For over a year now, CBC Music has been bringing you streams, features and concerts from your favourite musicians, so it only made sense to take that next step.
With that, we’re happy to announce the inaugural CBCMusic.ca Festival on Saturday May 25, 2013, with headliners the Sam Roberts Band and Of Monsters and Men, and also featuring Kathleen Edwards, Sloan, Corb Lund (and the Hurtin’ Albertans), Half Moon Run, Jarvis Church, Elisapie, Aidan Knight, Kae Sun, Shakura S’Aida and Sherman Downey and the Ambiguous Case, winners of the inaugural CBCMusic.ca Searchlight competition.
Update: The festival is all-but sold out, so for those who can't make it out to the festivities, don't worry, we will also be live-streaming the entire concert, beginning at 3:30 p.m. ET (12:30 p.m. PT) and hosted by CBC Music's Lana Gay. There are only a handful of tickets left at Rotate This and Soundscapes in Toronto.
Listen to the CBCMusic.ca Festival playlist.
You've probably heard this Of Monsters and Men song everywhere, so let us put a name to a song for you with this video of "Little Talks."
It all goes down Saturday, May 25, at Toronto’s Echo Beach, rain or shine, so pack your umbrellas and your beach wear, because this is one concert you won’t want to miss. Doors open at 2 p.m.
In addition to the music, the CBCMusic.ca Festival will also include a special live edition of The Debaters with award-winning host and comedian Steve Patterson, as well as guest appearances by a number of CBC hosts, including Jian Ghomeshi, Laurie Brown, Brent Bambury, Rich Terfry, Tom Allen, Matt Galloway, Lana Gay and Raina Douris.
Tickets for the CBCMusic.ca Festival will go on sale Saturday, March 16, at 10 a.m. ET through Ticketmaster.ca, all Ticketmaster outlets or by phone at 855-985-5000. Tickets will also be available at Toronto independent record shops Rotate This and Soundscapes.
General admission tickets are $59.50 plus a service charge.
2:45 Shakura SÀida
3:45 Jarvis Church
4:35 Corb Lund
6:55 Kathleen Edwards
8:15 Of Monsters and Men
9:45 Sam Roberts Band
3:15 Kae Sun
4:00 The Debaters
5:10 Aidan Knight
7:40 Half Moon Run
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on Mar 12, 2013