The decade old festival in the quaint town of Elora, Ontario will make some noise next weekend with a variety of genres of music. Many long time Canadian artists like City & Colour, A Tribe Called Red, The Sheepdogs, and K-OS will perform. Some notable international acts will play such as Alice Merton (Germany), REYKJAVIKURDÆTUR (Iceland), and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones (USA). This festival also will highlight up and coming Canadian acts such as Monowhales, Pkew Pkew Pkew, The Anti-Queens, Begonia, The Darcys, Pale Lips, Art D'Ecco, and many more.
Friday August 16, 2019:
Originally Jessie Reyez's headlining spot, The Sheepdogs will be taking her place on Friday night. Due to a recent injury, Jessie had to cancel her appearance at the festival. The night will be filled mostly by folk and indie artists such as Kalle Mattson, Moscow Apartment, Joel Plaskett Emergency, HOTKID, and Men Without Hats.
Saturday August 17, 2019:
The more well known artists will play this night with City & Colour; who has released a couple new singles within the year including "Strangers." Following the success of her biggest hit "No Roots", Alice Merton takes the stage on this day. With a career spanning about 20 years, hip-hop/R&B artist K-OS will perform. Up and coming Canadian acts Begonia, The Darcys, Skye Wallace appear as well. Other Canadian artists playing John Jacob Magistery, Los Poetas, Merival, Hyness, and Hello Delaware.
Sunday August 18 2019:
Last day of the festival will be quite a party with the most diverse selection of artists. Headlining is American ska punk band The Mighty Mighty Bosstones who have a career spanning 30 years this year. Next will be A Tribe Called Red who are an indigenous dj duo from Ottawa who are known for their wild shows and dancers on stage that reflect their heritage. Up and coming bands include Pkew Pkew Pkew (punk), Art D'Ecco (mystical and very visual rock), Terra Lightfoot (folk). The day will also include artists Narcy, Pale Lips, Luvr, The Redhill Valleys, Cubs Refrain, and more.
All of the days will include local bagpiper Peter Piper on the main stage. Elora/Fergus Ontario has Scottish roots so his presence is keeping the spirit of the town.
Friday and Saturday include "after parties" to be held in breweries and cafes throughout the town.
Elora/Fergus is located about 2 hours from Toronto, 40 minutes from Kitchener/Waterloo, 1 hour and 15 minutes from Hamilton, and 2 hours from Niagara Falls.
Ticket prices rise just one more time on August 12th. These are the prices a week before:
Whole weekend: $145 ($172.15 price w/ tax)
Friday Only: $65 (81.30 price w/tax)
Saturday/Sunday Only: $85 ($104.70 w/tax)
After Party Passes Only: $15 ($22.85 w/tax)
Tickets found here: https://riverfestelora.frontgatetickets.com/