TORONTO, Feb. 26, 2018 – Republic Live, producers of Boots and Hearts Music Festival, have released the full line-up for Canada’s largest camping and country music festival taking place from August 9-12 at Burl’s Creek Event Grounds in Oro-Medonte, Ontario.
The artists announced today include Midland, LOCASH, James Barker Band, The Washboard Union, Lindsay Ell, Russell Dickerson, Meghan Patrick, and Walker Hayes. They join previously announced headliners Florida Georgia Line, Alan Jackson, Thomas Rhett, Billy Currington, Dallas Smith and Brett Young.
“Boots and Hearts has grown into a must-attend festival since its launch in 2012 and we’re thrilled to announce the rest of this year’s artists. Fans come to Burl’s Creek for more than great music – they come for the “Boots Life” that emerges when 40,000 people come together. It’s about a sense of belonging you feel while dancing and singing to your favourite songs with the friends you came with, and the ones you just made,” said Lisa Zechmeister, Director of Booking and Development, Republic Live.
“We’ve worked hard to put together a world class line-up and we are also extremely proud that over half of our talent is comprised of Canadian artists for fans to discover. We like to be on the cutting edge of those up and coming artists; we know that today’s afternoon slot is tomorrow’s headliner, as we’ve seen with Chris Stapleton who played all four days as well as Sam Hunt (2014),” remarked Eva Dunford, co-founder of Boots and Hearts and Republic Live.
Spanning over 4 days with more than 40 artists, 60 hours of live entertainment, and many other attractions – including a spectacular LED Ferris Wheel and a 100 foot swing ride – Boots & Hearts is the largest country and camping music festival in Canada, providing fans with the greatest value for a festival experience of its kind.
“It’s extremely rare for a private festival producer to be the owner of a 600-acre parcel of land on which it plays – Republic Live is unique in that sense. It’s a pleasure to be a neighbour in this community and positively impact the local economy with the work that we do,” Dunford said.
Tickets for the 2018 festival are on-sale now; visit www.bootsandhearts.com for more information about artists, tickets, camping, and accommodations.
The full Boots and Hearts 2018 line-up includes:
Florida Georgia Line, Alan Jackson, Thomas Rhett, Billy Currington, Dallas Smith, Brett Young, Midland, LOCASH, James Barker Band, The Washboard Union, Lindsay Ell, Russell Dickerson, Blackjack Billy, Meghan Patrick, Walker Hayes, Madeline Merlo, Jason Blaine, Aaron Goodvin, River Town Saints, Kira Isabella, Bobby Wills, Maggie Rose, Runaway June, Chris Buck Band, Petric, Jimmie Allen, Sons of Daughters, Ryan Robinette, Devin Dawson, Natasha Zimbaro, Genevieve Fisher, Sacha, The Wheat Kings, Jade Eagleson, The Redhill Valleys, Cole Malone, Kelsi Mayne, and Emma Wright.
About Republic Live
Founded in 2011, Republic Live is a privately-owned Canadian live entertainment company based in Toronto, Ontario. Republic Live takes pride in creating world-class, time of your life experiences. The company works with a multitude of partners on a variety of platforms to create unique experiences for fans, artists, industry partners and sponsors. Republic Live’s flagship event is Boots and Hearts Music Festival, Canada’s largest camping and country music festival held annually at Burl’s Creek Event Grounds in Oro-Medonte, Ontario.
About Burl’s Creek Event Grounds
Burl’s Creek is Canada’s largest outdoor event venue, with the capacity for more than 100,000 people and 45,000 campers. With over 600 acres of pristine grounds, VIP areas and a farmer’s market, Burl’s Creek is the perfect destination for everything from a major music festival to a wedding, fundraiser or sporting event. Located at 180 8th Line S in Oro Medonte, ON, the grounds are 1 hour from Toronto and a 15 minute drive north of Barrie. Burl’s Creek annually plays host to Boots and Hearts, Canada’s largest country and camping music festival, Barrie Automotive Flea Market, as well as many other unique events each year. For more information, please visit www.burlscreek.com.
About Boots and Hearts
Boots and Hearts is an annual country and camping music festival event produced by Republic Live. Held at the custom designed camping and festival grounds at Burl’s Creek, the festival will take place August 9-12, 2018. This year’s festival headliners include Florida Georgia Line, Alan Jackson, and Thomas Rhett, followed by Billy Currington, Dallas Smith and Brett Young. Boots and Hearts is the recipient of the CCMA (Canadian Country Music Association) Festival of the Year Award in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 and Canadian Music Week 2015 Festival of the Year. All tickets and camping offerings are currently on sale at www.bootsandhearts.com.