Sam Roberts Band, Of Monsters and Men, Kathleen Edwards, Sloan, more to play inaugural Festival


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 Festival, 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 more.

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 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, host of CBC Radio One’s Q. Additional talent will be announced closer to the date.

Tickets for the Festival will go on sale Saturday, March 16, at 10 a.m. ET through, all Ticketmaster outlets or by phone at 888-985-5000. Tickets will also be available at Toronto independent record shops Rotate This and Soundscapes.

Pre-sale: will have a pre-sale available for CBC audiences on Friday, March 15, at 10 a.m. ET. At that time, simply click on this pre-sale link and type in the password: CBCMUSIC

Note that the pre-sale link will not be live until that time.

General admission tickets are $59.50 plus a service charge.