Results 1 to 31 of 31

Thread: 2013 music festivals and concerts

  1. #1
    C2E Long Term Contributor
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Downtown
    Posts
    30,857

    Default 2013 music festivals and concerts

    We had a 2012 thread, here's the 2013 edition.

    First up...Tim McGraw replaces Lady Antebellum @ BVJ
    http://www.edmontonjournal.com/enter...210/story.html
    “You have to dream big. If we want to be a little city, we dream small. If we want to be a big city, we dream big, and this is a big idea.” - Mayor Stephen Mandel, 02/22/2012

  2. #2
    First One is Always Free
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Edmonton, AB
    Posts
    75

    Default

    Edmonton Rock Festival
    August 9-10, 2013
    www.edrocks.ca

  3. #3
    C2E Long Term Contributor
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Downtown
    Posts
    30,857
    “You have to dream big. If we want to be a little city, we dream small. If we want to be a big city, we dream big, and this is a big idea.” - Mayor Stephen Mandel, 02/22/2012

  4. #4
    Becoming a C2E Power Poster
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Downtown
    Posts
    255

    Default

    Boonstock Music and Arts festival. Announcements for headliners soon.

    http://www.boonstock.ca/lineup.htm

  5. #5

    Default

    Full Interstellar Rodeo line-up announced: http://interstellarrodeo.com/

  6. #6
    C2E Long Term Contributor
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Downtown
    Posts
    30,857

    Default

    ^ Interesting lineup:

    FRIDAY, JULY 26

    4:30 PM GATES OPEN
    6:00 PM JR GONE WILD
    7:10 PM DEEP DARK WOODS
    8:00 PM DEL BARBER [INTERLUDE]
    8:45 PM ALABAMA SHAKES


    SATURDAY, JULY 27

    NOON GATES OPEN
    12:30 PM MIKE PLUME
    1:35 PM GOOD LOVELIES
    2:40 PM KURT VILE
    4:00 PM M. WARD
    5:20 PM GARIFUNA COLLECTIVE
    5:55 PM DANNY MICHEL WITH THE GARIFUNA COLLECTIVE
    7:00 PM CR AVERY [INTERLUDE]
    7:35 PM SARAH HARMER
    9:15 PM SHOUT OUT OUT OUT OUT


    SUNDAY, JULY 28

    NOON GATES OPEN
    12:30 PM JOHN FULLBRIGHT
    1:35 PM INTERSTELLAR ALL-STARS, FEATURING JIM CUDDY, DANNY MICHEL, AND QUIQUE ESCAMILLA
    2:40 PM CR AVERY
    3:50 PM SKYDIGGERS
    4:55 PM AMELIA CURRAN [INTERLUDE]
    5:35 PM ELLIOTT BROOD
    6:40 PM RACHEL SERMANNI [INTERLUDE]
    7:20 PM SERENA RYDER
    8:45 PM STEVE EARLE AND THE DUKES
    “You have to dream big. If we want to be a little city, we dream small. If we want to be a big city, we dream big, and this is a big idea.” - Mayor Stephen Mandel, 02/22/2012

  7. #7
    C2E Super Addict
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Beautiful BC
    Posts
    1,657

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ajs View Post
    Full Interstellar Rodeo line-up announced: http://interstellarrodeo.com/

    Pretty decent line up. Alabama Shakes and Kurt Vile caught my eye.

  8. #8

    Default

    Alabama Shakes did a recent decent set on Austin City limits if anybody is interested.

    http://acltv.com/artist/alabama-shakes/

    I'm thinking about going but more likely to go to Calgary Folk Fest same weekend where Alabama Shakes and a better selection of artists will also be playing. We'll see.

    Interstellar Rodeo definitely a good option though.

    Whats the capacity or total tickets sold/day? I imagine this could sell out.
    "if god exists and he allowed that to happen, then its better that he doesn't exist"

  9. #9
    I'd rather C2E than work!
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Westmount, Edmonton
    Posts
    5,473

    Default

    Sadly I'll be out of town but the line-up looks great. That festival looks to be growing nicely and it's great to see more music festival options in Edmonton.

