Kick-off summer festival season with CBC Music Festival at TD Echo Beach on May 28

May 17, 2016, Toronto

Showcasing some of Canada’s most talented acts, including Hey Rosetta!, The New Pornographers, Alvvays, Tokyo Police Club, Whitehorse, Tanya Tagaq, Maestro, Zaki Ibrahim, The Franklin Electric, Ria Mae, Charlotte Cardin, Julian Taylor, Megan Bonnell, John River, the 2016 CBC Music Searchlight winner, and Rich Terfry

The CBC Music Festival is just around the corner, taking place on Saturday, May 28 at TD Echo Beach. Starting today, festival-goers can update or download the CBC Music Festival app available for Apple and Android devices, which highlights everything attendees need to know, including set times, vendors and activities.

Ticket holders arriving before 2 p.m. will have the chance to upgrade their CBC Music Festival experience by entering to win access to the CBC Toronto lounge. This exclusive lounge offers a great view of the main stage, comfortable seating and CBC Toronto prize packs. CBC Radio One Metro Morning host Matt Galloway and CBC Toronto News host Dwight Drummond are also slated to stop by.

The Kids’ CBC Zone has more to offer than ever before, hosted by fan-favourites Patty, Mamma Yamma and special guests The Moblees. This year, there will also be an incredible lineup of musical guests from the main stage, including Tokyo Police Club and Maestro as well as an exclusive dance party with the newest member of the Kids’ CBC family.Families can look forward to crafts and activities, including a rock ‘n’ roll tattoo parlour and hair salon, a massive sandbox, rainbow-ribbon dancers, a musical instrument discovery table, and much more.

CBC will have a variety of activations onsite including the CBC Music Jam or Not a Jam Van, the CBC Sports Flip-Flop Exchange, the CBC podcast Someone Knows Something mystery game, the CBC Arts Studio, where guests can create their very own complimentary silkscreen masterpiece, and Seneca College's Art, Animation and Design tent. The Food Truck Fair will be showcasing some of Toronto’s most delicious eats, and flea market lovers are in for a treat, as vendors from The Junction Flea will be onsite.

The festival will be broadcast live on May 28 from 8–10 p.m. on CBC Radio One and rebroadcast between 10 p.m. and midnight on CBC Radio 2. CBCMusic.ca will also be live-streaming the festival via cbcmusic.ca/festival. On July 1, CBC Television will air highlights from the festival beginning at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT).

Tickets are on sale now at livenation.com, ticketmaster.ca or by calling 1-855-985-5000. General admission tickets will be available for $39.50 (plus FMF and service charges), free for kids 12 and under.

For more information about the festival and onsite activities, please visit cbcmusic.ca/festival and follow along on social media using #CBCMusicFest.

About CBC Music.ca

CBCMusic.ca is Canada's free digital music service connecting Canadians with the very best in Canadian and international music, concerts and features. Simple and easy to navigate, CBCMusic.ca gives music fans access to 50 Web radio stations, 12 distinct genre-based music communities, CBC Radio 2 and CBC Radio 3, plus content from the most knowledgeable music personalities and programmers from across the country, hundreds of concerts, playlists and more.

About CBC/Radio-Canada

CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada's national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. The Corporation is a leader in reaching Canadians on new platforms and delivers a comprehensive range of radio, television, internet, and satellite-based services. Deeply rooted in the regions, CBC/Radio-Canada is the only domestic broadcaster to offer diverse regional and cultural perspectives in English, French and eight aboriginal languages.

A space for us all is CBC/Radio-Canada's strategy to transform the public broadcaster, and ensure that it continues to fulfill its mandate for Canadians, now and for future generations. Through to 2020, it will increase its investment in prime-time television programming and continue to create radio programs of the highest quality, while promoting the development of digital and mobile platforms and content.

For more information, interviews, artist bios & photos please contact:

Elizabeth Reid, publicist – CBC-TV, CBC Radio 2 & CBCMusic.ca
elizabeth.reid@cbc.ca
O: (416) 205-2665
C: (647) 981-7059

About Live Nation Entertainment

Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Live Nation Media & Sponsorship and Artist Nation Management. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.

For more show information please contact:

Cody McGraw – Live Nation Canada
416-260-5700 x.37519
codymcgraw@livenation.com

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