Thu, Aug 8, 2013.
Are you ready to ... you know. It's rock time in Fredericton, the annual FredRock Music Festival is ready to roll, starting Friday evening (Aug. 09). The event is now in its fifth year, and past successes have allowed it to expand to three days of shows. Held at the Fredericton Loyalists Rugby Grounds, overlooking the St. John River, the show starts at 6 PM Friday evening, and both Saturday and Sunday have 4 PM start times.
Friday night's lineup features venerable Canuck rockers The Tea Party as headliners, along with Haligonian hip-hop hero Classified, Hollerado, and Wildlife. Saturday night is capped off by Buckcherry, and also includes Big Wreck, Monster Truck, Age Of Days, and the recently-added Sebastian Bach. Sunday's headliner is City And Colour, aided by Matt Mays, K-OS, and The Reason.
Single day passes are available, at $59.00 each, and the best-deal three day pass goes for $129. Find all the details at 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).