    "For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong"

  10. #10

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Turnbull View Post
    Sadly I'll be out of town but the line-up looks great. That festival looks to be growing nicely and it's great to see more music festival options in Edmonton.
    The fest is perfectly setup to be a two performance swing for artists on the weekend. Interstellar, and down the highway to Calgary Folk Fest on same weekend. Several artists playing both festivals. Win win for both to have the synergy.
    "if god exists and he allowed that to happen, then its better that he doesn't exist"

  11. #11
    C2E Super Addict
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Beautiful BC
    Posts
    1,657

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Replacement View Post
    Alabama Shakes did a recent decent set on Austin City limits if anybody is interested.

    http://acltv.com/artist/alabama-shakes/

    I'm thinking about going but more likely to go to Calgary Folk Fest same weekend where Alabama Shakes and a better selection of artists will also be playing. We'll see.

    Interstellar Rodeo definitely a good option though.

    Whats the capacity or total tickets sold/day? I imagine this could sell out.
    Wish you hadn't posted that... Just had a look at the lineup so far and now I'm somewhat undecided too?

    http://www.calgaryfolkfest.com/

  12. #12

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by expat View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Replacement View Post
    Alabama Shakes did a recent decent set on Austin City limits if anybody is interested.

    http://acltv.com/artist/alabama-shakes/

    I'm thinking about going but more likely to go to Calgary Folk Fest same weekend where Alabama Shakes and a better selection of artists will also be playing. We'll see.

    Interstellar Rodeo definitely a good option though.

    Whats the capacity or total tickets sold/day? I imagine this could sell out.
    Wish you hadn't posted that... Just had a look at the lineup so far and now I'm somewhat undecided too?

    http://www.calgaryfolkfest.com/
    If you haven't been Princes Island is just a wonderful venue for the fest and just really adds to the atmosphere. A relaxed setting that just perfectly suits a folk fest. With nice trails and forests separating the venues from each other. Unlike our own Folk Fest its not too hard to get tickets.

    Hawreluk park and Interstellar rodeo is great as well so Win Win either way.

    One other thing. At Interstellar you're going to get a younger, more hyped up crowd but with that not always the best behaved group. At Calgary Folk Fest its going to be more the laid back more appreciative, attentive audience. The type that are less interested in last call booze sales and more interested in the music. I prefer the latter. just a better vibe and you get to see the same, and much more artists.
    Last edited by Replacement; 05-04-2013 at 12:43 AM.
    "if god exists and he allowed that to happen, then its better that he doesn't exist"

  13. #13

    Default

    Open Sky Music Festival postponed according to Gig City

  14. #14

    Default

    Is this thread local only? I don't want to bombard it.
    Live and love... your neighbourhood.

  15. #15
    C2E Long Term Contributor
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Downtown
    Posts
    30,857

    Default

    Let's keep it local.
    “You have to dream big. If we want to be a little city, we dream small. If we want to be a big city, we dream big, and this is a big idea.” - Mayor Stephen Mandel, 02/22/2012

  16. #16

    Default

    This looks like alot of fun: http://hotplainsmusic.com/

    Those guys at Wunderbar are really making things happen. Much appreciated.

  17. #17
    C2E Long Term Contributor
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Downtown
    Posts
    30,857
    “You have to dream big. If we want to be a little city, we dream small. If we want to be a big city, we dream big, and this is a big idea.” - Mayor Stephen Mandel, 02/22/2012

  18. #18

    Default

    Good times for the weekend: http://www.heartcityfest.com/
    Any word on how Hip Hop in the Park went off? Cancelled due to rain?

