Mississauga’s longest-running indie music festival is back with Featurette, The Heat, and more

Mississauga’s longest-running indie music festival, Rock the Coliseum, is back for another year at the Celebration Square Amphitheatre this weekend August 11-12, 2017. Founded in 2006, Rock the Coliseum is an annual, FREE, all ages music festival in Mississauga that celebrates and supports all genres of independent Canadian music. RTC is produced by Canadian Community Arts Initiative – a not-for-profit organization based in Ontario. RTC is a celebration of everything positive about the local music community.

This year, the festival has The Heat, a new supergroup comprised of members from Protest the Hero, The OBGMs, and The Junction headlining the action on August 11 and electro-pop duo Featurette are coming back after playing a sold out showcase at Canadian Music Week, opening for Coleman Hell, and touring with Scott Helman to headline the festival August 12. Once again, Mississauga’s own breakdancing troupe Ground Illusionz will bring their moves to the Celebration Square amphitheatre as they compete in a two on two breakdance battle featuring eight teams from all across the GTA.

The free all-ages festival runs from 4-11pm both days at the Mississauga Celebration Square Amphitheatre. See the full lineup below:

Friday August 11
(featuring Brent Jackson of The Junction with members of Protest The Hero and The OBGMs)
BR/DGES 9:15pm
(featuring Kenny Bridges of Moneen)
GLTY 8:30pm
Polarity 7:45pm
The Honest Heart Collective 7pm
JONCRO 6:15pm
Gutter 5:30pm
Sexsmith 4:45pm

Saturday August 12
Featurette  10:15pm
PONY 8pm
Island Shivers 7:15pm
Downturns 5:45pm
Animatist 5pm
From Far & Wide 4:15pm

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