Everything you need to know about the 2019 CBC Music Festival

From set times to food trucks, all your festival questions can be answered here.

From set times to food trucks, all your festival questions can be answered here

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We are only a few sleeps away from the 2019 CBC Music Festival, a full day of music, food and fun at Toronto's RBC Echo Beach. Our all-Canadian lineup is guaranteed to entertain audiences — in person and via live-stream for those who can't attend.

For full details of everything happening at this year's festival, scroll down and find out every act performing, every food truck serving up tasty dishes and every fun activity you can partake in for free!

To keep up with the day's events, follow us at @CBCMusic and make sure to use the hashtag #CBCMusicFest.


Festival time: Gates open at 1:30 p.m., festival ends at 11 p.m.

How to get tickets: Tickets are still available at Ticketmaster. Children 12 years old and under can attend for free!

How to watch if you're not in Toronto: Head to for a full stream of the festival's main and q stages, or CBC Music's Facebook page for Facebook Lives of individual sets from the same stages.

How to watch after the event: Tune in to CBC-TV on Saturday, July 1, at 7 p.m. local, 7:30 p.m. NL, for a one-hour special featuring performances and interviews with Alvvays, Stars, Coeur de pirate, Buffy Sainte-Marie and more.

How to listen after the event: Canada Live will air highlights from the festival on May 31 and June 7 on Radio One at 2 p.m. ET, 2:30 p.m. NL, and June 3 and 10 on CBC Music at 7 p.m. ET, 7:30 NL. 


This year's CBC Music Festival will feature five stages showcasing a wide array of acts. Set times for each stage are below:

Main stage

  • Exco Levi: 2:15-2:55 p.m.
  • Charlotte Cardin: 3:15-3:55 p.m.
  • Buffy Sainte-Marie: 4:20-5:05 p.m.
  • Coeur de pirate: 5:25-6:10 p.m.
  • Rhye: 6:35-7:20 p.m.
  • Stars: 8:00-9:00 p.m.
  • Alvvays: 9:45-11:00 p.m.

q stage

  • Shopé: 1:55-2:15 p.m.
  • Narcy: 2:45-3:15 p.m.
  • Emmanuel Jal: 3:45-4:20 p.m.
  • The Courtneys: 4:40-5:25 p.m.
  • Hubert Lenoir: 5:50-6:35 p.m.
  • Peach Pit: 7:00-8:00 p.m.
  • DJ NDN: 8:45-9:45 p.m.

Junos 365 stage

  • Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar: 2:45-3:15 p.m.
  • Gabrielle Shonk: 3:50-4:20 p.m.
  • Laila Biali: 4:55-5:25 p.m.
  • Nuela Charles: 6:05-6:35 p.m.
  • Elisapie: 7:15-8:00 p.m.

Comedy stage (Set times coming soon) 

  • Tallboyz Panel: 6:15 p.m.
  • Jordan Pines: 7:25 p.m.
  • Coko Galore: 7:30 p.m.
  • Joel Buxton: 7:35 p.m.
  • Hoodo Hersi: 7:40 p.m.
  • Sandra Battaglini: 7:45 p.m.
  • Nick Nemeroff: 9:05 p.m.
  • Carol Zoccoli: 9:10 p.m.
  • Ivan Decker: 9:15 p.m.

CBC Kids' Zone

  • TBD: 3:00-3:20 p.m.
  • Stars: 4:00-4:20 p.m.
  • Peach Pit: 4:50-5:10 p.m.
  • DJ NDN: 5:40-6 p.m.


Aside from the music, there are a number of other fun things you can do at the festival this year, from free make-up and hair transformations to photo opportunities.

CBC Music tent

  • Customize your own T-shirts.
  • Learn about CBC Listen, a one-stop destination for all your favourites from CBC Radio One, CBC Music and CBC Podcasts.

CBC Kids' Zone

  • Make your own rainbow tambourine with True from True and the Rainbow Kingdom.
  • Digital dress up.
  • Participate in magic demos and cardistry with Joey and Brad from the Thrillusionists.
  • Get temporary tattoos.
  • Glam up with rock 'n' roll make-up and hair. 

CBC q stage

  • T-shirt cannon

CBC Toronto tent

  • Take your picture or GIF with CBC Toronto's photo booth.
  • Grab limited edition CBC swag. 

CBC Arts tent

  • Get hand-drawn temporary tattoos from the female and non-binary artists of the series, Art Hurts.

CBC Podcast tent

  • Make your own tote bag.
  • Find out what podcast fits your personality.
  • Grab surprise CBC swag.

Food: This year's food truck expo will have something for everyone. Here are all the participating food trucks:

  • The Funnel Cloud
  • Mighty Fine Brine
  • FeasTO
  • Get Your Own Taters
  • Heirloom
  • I Love Churros
  • Kathi Roll Express
  • Maestro Mac N Cheese
  • Poutine Supreme
  • Gogi
  • Rancho Relaxo
  • Brewing Bean
  • Curt's Cold Brew
  • Summertime Lemonade
  • Tropic Love Concessions

Craft flea market vendors:

  • Fierce Deer Jewelry.
  • Outpost Vintage
  • Reynah Armure
  • Take a Load Off, Fannies
  • Wax on Wheels

Other activities and information

Bicycles: There will be a complementary bike valet onsite.

Rafts: Rent your choice of stand-up paddle boards, turbo tubes and two-person non-tip yaks from GrandRiver Rafting. It'll cost $10 per person for 30 minutes. (Cash only.)

Water refills: A free water station is available onsite.

ATMs: Available onsite.

Hearing devices: Please note that hearing devices are not available at this venue.

What you can bring: homemade food wrapped in plastic; blankets; low-profile lawn chairs; small collapsible umbrellas; one sealed plastic bottle of water; refillable water bottles and non-professional cameras (point-and-shoots, disposables); strollers.

What you cannot bring: alcohol; narcotics or illegal substances; cans; glass bottles; laser pens/pointers; audio/video recording devices; pro cameras with detachable lenses; glow sticks; any object that can be used as a projectile or weapon.

See you there!