Festival

Metric, Half Moon Run, Lights and more set to perform at the 2020 CBC Music Festival

The annual event will take place at Toronto's RBC Echo Beach on Saturday, May 30.

The annual event will take place at Toronto's RBC Echo Beach on Saturday, May 30

Toronto synth-rock band Metric will headline this year's edition of the CBC Music Festival, which will take place at Toronto's RBC Echo Beach on Saturday, May 30. 

The main stage lineup will also include Montreal indie-rockers Half Moon Run, pop artist Lights, 2018 Polaris Music Prize winner Jeremy Dutcher, Oshawa band Dizzy, and Montreal singer-songwriter Geoffroy. 

Host Tom Power will return with the q stage, which will feature performances by 2019 Polaris Music Prize-winning rapper Haviah Mighty and Haisla hip-hop duo Snotty Nose Rez Kids. The soon-to-be-announced 2020 CBC Music Searchlight contest winner will also be part of this stage.

This year's CBC Music Tent Stage will include soul singer Tanika Charles and Montreal R&B artist Tedy. And the festival will be rounded out by the family-friendly programming throughout the day at the CBC Kids Zone.

More artists, a full schedule and festival news will be announced in the coming weeks. For all updates, check back at cbcmusic.ca/festival

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As always, the CBC Kids Zone will be back and will include crafts, activities and entertainment throughout the day for young concertgoers. A food truck fair will provide a variety of cuisines all day. And there will be opportunities between sets to explore the rest of the site and meet local CBC hosts.

Presale ticket will be available through livenation.com starting Thursday, March 5, at 8 a.m. ET until 10 p.m. ET for AMEX holders, and a special CBC presale begins on Thursday, March 5, at 10 a.m. ET until 10 p.m. ET with the code "CBC2020."

Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, March 6, at 10 a.m. ET through Ticketmaster. General admission is $39.50, plus fees, and children 12 years old and under can enjoy free admission with any adult ticket holder (two children per adult).

If you don't live in the Greater Toronto Area, you can enjoy the day's performances via the CBC Music Festival live stream on the CBC Gem streaming service, on cbcmusic.ca, and via CBC Music's FacebookTwitter and YouTube pages.

Toronto synth-rock band Metric will headline the 2020 CBC Music Festival. (CBC)

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