CBC MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2019 LINEUP AT RBC ECHO BEACH ON SATURDAY, MAY 25

Canada’s largest all-Canadian and family-friendly music festival will include headliner Alvvays, as well as mainstage acts Stars, Rhye, Cœur de pirate, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Charlotte Cardin and Exco Levi

CBC Music Festival returns to Toronto’s RBC Echo Beach for its seventh year on Saturday, May 25, 2019. The country’s largest all-Canadian music festival will include headliner Alvvays along with Stars (performing their critically-acclaimed and JUNO nominated album, Set Yourself On Fire),RhyeCœur de pirateBuffy Sainte-MarieCharlotte Cardin and Exco Levi. The q stage returns this year with acts including Peach PitHubert Lenoir, The Courtneys, Emmanuel Jal and the 2019 CBC Searchlight winner Shopé.

New to this year’s event, CBC Music Festival will also add a JUNO 365 stage, featuring  a lineup of 2019 JUNO Award nominees spanning musical genres, including Elisapie, Nuela Charles, Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar and JUNO Award winner Laila Biali.  As in previous years, the family-friendly festival will offer a CBC Kids Zone that includes crafts, activities and entertainment throughout the day. More artists, a full schedule and festival news will be announced in the coming weeks.

Presale tickets will be available through livenation.com beginning today at 10 a.m. ET to Thursday, April 11 at 10 p.m. ET. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, April 12 at 10 a.m. ET through Ticketmaster, and general admission is $39.50 +fees. Children 12 years old and under enjoy free admission with any adult ticket holder (two children per adult).

CBC Music Festival has something to offer for all ages and tastes, showcasing the best of Canada’s music scene including established acts and emerging artists. Between sets guests can explore the onsite entertainment, meet local CBC hosts and try out the best of the city’s cuisine from the Food Truck Fair.

Fans outside the Greater Toronto Area can still enjoy the day’s performances via the CBC Music Festival live stream on cbcmusic.ca and via CBC Music’s FacebookTwitter and YouTube pages.

For more information about CBC Music Festival and updates about the live stream please visit cbcmusic.ca/festival.

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About CBC Music

From Canada’s public broadcaster, CBC Music is Canada’s free digital music service connecting Canadians with the very best in Canadian and international music across all genres. Easy to navigate and available on your smartphone or tablet, CBC Music gives music fans access to over 175 online playlists plus content from the most knowledgeable music personalities and programmers from across the country. www.cbcmusic.ca

About Live Nation Entertainment:

Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Media & Sponsorship. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.

About CARAS:

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences/L’académie canadienne des arts et des sciences de l’enregistrement (CARAS) is a not-for-profit organization created to preserve and enhance the Canadian music industry and to contribute toward higher artistic and industry standards. CARAS’ mandate is comprised of four key pillars: Educate through our music education charity MusiCounts programs and initiatives, Developemerging artists through mentorship and development programs, Celebrate Canadian artists with year round JUNO Awards showcasing, and Honourmusic industry icons through the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. For more information on the 49th Annual JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) please visit www.junoawards.ca

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