The just-announced lineup for the blockbuster Quebec City Summer Festival includes The Weeknd, CBC's Searchlight names the ten finalists, and Field Trip ditches Nestle. Also in the news are SXSW, CMPA, MerleFest, BreakOut West, Music Moves Me, Fred Turner, Vans Warped Tour, Bender, and Andrew Rathbun, plus farewells to Craig Mack, Nokie Edwards, and Ken Dodd.
Feist is included in the lineup for the Interstellar Rodeo fest and Metric headlines Field Trip. Jim Cuddy receives the 2018 MusiCounts Inspired Minds Ambassador Award, and also making news today are musical Oscar nominees, Todor Kobakov, The Sorority, ticket scalping, Major Love, Fyre Festival, RootsMusic.ca, Neon Dreams, and a farewell to Brian Murphy. Videos included for your enjoyment.
BC music fans lamenting the loss of the Pembroke fest can take some solace in the Vancouver-based Westward Music Festival.
The weather gods smiled upon the Arts & Crafts-curated Toronto festival on the weekend, ensuring that sizeable crowds checked out Broken Social Scene, Feist and more.
The annual Toronto summer fest celebrates the milestone with a strong bill featuring two acts from year one, Broken Social Scene and Feist.