You can also use eRide, the online trip planner for detailed route and schedule information.

For more information on the event, visit


About Brampton: The ninth-largest city in Canada, Brampton celebrates a diverse population that represents people from 209 distinct ethnic backgrounds who speak 89 different languages. Brampton residents and visitors have access to state-of-the-art recreation facilities and one of the fastest-growing transit systems in Canada. Opened in 2007, Brampton Civic Hospital is part of the William Osler Health System, which is one of the largest community hospitals in Canada. For more information, visit or follow @CityBrampton on Twitter.

Natalie Stogdill
Media Coordinator
City of Brampton
905.874.3654 |