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16 hot summer music festivals across Canada

By: Andrea Karr
16 hot summer music festivals across Canada

Cavendish Beach Music Festival Author: Andrea Karr

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16 hot summer music festivals across Canada

By: Andrea Karr

Take it from us—your summer won't be complete without a weekend spent at one of Canada's amazing music festivals. Here are 16 from across the country for 2016.

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16 hot summer music festivals across Canada

Craven Country Jamboree

Where: Craven, Sask. When: July 14-17, 2016 Lineup: Eric Church, Zac Brown Band, Alabama and Kacey Musgraves are the big draws for this year’s jamboree. Cost: The cost for four-day general admission is currently $205.

Read more: Website: countrythunder.com
By: Andrea Karr Source: Instagram @ccjsask

16 hot summer music festivals across Canada

WayHome Music & Arts

Where: Oro-Medonte, Ont. When: July 22-24, 2016 Lineup: LCD Soundsystem, Arcade Fire, The Killers, Haim and Metric will headline at this trendy fest’s second year. Cost: Regular weekend passes range from $250 to $280 with VIP at $600. If you want to camp but don’t have all the supplies, pay $500 for a tent, 2 air mattresses, 2 sleeping bags with pillows, a solar lite and your own campsite (a single site runs at $130).

Read more: Website: wayhome.com
By: Andrea Karr Source: WayHome Music & Arts

16 hot summer music festivals across Canada

Edmonton Folk Music Festival

Where: Edmonton, Alta. When: August 4-7, 2016 Lineup: TBA Cost: TBA. Last year’s non-transferable adult pass was $179, while single day passes ranged from $63 to $73.

Read more: Website: edmontonfolkfest.org
By: Andrea Karr Source: Edmonton Folk Music Festival

16 hot summer music festivals across Canada

CBC Music Festival

Where: Toronto, Ont. When: May 28, 2016 Lineup: The all-Canadian lineup includes Hey Rosetta!, Tanya Tagaq, The New Pornographers and Alvvays. Cost: $39.50

Read more: Website: music.cbc.ca
By: Andrea Karr Source: Instagram @shamairah

16 hot summer music festivals across Canada

Festival D'Été de Québec

Where: Quebec City, Que. When: July 7-17, 2016 Lineup: Sting & Peter Gabriel, Selena Gomez, Brad Paisley, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Ramstein will all grace the stage. Cost: $90-$100 for a festival pass

Read more: Website: infofestival.com
By: Andrea Karr Source: Renaud Philippe

16 hot summer music festivals across Canada

Pemberton Music Festival

Where: Pemberton, B.C. When: July 14-17, 2016 Lineup: The big headliners include Pearl Jam, The Killers and J.Cole. Other acts to check out: Snoop Dogg, Billy Idol and comedy act Cheech and Chong. Cost: $315 for the four-day festival—or go Super VIP for $1,799 and ride a golf cart taxi around the grounds, hang out in an air-conditioned VIP lounge and receive a special welcome package

Read more: Website: pembertonmusicfestival.com
By: Andrea Karr Source: Pemberton Music Festival

16 hot summer music festivals across Canada

RBC Bluesfest

Where: Ottawa, Ont. When: July 7-17, 2016 Lineup: Many big names will play this year’s festival including Red Hot Chili Peppers, Duran Duran, Brad Paisley, The Lumineers and Thomas Rhett. Cost: The full festival pass is $229. Single day and three-day passes are also available.

Read more: Website: ottawabluesfest.ca
By: Andrea Karr Source: Instagram @ottawabluesfest

16 hot summer music festivals across Canada

Dauphin's Countryfest

Where: Dauphin, Man. When: June 30 to July 3, 2016 Lineup: Lady Antebellum, Thomas Rhett and Aaron Pritchett—and many more! Cost: Weekend passes are $239, while VIP run up to $619 and single day passes are $89 each.

Read more: Website: countryfest.ca
By: Andrea Karr Source: Dauphin's Countryfest

16 hot summer music festivals across Canada

Osheaga Festival Musique et Arts

Where: Montreal, Que. When: July 29-31, 2016 Lineup: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lana Del Rey, Radiohead and Death Cab for Cutie will be taking the stage. Cost: General passes $310, while gold passes are $575 and platinum passes are $925 (which includes fast-lane entry, premium viewing, VIP bathrooms, free water and snacks and shuttle service).

Read more: Website: osheaga.com
By: Andrea Karr Source: Instagram @jheychase

16 hot summer music festivals across Canada

Cavendish Beach Music Festival

Where: Cavendish, P.E.I. When: July 8-10, 2016 Lineup: Country goodies will perform such as The Band Perry, Blake Shelton, Emerson Drive, Kenny Chesney and Dean Brody. Cost: $189.50 for a weekend pass or $499-599 for special seating.

Read more: Website: cavendishbeachmusic.com
By: Andrea Karr Source: Cavendish Beach Music Festival

16 hot summer music festivals across Canada

Rock the Shores

Where: Colwood, B.C. When: July 22-24, 2016 Lineup: Big names include City and Colour, Metric, Arkells, The Cat Empire and The New Pornographers. Cost: $150 (but single day passes range from $25 to $65). Bundle with Rifflandia music fest (September 15-18) and pay only $225 for both festivals.

Read more: Website: rocktheshores.com
By: Andrea Karr Source: Instagram @rocktheshores

16 hot summer music festivals across Canada

Field Trip

Where: Toronto, Ont. When: June 4 & 5, 2016 Lineup: The National, Robyn, July Talk and Santigold will bring the crowds. Cost: A weekend pass is $125, with VIP at $200. The day rate is $75 ($125 for VIP).

Read more: Website: fieldtriplife.com
By: Andrea Karr Source: Instagram @fieldtriplife

16 hot summer music festivals across Canada

Rifflandia

Where: Victoria, B.C. When: September 15-18, 2016 Lineup: Headliners include Michael Franti, Wolf Parade and X Ambassadors. Cost: $165 for the full festival. Bundle with Rock The Shores music fest (July 22-24) and pay only $225 for both festivals.

Read more: Website: rifflandia.com
By: Andrea Karr Source: Rifflandia

16 hot summer music festivals across Canada

Winnipeg Folk Fest

Where: Birds Hill Park, Man. When: July 7-10, 2016 Lineup: Mainstage headliners include Sam Roberts Band, Ryan Adams and The Shining, The Head and the Heart and Loudon Wainwright III. Cost: $223 to $243 for a full festival pass (with camping it ranges from $258 to $318). Single day tickets range from $65 to $90.

Read more: Website: winnipegfolkfestival.ca/folk-fest/
By: Andrea Karr Source: Instagram @winnipegfolkfestival

16 hot summer music festivals across Canada

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal

Where: Montreal, Que. When: June 29 to July 9, 2016 Lineup: The “legends” at this year’s festival include Pat Metheny, Vic Vogel, Charlie Haden and Aretha Franklin. Cost: Tickets are sold individually for each performance and prices vary.

Read more: Website: montrealjazzfest.com
By: Andrea Karr Source: Instagram @festivaljazzmtl

16 hot summer music festivals across Canada

Big Valley Jamboree

Where: Camrose, Alta. When: July 28-31, 2016 Lineup: This country music fest includes will feature acts such as Dierks Bentley, Blake Shelton and Carrie Underwood. Cost: $235 for a three-day event ticket. A single day costs $110. Want VIP seating? It’s $825.

Read more: Website: bigvalleyjamboree.com
By: Andrea Karr Source: Instagram @thebvj

 

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