Festival organizers have just announced that both nights of the Budweiser New Music Fest are onto their final block of tickets. New Music Fest presented by Bevé will be visiting Sudbury on August 28-29, with performances by Tim Hicks, Big Wreck, Moist, Kira Isabella, Autumn Hill & more. The two-day outdoor concert series will be hosted by Randy & Mr. Lahey of Trailer Park Boys, taking place at Grace Hartman Amphitheatre located at 900 Paris St, Sudbury, ON (Bell Park).
In previous years, festival-goers had only the option of a one-day outdoor concert, but this year New Music Fest has become a two-day festival. Friday, Aug 28th KICX 91.7 FM presents Tim Hicks, Kira Isabella, Autumn Hill & River Town Saints. Saturday, Aug 29th Q92 FM presents Big Wreck, Moist, Sea Perry, Hello Holiday, and Echoes the Lion on Saturday, Aug 29th. Single-day and two-day festival passes are still available.
Festival organizers promise a more vibrant, interactive, and visually appealing festival experience in 2015. “New Music Fest 2015 goers can expect more for their money”, comments Festival Director, Paul Fairley. “I’m very proud of the product our team has built and can’t wait to share these heightened festival experiences with everyone.” New Music Fest 2015 programming enhancements are all part of a tourism development project supported by Celebrate Ontario funding, administered by the Ministry of Tourism Culture and Sport.
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ARTIST FAST FACTS<
With six consecutive Top 10 singles and nearly 4.7 million YouTube hits, Tim Hicks is on a serious roll. 2014 crowned CCMA Rising Star is currently on his third single from the chart-topping #1 Canadian Country Album 5:01, released summer of 2014.
Multi-platinum rockers, triumphant return began with a series of exclusive sold-out shows last fall and culminates with the forthcoming release of their long-awaited new album. “Mechanical”, the first single from Glory Under Dangerous Skies has been a top 5 rock radio smash in 2014. “The new album and the shows we’ve played this summer (2014) have reminded us all of how much fun it is writing music and performing together.” says lead vocalist David Usher. “It feels very natural doing this with the band again and everything has just fallen into place. We’re really excited about the new music and the amazing reception we’ve had.” Since the release of Moist’s multi-platinum debut album, Silver, the band has chalked up a long list of incredible accolades that include selling 1.3 million albums worldwide that include the 4x platinum debut album Silver (1994), the 3x platinum sophomore release, Creature (1996) and the double-platinum release, Mercedes Five & Dime (1999). The band holds 10 Juno nominations to their name along with two wins, Best New Group (1995) Best Video (1997) for “Gasoline”.
The return of Big Wreck in 2012 with “Albatross” did much more than just re-ignite an old flame; the album debuted at #5 on the Top 200 SoundScan chart in Canada and hit #25 on the US Billboard HeatSeekers chart. The album’s lead single “Albatross,” also made Big Wreck the first Canadian band to hit #1 on the Canadian rock radio chart in over a year, a position they maintained for six weeks. Quite the feat considering they had just returned from a near-decade-long hiatus. Big Wreck approached the making of their fourth full-length album Ghosts, with a renewed sense of wonder toward the very things that turned them on to rock and roll in the first place. “Prior to this and before Albatross, I always had to sneak music in somewhere between a designed pop hit,” says frontman and guitarist Ian Thornley. “That was never really my bag. This time I just sort of said, ‘you know what, I’m going to make an album that I would really, really want to hear and that I’m madly in love with,’ and that’s what we did.”
Fresh off her recent JUNO nomination for Country Album of the Year, Kira has plenty to celebrate. In 2012, Isabella’s success garnered her the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Award for ‘Rising Star’ and, in 2013, she made her US debut with the release of “A Country Boy For Christmas” (HitShop Records). That year she was also nominated for a JUNO Award for ‘Breakthrough Artist of the Year and took home the 2013 CCMA Award for ‘Female Artist of the Year.’ While those achievements and her second consecutive nomination for the 2014 CCMA Award for ‘Female Artist of the Year’ are a thrill, fame has never been the driving force behind Isabella’s passion for music. Rather it’s her desire to make an impact in her listener’s lives with her songs. “That’s something that’s always been the most important to me; growing as a writer and a storyteller and, more than anything else, making music that people connect with personally.”
New Music Fest originated in Barrie, ON in 2008 and grew to include Sudbury, ON in 2012. Artists who have performed with New Music Fest in the past include USS, Big Wreck, Monster Truck, The Tea Party, Ian Thornley, Classified, July Talk, The Glorious Sons, The Trews, Big Sugar, Treble Charger, The Reason, illScarlett, Steph Lang, The Balconies, Arkells, Young Empires, Crash Karma, One Bad Son and a long list of Canada’s hardest working indie bands and musicians.
Tourism Barrie awarded Admiral Live & New Music Fest with the “Best Marketing Campaign” in 2010 and again in 2012. This award recognizes a marketing campaign that contributes to promoting the city as a quality destination and that demonstrates effectiveness in increasing tourism.