Edgefest – The 2014 Event
Toronto's number one new rock radio station, 102.1 The Edge, is kicking off another
year of Edgefest! Canada's longest-running showcase of the best new rock acts around will be hosted at Echo Beach –
Toronto's coolest outdoor venue. The dates for this year's exciting Edgefest are July 1st, July 18th, and August 16th.
in the musical hub of Canada, Edgefest is just one facet of Toronto's glittering, ever-changing music scene. If you're looking
for the perfect way to gear up for or wind down from the show, Toronto's vibrant downtown core is just minutes away. Echo
Beach itself is a state-of-the-art concert venue that features a pristine sand beach overlooking Lake Ontario, as well as
no reserved seating, guaranteeing concert-goers a more personal interaction with the performers. Get your tickets, your suncreen,
and your best buds because Edgefest 2014 is going to the hottest experience of your summer.
year's Edgefest will be an unforgettable festival, with dozens of hard rocking acts performing over the three days. Apart
from the beautiful beach and up-close-and-personal vibe, Echo Beach also features a gorgeous view of the city skyline, game
and prizes at the Edge booth, raised viewing platforms, air-conditioned facilities, delicious food and refreshing drink services.
As the longest-running rock show in the country, Edgefest is a live music experience you definitely don't want to miss.
year's lineup features the very best of new rock from sea to sea. The July 1st lineup saw premier performances from Canada's
finest, including Teenage Kicks from Toronto, Royal Canoe from Winnipeg, Matt Mays of the east coast, and Saskatoon-based
Juno laureates The Sheepdogs. The bluesy Head of the Herd, the riotous Monster Truck, and The Zolas rounded out the day.
you've already missed out? Never fear! Headlining the remaining two dates are some of the best bands around. The lineup celebrates
Toronto's finest, including alt dance icons USS, post-grunge legends Our Lady Peace, the diverse stylings of I Mother Earth,
and indie rockers Wildlife. Other Canadian talent includes Nova Scotian pop powerhouse Sloan, indie poppers Said The Whale,
and the entrancing husband and wife duet Dear Rouge. Edgefest also pulls in exciting American talents such as the punky SoCal
group Eve 6, New York chillwave group MS MR, Brooklyn electro artists Bear Hands, and legendary New Orleans drummer James
Hoping to see some lesser known rising stars? You won't be disappointed. Exciting emerging artists include Current
Swell, an awesome new indie rock band from Victoria, British Columbia. Gloryhound is another one to watch – the hard
rocking quartet from Halifax, Nova Scotia has just released a brand new video for their hit single "Loaded Gun." Be sure to
check out these hot new acts before they make it big!
Edgefest has delivered over twenty
epic years of festival goodness, and since its inception has entertained some of the biggest names in new and alternative
rock. The Tragically Hip, Spinal Tap, The Proclaimers, Blur, Green Day, the Foo Fighters, and Metric are just a few of the
numerous luminaries to have graced the Edgefest stage. Perhaps the festival's biggest coups were a pre-fame Sugar Ray in 1995
and Radiohead's first Canadian performance in 1993. More recently, Tool flew in especially to headline the 2001 festival,
and in 2009 Toronto's own Metric made a splash. Be sure to check out this year's lineup and catch a few major acts yourself!
Edgefest is one of the greenest and most budget-friendly of North America's big name music events. This
environmentally-aware festival takes pride in its cost-effective, fan-friendly experience by providing free valet bicycle
parking and a water bottle refill station, as well as allowing homemade food and one water bottle per guest inside the concert
grounds. So pack your lunch and don't worry about staying hydrated – Edgefest has you covered.
Don't want to miss your chance to see the hottest new rock and indie bands from Canada and the United
States? Didn't think so. Make the most of your summer this year and head on out to Edgefest. Be swept away by the up-close-and-personal
viewing experience offered by general admission, then carouse around the beautiful Echo Beach complex and the city of Toronto
before and after seeing your favorite bands perform. Enjoying the 2014 Edgefest with all the stops pulled is an experience
you'll be sure to remember for the rest of your life.
The only thing better than seeing your beloved band up close is
sharing the day with family, friends and other die-hard music fans. The festival, hosted by 102.1 The Edge, is more than just
a roster of upcoming and legendary new rock artists – it's the coolest thing you can do to make friends and memories
that will last forever. Bring your family and friends and get ready to scream, shout, rock and roll for your favorite band.
This amazing year of Edgefest will definitely be a boast-worthy excursion, so don't miss the opportunity to catch an established
artist or a hot new band – get your tickets now!