CBC MUSIC FESTIVAL RETURNS TO TORONTO THIS MAY

Jan 27, 2016

  Acts will include Hey Rosetta!, Tanya Tagaq, Whitehorse, The Franklin Electric, Maestro, Zaki Ibrahim, Charlotte Cardin,   Rich Terfry   and CBC’s 2016 Searchlight winner

CBC Music Festival returns to TD Echo Beach in Toronto on Saturday, May 28, 2016. Produced by Live Nation Canada, this special CBC event will showcase some of the country’s most talented musical acts, including Hey Rosetta!, Tanya Tagaq, Whitehorse, The Franklin Electric, Maestro, Zaki Ibrahim, Charlotte Cardin, Rich Terfry and the 2016 CBC Music Searchlight winner. Much more to be announced in the coming weeks.

Pre-sale tickets will be offered through CBCMusic.ca/festival on Friday, Jan. 29 from 10 a.m. ET to 10 p.m. ET. The first 300 tickets sold via the CBC pre-sale will receive a CBC toque. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Saturday, Jan. 30 at 10 a.m. ET through Ticketmaster. General admission tickets will be available for $39.50 (plus FMF and service charges), free for kids 12 and under.
 
Now in its fourth year, the CBC Music Festival is a celebration of Canadian music for people of all ages. In addition to the musical performances, concert-goers can look forward to an onsite Craft and Flea Market and an expanded Food Truck Fair that will provide a wide variety of unique and delicious dining. Families will be able to enjoy the all-new Kids’ CBC Zone, offering crafts, activities and entertainment throughout the day.
 
For more information on the pre-sale and the festival, please visit cbcmusic.ca/festival and follow along on social media using #CBCMusicFest.
 

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Hey Rosetta!

Over the near decade playing together, Hey Rosetta!‘s collective sound has been lauded as unmistakable. The band has been shortlisted for the Polaris Music Prize, received a JUNO nomination, and been defined as one of the most poetic Canadian exports. The band’s indie-rock precision and hooky pop sensibilities are offset by the delicate touch of cello, violin (and now french horn), and cut through the most cramped club or across any vast open-air festival stage.

Tanya Tagaq

“Tanya Tagaq puts on the best show I’ve ever seen.” So raved one NYC music critic after a performance, and so rave many others, whenever and wherever Tanya Tagaq takes the stage. Tagaq’s unique vocal style may be rooted in traditional cultural form, but her expression also aligns with avant-garde improvisation, metal and electronic influences, which inform her startling and powerful creative vision. Tanya Tagaq’s 2014 Polaris Prize-winning album   Animism has made waves for its originality and artistic importance.
 
Whitehorse
Husband and wife solo musicians Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland toured in each other’s bands for years, but they put aside their award-winning individual careers in 2010 to create a new band out of their exceptional guitar playing, his-and-her harmonies, and a flair for dramatic, narrative songwriting. Whitehorse has since played sold-out shows across Canada, established itself in the USA as a band to watch, and been nominated for the Polaris Short List (2013) for The Fate of the World Depends on This Kiss.
 
The Franklin Electric
One show after another, The Franklin Electric expands their fan base with their alternative pop-folk style. Whether singing, behind his piano, guitar or trumpet, Jon Matte’s personality and desire to connect with the people is reflected through his music, and it’s only on stage that the leader and his fellow band mates discover what truly consumes the music and lyrics. After releasing their debut album across Canada in 2014, the band set their sights to Europe and Australia, supporting artists such as Ben Howard, Half Moon Run, City and Colour, Phillip Phillips and Hey Rosetta!, laying a foundation which has led to a growing success. A new album is scheduled for release late 2016.

Maestro

Maestro is a rapper, producer, actor, author and motivational speaker. His pioneering status and outstanding achievements have led to him being referred to as the “Godfather of Canadian Hip-Hop”. Maestro is a winner of two Juno Awards and nominated thirteen times. He won the first-ever Juno Award for Rap Recording of the Year in 1991.

Zaki Ibrahim

Canadian-born, South African singer-songwriter Zaki Ibrahim’s last studio project was titled Every Opposite, which was short-listed for the 2013 Polaris Music Prize. She previously released two EPs, Sho (Iqra in Orange) and Eclectica (Episodes in Purple). The later EP received a 2009 JUNO Award nomination for her single “Money.” Past musical collaborations included Spoek Mathambo, King Britt and Boddhi Satva.

Charlotte Cardin

Model by day and singer-songwriter by night, this 20-year-old Montreal gem has recently gone from full-time student to round the clock musician. The public discovered the naturally adept singer with strong technique when she appeared on the Quebec reality television competition La Voix. Although Charlotte drew several offers from well-established labels, she decided to go with the freshly ingrained independent agency Cult Nation, home of emerging indie and electronic acts Dear Frederic, Iris and Heartfelt.

Rich Terfry

Rich Terfry, host of Radio 2 Drive is from Mt. Uniacke, N.S. He has worked as a gas station attendant, a night watchman, a towel-boy at a luxury resort and holds a bachelor’s degree with a major in biology. Terfry has lived in Halifax, Montreal, New York, London and Paris, and now sleeps on a cot in the Radio 2 Drive studio. His interests include, but are not limited to - cinema, pets, invention, baseball and stories about dumb criminals.

About CBC Music.ca

CBCMusic.ca is Canada’s free digital music service connecting Canadians with the very best in Canadian and international music, concerts and features. Simple and easy to navigate, CBCMusic.ca gives music fans 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.

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