Consider this: no other country on the planet can match Canada for either the number or quality of its summer music festivals. From the eye-popping mountains of British Columbia to the rugged Newfoundland shores, this country has been blessed with talented performers and stunning views.
So get ready, cause a music festival will be coming to a town or city near you. To paraphrase Mark Twain, you can't throw a rock in Canada without hitting a festival main stage.
While CBC Music does not recommend the indiscriminate throwing around of stuff, we do want to draw your attention to some of the most interesting music destination points this country offers. As our ongoing festival coverage continues, you, the reader of this blog, and the venerable music producers here at CBC will join forces to create a map of top summer festivals.
We have christened it the CBC Music Summer Festival Map, and it's simple enough for any luddite.
Here's a chance to start planning your summer vacation. Find out where and when your favourite musical party takes place by following our map below. Our complimentary weekly blogs will provide info and commentary on upcoming events and performers. You'll also get the lowdown on the headliners and discover what emerging talent to keep your eye on.
Everyone has a special memory from a festival – share yours with us
Take this comment from my previous blog. Leei1 says, “My favourite has got to be SappyFest in beautiful Sackville, NB. It's a small, friendly, terribly intimate indie rock fest that's constantly striving to expand its boundaries while remaining true to its roots.”
Or how about Karyn22, who added, “Saskatchewan can certainly put together great music festivals – I had a good time at Regina's Folk Festival last year watching k.d. lang and Dan Mangan while eating hot sugary mini donuts.”
K.d.Lang and sugary mini donuts - are you kidding? I'm there!
To get involved (and no stone throwing, please), just add your festival choices in the comments below. Tell us why they need to be on our list, because every festival has a story.
on May 02, 2012