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The Cult bringing their 40th anniversary Canadian tour to Caesars Windsor in September

The Cult is set to ignite The Colosseum stage for the first time on the 8424 Tour on Saturday, September 7 at 8 p.m. The Cult holds a significant place in musical history due to their pioneering use of post-punk, hard rock, and experimentalism, pushing...

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Skillet deliver powerful & high energy set at Sarnia’s Bluewater Borderfest

In a powerful set, which included band members 20 feet in the air on risers, Memphis, Tennessee rockers Skillet delivered a powerful and high energy set on Friday, June 21, 2024 at Bluewater Borderfest in Sarnia. Featuring husband and wife duo John Cooper on bass and Korey Cooper on guitar, along with Jen Ledger on drums and Seth Morrison on lead guitar, the quartet put...

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Cyndi Lauper launching ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Farewell Tour’, stopping in Detroit & Toronto

Cyndi Lauper has announced the Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Farewell Tour. Produced by Live Nation, the 23-city headlining tour – Lauper’s first major run in...

Lauren Daigle brings her uplifting ‘Kaleidoscope Tour’ to Little Caesars Arena in Detroit

Two-time Grammy, seven-time Billboard Music Award and four-time American Music Award winner Lauren Daigle brought her inspirational ‘Kaleidoscope Tour’ to Little Caesars Arena in downtown...

Collective Soul bassist Will Turpin discusses their 30th anniversary, new double album, touring with Hootie & recording in Elvis’ home

For fans it’s felt like an eternity since Collective Soul released new music, even though it’s only been two years since their last album, Vibrating,...

Tegan and Sara bring their acoustic ‘Not Tonight’ tour to the Chatham Capitol Theatre

Canadian pop-rock duo Tegan and Sara brought their stripped-down ‘Not Tonight’ tour to the Chatham Capitol Theatre on Thursday, March 28, 2024. Showcasing the raw and...

Move over St. Paddy’s, ‘Sheepdogs Day’ was celebrated this weekend in Chatham-Kent

In a pre-St. Patrick’s Day celebration in downtown Chatham, Saskatchewan rockers The Sheepdogs brought their ‘Backroad Boogie’ tour to the Chatham Capitol Theatre on Saturday...

Big Sugar rolls their ‘500 Pounds’ tour into Chatham-Kent

Overheard in the lobby at the Chatham Capitol Theatre on Thursday, March 14, 2023, a woman waiting in line to buy Big Sugar merch made...

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Pearl Jam wraps-up spring leg of ‘Dark Matter’ tour with two shows in Seattle

Pearl Jam wrapped-up the spring leg of their 'Dark Matter' tour with two shows in their hometown of Seattle. The band performed for the first time at the newly refurbished Climate Pledge Arena. Here is the setlist from Night #1 on Tuesday, May 28, 2024: Here is the setlist from Night #2 on Thursday, May 30, 2024: Here is the poster art and artist information from the shows: The...

Foo Fighters soar at Louder Than Life 2023

After battling through unthinkable loss and subsequent grief in the past year, the Foo Fighters triumphantly brought their powerful sound and uplifting energy to the Loudmouth Stage on the opening day of the Louder Than Life Music Festival. “Is this a rock and roll festival?” frontman Dave Grohl asked the tens of thousands of fans, who were buzzing with excitement for the closing headline act...

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2024 Festival Season

The music festivals SWOMP is excited for in 2024

TORONTO, ONTARIO

NXNE

NXNE Music Festival is Canada's leading music discovery festival since 1995. Taking place June 12 -16, 2024!

SARNIA, ONTARIO

Bluewater Borderfest

Bluewater BorderFest - Canada’s Summer Kick Off Concert is ready for June 20-22, 2024! Bush, Our Lady Peace, Scott Stapp from Creed, Finger Eleven, I Mother Earth, Skillet Saint Asonia and Vanilla Ice are headlining this year's event!

ST. CATHARINES, ONTARIO

Born and Raised

Born & Raised is a celebration and homecoming for Alexisonfire bandmates Dallas Green, George Pettit, Wade MacNeil, Chris Steele, and Jordan Hastings. The festival pays homage to the Alexisonfire track bearing its name, serving as a tribute to the hometown that witnessed the humble origins of Alexisonfire, City and Colour, Dine Alone Records, and Bedlam Management. The two-day event, July 5-6, features City and Colour, Alexisonfire, The Used, Sloan, Metric & more!

LONDON, ONTARIO

Rock The Park

Nickelback will headline the event on Wednesday, July 10, 2024, with support from Glorious Sons, The Tea Party and Crown Lands. Tyler Childers will headline the festival on Thursday, July 11, 2024, with support from Charles Wesley Godwin, The Strumbellas and Sam Barber. Nas, Ne-Yo, Lil Jon and Sean Kingston, with more acts to be announced, will perform on Friday, July 12, 2024. Neil Young, Alan Doyle, The Sheepdogs and The Watchmen will perform at Harris Park on Saturday, July 13, 2024.

BRANTFORD, ONTARIO

Crewfest

The full lineup for CrewFest 2024 has been announced! Friday, July 19, 2024: Headstones, Big Wreck, Buckcherry, Sumo Cyco. Saturday, July 20, 2024: Goo Goo Dolls, The Trews, Sloan, Junkhouse & The Other Wives.

SARNIA, ONTARIO

Revelree

The Revelree Music Festival, presented by LiUNA, is taking place Friday, July 19 and Saturday, July 20, 2024, in the heart of Sarnia at Canatara Park. Goo Goo Dolls, Brett Young and Gavin Degraw are headlining this year's event!

BURL'S CREEK, ONTARIO

Boots & Hearts

Canada's Largest Camping & Music Festival Iis taking place August 8-11, 2024. The lineup includes Jason Aldean, Thomas Rhett, Cody Johnson + MORE!

LUCKNOW, ONTARIO

Music In The Fields

Lucknow’s Music in the Fields, presented by Montgomery Ford – Lucknow and Kincardine, has released the list of artists set to perform at its 16th annual edition, taking place Aug. 22-24 at the town’s Graceland Event Grounds. Among the diverse and decorated artists taking part are multi-platinum singer/songwriter Kip Moore, Canadian rock stalwarts The Glorious Sons, plus platinum-selling country staples Brett Kissel and The Reklaws.

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY

Louder Than Life

It’s about to get LOUD in Louisville as the long-running, fan favorite festival Louder Than Life returns for its 10th year in 2024! The lineup for North America’s Largest Rock Festival, includes: Slayer, Mötley Crüe, Slipknot and Korn! The four-day event, which returns to its home at the Highland Festival Grounds at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KY, is set for September 26, 27, 28 & 29, 2024.