Tue, Jun 11, 2013.
Fredericton's major summer rock festival, FredRock, has released the names of three more major acts coming to the August event. Now in its fifth year, the festival has been expanded to three days, happening August 9 - 11 at the Loyalist Rugby Grounds. The most recent acts announced are long-time Canadian heroes The Tea Party, East Coast favourite Matt Mays, and indie rockers Wildlife from Toronto. Mays is continuing his long-standing association with the event, as he played the inaugural FredRock back in 2009, and returned last year as well.
Those three acts join a strong list of nine others already named in the past few weeks. Also appearing will be City And Colour, k-os, Classified, Hollerado, Big Wreck, Monster Truck, Buckcherry, Age of Days, and The Reason. There's also one more support act to be named. What isn't known yet is the schedule, the times and days each group will be appearing. That information is coming out Wednesday, June 12. Three-day passes have been available so far, and on Thursday, the one-day tickets go on sale.
Tickest for FredRock are available through Ticketpro outlets, and online at ticketpro.ca, or by phone at 1-888-311-9090. For more info you can visit http://www.fredrockfest.com/
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Bob Mersereau has been covering music, and the East Coast Music Scene since 1985 for CBC. He's a veteran scene-maker at the ECMA's, knows where the best shows and right parties are happening, and more importantly, has survived to tell the tales. His weekly East Coast music column is heard on Shift on Radio 1 in New Brunswick each Wednesday at 4'45. He's also the author of two national best-selling books, The Top 100 Canadian Albums (2007) and The Top 100 Canadian Singles (2010).