Empire Rockfest announces 2018 line-up

An outdoor concert venue for you and 3600 friends. Located adjacent to the theatre, Empire Square Live brings you to the next level of concert performance. Do you have what it takes to perform on the region’s biggest concert stage? For the second straight year, Empire Rockfest is providing an opportunity for undiscovered musical acts from this region to perform at the biggest music festival in the area – Empire Rockfest.

This year’s festival features:

July 26, 2018

Billy Talent
Since the release of their self-titled debut in 2003, Billy Talent have cemented themselves as a generation-defining rock band. They have sold nearly one million albums in Canada alone and nearly 3 million albums internationally.

The Standstills
One thing you need to know about THE STANDSTILLS: They don’t. Formed in 2008 from Oshawa, Ontario, The Standstills incorporate elements of Western, Blues and Rock & Roll … The Standstills take you “Back to when bands were rebels. It was supposed to be dangerous and not so safe, but still a lot of fun…”

July 27, 2018

Emerging at a time when the internet had thoroughly disrupted the way we make, consume, and think about music, the Arkells’ 2008 debut, Jackson Square, inherited the dying-embered torch for a certain old-school, rock ‘n’ roll ethic—and poured a fresh gallon of gasoline on the flame.

Matt Mays
Matt Mays is a Canadian indie-rock singer-songwriter. His album Coyote garnered him the 2014 JUNO Award for Rock Album of the Year.

July 28, 2018

The Glorious Sons
It’s the hat trick!!! THE GLORIOUS SONS, from Kingston, Ontario are the only band in the history of Empire Rockfest to perform 3 consecutive years.

The Beaches
Toronto-based band THE BEACHES are a little bit glam rock and a little bit garage. They’re tremendously warm cool girls with an infectious edge.

Individual Nights: $49.00 + HST + TF service fee
Weekend Pass: $135.00 + HST + TF service fee
$1 from every ticket sold will be donated to Field of Ability
All Ages Licensed Outdoor Event. Rain or Shine.

Bags will be checked by trained security personnel
Age of majority checked
Food vendors on site -burger revolution food truck & cafe e deck
Bar on site
Washrooms on site
Designated accessible area on site
St. John Ambulance on site

Entrance to the site is off of Pinnacle Street or Front Street as per site plan.
Gates @ 6 p.m. Music @ 7 p.m.

Municipal Parking Lot – located opposite The Empire Theatre, 321 Front St., Belleville
Street Parking – Front Street and Pinnacle Street, downtown Belleville – limited

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