  19. #19
    C2E Long Term Contributor
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Downtown
    Posts
    30,857

    Default

    K-Days:
    Classified, Down With Webster, Colin James, Chad Brownlee and Dallas Smith.
    “You have to dream big. If we want to be a little city, we dream small. If we want to be a big city, we dream big, and this is a big idea.” - Mayor Stephen Mandel, 02/22/2012

  20. #20
    C2E Super Addict
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Beautiful BC
    Posts
    1,657

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic Death Monkey View Post
    That's not the best line up. Bit disappointing to be honest. Cold Specks is worth seeing again but not sure if that alone is worth the effort this year? May go elsewhere this time around.

  21. #21
    C2E Super Addict
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Beautiful BC
    Posts
    1,657

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic Death Monkey View Post

    Sonic Boom lineup:
    http://sonicboomfestival.com/#

    Nothing much there of interest. Dan Mangan was great a few years back, but seems to have disappeared up his own ***** of late. Pass.

  22. #22

    Default

    Sonic Boom lineup looks incredibly mediocre this year. Really sucks that the "modern rock" festival is headlined by bands that haven't done anything remarkable since the early '00's.

    I wasn't the biggest fan of last year's lineup, but at least they had some bigger modern bands (Young the Giant, Silversun Pickups) and was headlined by a band that's done well to stay somewhat relevant.

    Edit: If this was a one-day festival the lineup wouldn't be so bad. There's some true talent in there but it's spread pretty thin over two days.
    "Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction" - Blaise Pascal

  23. #23

    Default

    http://www.heartcityfest.com/music/2013-line-upHeart of the City was TOP DRAWER on Saturday. Great weather (best since I've been going), the stages and site set-up and management were super professional. In the past, the bands have been spotty in terms of talent level this year however band after band after band were terrific.
    The highlight had to be a band called The Def in it. If anyone is booking bands and want a hip hop, groovy, soul band with great musicianship get in touch with HOTC about The Def in it.

  24. #24

    Default

    Looking forward to this new venture in Old Strathcona: bermudafest.com

  25. #25
    C2E Long Term Contributor
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Downtown
    Posts
    30,857
    “You have to dream big. If we want to be a little city, we dream small. If we want to be a big city, we dream big, and this is a big idea.” - Mayor Stephen Mandel, 02/22/2012

  26. #26

    Default

    Other than Saturdays line up, the Interstellar Rodeo was a fantastic event. I found yesterday was the best by far. From the Skydiggers right through to Steve Earl, I found all the artist were truly enjoying themselves on stage. Eliot BROOD was probably the best act I have seen live in quite some time. They warmed the tent up quite well.
    And I hope Serena Ryder does not lose her pure joy of interacting with the crowd.

  27. #27

    Default

    Was at Interstellar Rodeo last night. Next to the Folk Festival this is my favourite summer event in Edmonton. The Heritage Amphitheatre is a magical venue. Amazing vibe and amazing artists. Gonna go more than one night next year.

  28. #28

    Default

    This sounds fantastic: http://www.upndowntown.com/index.html The inclusion of the library theatre as a venue is exciting. This is what I was hoping for when the Indy Week was doing music as part of the festivities.

  29. #29
    C2E Long Term Contributor
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Downtown
    Posts
    30,857
    “You have to dream big. If we want to be a little city, we dream small. If we want to be a big city, we dream big, and this is a big idea.” - Mayor Stephen Mandel, 02/22/2012

  30. #30
    C2E Long Term Contributor
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Downtown Edmonton
    Posts
    46,276

    Default

    So I hear, tempted to check it out.
    www.decl.org

    Ottawa-Edmonton-Vancouver-Edmonton

  31. #31

    Default

    The Artery was the place to be last night for local music lovers:
    Ben Disaster -- very good
    Jeff Stuart and The Hearts -- Always solid. Played some new tunes. Looking forward to the new record
    The Fortrelles -- I ask you, what could possibly be wrong with three sexy young ladies with great voices singing some of the 20th centuries greatest tunes (Motown) backed by a tight, rockin' band?

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •