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Arkells to headline Greenbelt Harvest Picnic on Aug. 29

Hometown favourites the Arkells will headline the Greenbelt Harvest Picnic at Christie Lake Conservation Area in Dundas, the festival planners announced Tuesday. The picnic is Aug. 29 this year.

Gordon Lightfoot will also perform

Canadian band Arkells pose backstage with their award for rock album of the year for "High Noon" at the 2015 Juno Awards in Hamilton. (Fred Thornhill/Reuters)

Hometown favourites the Arkells will headline the Greenbelt Harvest Picnic at Christie Lake Conservation Area in Dundas, the festival planners announced Tuesday. The picnic is Aug. 29 this year.

The event's producer, Jean-Paul Gauthier, called Arkells the "hottest band in Canada right now." They won two Juno Awards in March, group of the year and rock album of the year.

Other bands in the lineup for this year's picnic: 

  • Bahamas
  • Iron and Wine
  • Gordon Lightfoot
  • Gregory Alan Isakov
  • Kathleen Edwards
  • Basia Bulat
  • Martha Wainwright
  • Terra Lightfoot
  • Dinner Belles

The gates for the event open at 11 a.m. and the show starts at 12 p.m. More details, including ticket information, can be found on the event's website.

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