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CBCMusic.ca Announces Live Audio Stream of the CBCMusic.ca Festival on May 25


Festival line-up features Sam Roberts Band, Of Monsters and Men, Kathleen Edwards, Sloan, Corb Lund and The Hurtin' Albertans, Half Moon Run and more.
Special guest appearances by CBC Radio's The Debaters with Steve Patterson, Jian Ghomeshi, Laurie Brown, Brent Bambury, Rich Terfry, Tom Allen, Matt Galloway, Lana Gay and Raina Douris
 
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For fans across Canada who can't make it out to Echo Beach (999 Lake Shore Blvd W, Toronto, ON) on Saturday, May 25th for the inaugural CBCMusic.ca Festival, CBCMusic.ca announced today that there will be a special live audio stream of the concert online beginning at 3:30 p.m. ET (12:30 p.m. PT) hosted by CBCMusic.ca's Lana Gay.

This special CBC event will showcase a stellar lineup of national and international talent that includes Sam Roberts Band, Of Monsters and Men, Kathleen Edwards, Sloan, Corb Lund and The Hurtin' Albertans, Half Moon Run, Jarvis Church, Elisapie, Aidan Knight, Kae Sun, Shakura S'Aida, and Sherman Downey and The Ambiguous Case, the winner of the CBCMusic.ca Searchlight competition.

In addition to the music performances, the CBCMusic.ca Festival will also highlight some of the exceptional talent from both CBCMusic.ca and CBC Radio. This will include a special live edition of THE DEBATERS with Steve Patterson, and guest appearances onstage throughout the day from CBC hosts   Jian Ghomeshi, Laurie Brown, Brent Bambury, Rich Terfry, Tom Allen, Matt Galloway, Lana Gay and Raina Douris.

For more information on the festival, please visit cbcmusic.ca/festival.

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About Echo Beach 
Toronto's first fully-licensed outdoor beach concert venue is located on the East Island of Ontario Place, just east of the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre. The 5,000-capacity venue features a real sand beach and offers guests a spectacular view of the downtown Toronto skyline. It is a general admission venue with no reserved seating, which means fans can get up-close-and-personal to their favourite bands.  

About CBC Music.ca
CBCMusic.ca is Canada's free digital music service. For the casual listener to the hardcore fan, connect with the very best Canadian and international music, concerts and features. Simple and easy to navigate, CBCMusic.ca gives Canadians access to 50 Web radio stations, 12 distinct genre-based music communities, CBC Radio 2 and CBC Radio 3, plus content from the most knowledgeable music personalities and programmers from across the country, hundreds of concerts, playlists and more. 

About CBC/Radio-Canada 
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada's national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. The Corporation is a leader in reaching Canadians on new platforms and delivers a comprehensive range of radio, television, internet, and satellite-based services. Deeply rooted in the regions, CBC/Radio-Canada is the only domestic broadcaster to offer diverse regional and cultural perspectives in English, French and eight Aboriginal languages. 

About CBC's New In-House Publicity Team
CBC's new team of in-house publicists are delivering a comprehensive publicity service for all CBC programming and events.  For a complete list of publicity contacts and for more information including series synopses, press releases, hi-res images, video clips and bios, please visit the new CBC Media Centre at cbc.ca/mediacentre.  Follow CBC's publicity team on twitter @CBC_Publicity

To download artist bios & photos, please visit the CBC Media Centre at cbc.ca/mediacentre.

For more information, interviews or media passes please contact:
Dayna Shiskos,publicist, CBC
O: (416) 205-7973 
C: (416) 420-5241