Photo Credit: Orest Dorosh
This past weekend, KOI Music Festival took over Centre in the Square in Kitchener, Ontario for the first ever KOI Fest at the Parking Lot. The event featured two stages and 14 bands. Stage A included headliners Sam Roberts Band and Tokyo Police Club among other notable acts such as The Strumbellas, Hannah Georgas, The Elwins, and Ivory Hours. Openers Navigate the Sky and Poor Young Things kicked things off on this stage to start the festival with a bang.
Stage B hosted a number of talented artists for free, granting access to the local community to enjoy some amazing music. Kalle Matson, Highs, Sam Cash and the Romantic Dogs, Nine Times Over, and To The Trees were featured on this stage. Canadian Beats has all the highlights from the weekend!
To The Trees:
Navigate The Sky:
Nine Times Over:
Poor Young Things:
Sam Cash and the Romantic Dogs:
Tokyo Police Club:
Sam Roberts Band:
See more photos of KOI Fest by Orest Dorosh and Cassandra Popescu on our Facebook page!
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I’ve been involved in music my whole life and have developed a passion for helping out or working in the industry any way I can. I’m interested in helping talented artists gain the recognition they deserve in this crazy business. I am currently studying Communication Studies at York University in Toronto, and working at a local theatre doing marketing and communications, as well as helping out a local festival called Rock the Coliseum. Indie, alt-rock/pop, and metal are my favourites but I’m open to all music genres! If I’m not at a show, I’m doing yoga, grabbing coffee, or looking for some craft beer.