CBC Music today announced the return of the CBC Music Festival to Echo Beach in Toronto on Saturday, May 27, 2017. Celebrating its fifth year and kicking off festival season, the festival will proudly showcase an all-Canadian lineup featuring co-headliners Serena Ryder and Walk Off The Earth. The day promises many more talented acts including Keys N Krates, Ruth B, Scott Helman, Bobby Bazini, Austra, BROS, William Prince, Sarah Slean, Alx Veliz, IsKwé, RALPH, Valley and the 2017 CBC Searchlight winner.
CBC pre-sale tickets are available from Feb. 28 at 10 a.m. ET to March 2 at 10 p.m. ET. The first 300 sold via the CBC pre-sale will receive a CBC toque. Tickets will be available to the general public starting March 3 at 10 a.m. ET through Ticketmaster, with general admission passes costing $39.50 (plus FMF and service charges). Children 12 and under get in free. There will be an eight-ticket limit upon purchase.
Produced by Live Nation, CBC Music Festival brings a diverse roster of artists from across Canada to Toronto for a one-day event for music lovers of all ages. In between performances, concert-goers can explore a variety of onsite entertainment and savor culinary delights from various local vendors.
Serena Ryder and Walk Off The Earth will co-headline the festival. Other acts will include Ruth B, Scott Helman, Austra, Sarah Slean, William Prince, Alx Veliz, the 2017 CBC Searchlight winner and many more. This year’s festival will be streamed live on cbcmusic.ca and via Facebook and YouTube. For more information on the pre-sale and the festival, please visit cbcmusic.ca/festival and follow along on social media using #CBCMusicFest.
I shoot live music performances and concerts. I love the excitement of entering a venue, knowing that I’ll be photographing a concert and enjoying the energy of the crowd. There’s nothing like being in a venue and looking at the expressions on the faces of people who are all transfixed by the talent onstage. I shoot about 120 shows each year, averaging 2 bands per show, as well as several all-day and weekend festivals in and around Southern Ontario. From the large venues to very small ones, bright lights or barely lit stages, I hope that my photos capture the enjoyment the artists have in doing what they love to do.