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Festival Announcement: The Big Feastival with Weezer, Ben Harper, The Strumbellas and more!

Just when you thought you didn’t have anymore plans to make for the summer… another sure thing comes along.

The Big Feastival is coming to Canada – and from August 18 to 20, there will be music, food, and fun for the whole family waiting for you at Burl’s Creek in Oro-Medonte, Ontario. This festival/feastival has everything (insert Stefon voice here) top chefs, crafts, art, a farm park, family olympics, camping, and Weezer!

We already know that Burl’s Creek makes for a fantastic festival grounds from our experience at Boots & Hearts and WayHome… and we’re sure that they’re going to be able to deliver a weekend that differs in offering, but compares greatly in good times and sweet memories.

On the musical stage we’re going to see…


⁍ Weezer
⁍ Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals


⁍ The Strumbellas
⁍ De La Soul
⁍ Magic!
⁍ Basia Bulat
⁍ Wintersleep
⁍ Dwayne Gretzky
⁍ Choir! Choir! Choir!
and more…

AND, on the kids stage, the legendary Fred Penner has been announced alongside Paw Patrol and Splash’ N Boots.

If you want entertainment, it’s going to be there!

And food. Oh goodness the food. With chefs like Chuck Hughes, Danny Smiles, Rob Gentle Vikram Vij, and Matthew Demille on site, there are more than likely going to be good eats to follow. Heck, there’s even going to be a cooking school at The Big Feastival.

Weekend tickets come in at under $200 for adults (Aug. 19-20) with teen prices nearly half of that, and children under 12 – FREE.

Camping tickets (Aug. 18-20) for adults are less than $250, nearly half again for teens, and children under 12 – CAMP FREE.

VIP options are also available for both camping and non-camping tickets.

We’re sure that there will be more information coming soon from the team at The Big Feastival… but for now we’ve all got an entire website to sort through, get excited about, and get ready for!

Check out the video below… and some pics of Weezer and The Strumbellas – and stay tuned for more!

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I’ve Got A Crush On Choir! Choir! Choir!

choir choir choir bannerLast Thursday I got to see something that made me smile, got me to stand up and has been bouncing around in my brain ever since.

It was one of those times when music hits you right smack dab in the forehead and then leaves a trail of goosebumps all the way down your body.

It was in fact, Choir! Choir! Choir!

The Toronto Botanical Garden kicked off their Edwards Summer Music Series with a performance by the eclectic Toronto choir in the gorgeous courtyard behind the main building.

The show featured approximately 60 choir members, 1 acoustic guitar and a set list that included…

  • Elvis: Can’t Help Falling in Love
  • Rihanna: We Found Love
  • Robyn: Call Your Girlfriend
  • The Arcade Fire: Rebellion (Lies)
  • Patti Smith: Because The Night
  • Radiohead: No Surprises
  • Big Star: Thirteen
  • Survivor: Eye of the Tiger

All of the songs had arrangements that take them away from the studio versions that we’ve all learned and turn them into events. And while they fully admit that there isn’t anything fancy in the way they put things together – it sounds awesome and looks like they’ve put enough work into it to me.
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In all honesty, I really want to go and sing with them. And I can because these guys are awesome and anyone can go and hang out and have a drink and sing with the choir on Tuesday (No One Writes To The Colonel) and Wednesday (Monarch Tavern) nights. All you have to do (as far as I can tell) is bring $5, a smile and the willingness to sing your heart out with a rad group of people who are all there to do the same thing.

I’m hoping that I can talk a few other people to come with me so I can curb the whole “new guy all alone in a crowded room” thing – so please, if you want to sing with Choir! Choir! Choir! too – let me know!

If you have never had the chance to listen to C!C!C! I would very much recommend checking them out on SoundCloud (just click this here) or go to YouTube for awesome videos of the choir singing.

Now, turn up the volume – find some songs that you love and enjoy!

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