Canada Day 2015: Magic!, Francesco Yates headline Parliament Hill show

Toronto-based pop artists Magic! and Francesco Yates will headline this year's Canada Day celebration on Parliament Hill, it was revealed on Monday.

Canada's 148th birthday brings artists from Toronto, Alberta, Quebec, Manitoba, Nunavut

Magic! poses backstage after winning the Juno for Single of the Year at the 2015 Juno Awards. (Peter Power/Canadian Press)

Magic!, Francesco Yates, Gord Bamford and Marc Dupré will headline this year's Canada Day celebration on Parliament Hill.

Heritage Minister Shelly Glover revealed the lineup for Canada's 148th birthday celebration on Monday morning.

The Noon ET show, which airs live on CBC Television and CBC.ca, will feature a strong pop contingent from Toronto in Magic! and Francesco Yates.

Francesco Yates, an 18-year-old Toronto singer, will perform on Canada Day 2015 on Parliament Hill. (John Rieti/CBC)
Australian-born but Alberta-raised, country singer Gord Bamford will also grace the stage on Canada Day, as will Quebec's Marc Dupré and Jonas & the Massive Attraction (Montreal, Que.).

Andee (Lévis, Que.), The Jerry Cans (Iqaluit, Nunavut) and The Bishop Grandin Marching Ghosts (Calgary, Alta.) will also perform.

Cassidy Mann (Winnipeg, Man.) will sing the national and royal anthems.

Each artist will also play during the night show beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET except The Jerry Cans and The Bishop Grandin Marching Ghosts, Glover announced.

The minister also said one other artist will perform on Canada Day, but the name will be announced at a later date.


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