NEW GLASGOW – The New Glasgow Jubilee will be “Rockin’ the River” Aug. 1-3 with an all-star lineup that features Sam Roberts Band, Steven Page, Danko Jones, Crash Karma and much more.
Sunday, Aug. 3 the Jubilee stage will welcome Canadian musical icon Steven Page. Page, who enjoyed two decades of success as the lead singer and co-founder of The Barenaked Ladies, is now touring with his new six-piece band of multi-instrumentalists.
The Steven Page live show contains everything you would expect and more. His set features new songs and reworked arrangements of BNL classics all punctuated with Steven’s trademark humour and one of the most distinctive and powerful voices in music today.
Montreal rockers, and six time Juno winners Sam Roberts Band (SRB) will headline the Jubilee Saturday. The band’s 2001 debut release, The Inhuman Condition, became one of the bestselling independent releases in Canadian music history. They are currently touring Lo Fantasy, the band’s fifth album. The lead single “We’re All In This Together” went to No. 1 in Canada and No. 1 on rock radio charts.
The Jubilee kicks off Friday, Aug. 1, with Danko Jones, who over the course of six albums, has forged a singular brand of rock ‘n’ roll that draws equally from blues, garage, hard rock, power pop and indie rock. Jones has provided some epic rock memories in the past on the East Coast, at Halifax Pop Explosion and opening for Guns N’ Roses in 2010.
Bonafide Can-Rock super-group, Crash Karma, will open for Danko Jones on Friday night. Crash Karma is comprised of singer Edwin (formerly of I Mother Earth), guitarist Mike Turner (ex- Our Lady Peace), drummer Jeff Burrows (The Tea Party) and bassist Amir Epstein (Zygote).
Returning to the Jubilee stage is Cape Breton indie rock ensemble Tom Fun Orchestra, and two-time 2014 ECMA winners The Town Heroes, who blew everyone away at last year's Jubilee with an incredible sound energy from this two-piece rock act.
Also returning is Alert The Medic, who are out this year with their much anticipated follow up to We The Weapon. Their Jubilee performance will be their hometown album release show for The Phantom Moves.
The Late Night Stage at the Acro Lounge & Eatery will be back this year. Friday night there will be a ReverbNation artist and Black City Avenger, while Lead Mule and Alert the Medic will take the stage on Saturday. Machete and Rain Over St. Ambrose close out the Late Night Stage on Sunday night. There is a cover charge of $10 each night.
Weekend early bird passes go on sale April 19 and are $60 (including tax and surcharge). The Jubilee is also offering a very limited number of VIP early bird weekend passes for $120 (including tax and surcharge). This pricing is in effect only until May 2 and quantities are limited at this price.
Ticket prices vary for daily and youth passes, which go on sale May 3. Visit the website for details. Attendance for the event will be capped at 5,000 per night.
The New Glasgow Jubilee is an all-ages event. Children 12 and under are free and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
There will be a licensed area available for those 19 and over (ID’s are required). Gates open at 6 p.m. each night.
Tickets are available beginning April 19 by visiting: http://www.ticketpro.ca/.
The festival main stage line up for the award winning music festival (in the order they appear each night) is as follows:
Friday, Aug. 1: ReverbNation Artist TBA, Alert The Medic, Crash Karma, Danko Jones and The Town Heroes.
Saturday, Aug. 2: Rain Over St. Ambrose, Kim Wempe, Adam Baldwin, Sam Roberts Band and Scientists of Sound.
Sunday, Aug. 3: SoHo Ghetto, Carleton Stone, Mo Kenney, Steven Page and Tom Fun Orchestra.