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Featuring JUNO Nominee Begonia & JUNO Winner Good Lovelies, Ontario's Springtide Music Festival Kicks Off Next Month

Ontario's Springtide Music Festival

Ontario's Springtide Music Festival has recently announced its full performer lineup for the fifth annual event. The festival is a three day celebration of exceptional musical talent taking place just one hour north of Toronto. Now in its fifth year, the multi-genre festival includes both ticketed and free programming, family friendly events, and eco-responsible initiatives in Canada's charming "Trail Capital". Taking place across multiple venues in downtown Uxbridge, ON, festival attendees will enjoy live performances from a wide range of musical talent featuring a variety of Canadian artists and the festival's first ever U.S. performer. The event will be hosted across 12 stages located throughout a variety of local bars, restaurants, shops, and a brewery beer garden.

Alongside headliners 2024 JUNO nominee, Begonia, JUNO Winners, Good Lovelies, and Carsie Blanton, the full lineup includes: Adrian Sutherland, Alannah Kemp, Aphrose, Arlene Paculan, Barbra Lica, Band of Weeds, Barn Cat, Ben Kunder, Beyond the Depth, Brian Wride, Brodie Bell, Conor Gains, David Owen, Dawna Marie & The Slim Pickins, deepsix, Em&Em, Else Langhans, EQUAL, Erin Blackstock, fxrrvst, Gravely, Heavy Head, Hollowsage & The Three Mile Islanders, Jerome Tucker Band, Jitensha joshua, Jude Veens, Julia Middleton, Julien Kelland, Kendall Lily, Land Heart Song, Larra Skye, Luke Wallace, Melissa Payne, Mimi O’Bonsawin, Minuscule, Mip Power Trio, Moonfruits, Noise Hotel, Päter, Peter Clarke, Rebekah Hawker, RedFox, Rory Taillon, Rudi Urbach, Sarah Beatty, Stephen Stanley & Chris Bennett, Tamara Williamson, TBD (that’s the name), Tennyson King, The 12th Man, The Colton Sisters, The Wanted, Tiger Balme, Tom Hanley, VOODOO Pawn Shop, Wavy Dave Haines, Whitney Ross-Barris. MONOWHALES had previously been announced as a headlining act, and will no longer be performing at the festival.

Springtide Music Festival is pleased to offer a gender and genre diverse event, with the majority of the lineup being female performers. From Folk to Pop, R&B to Alternative, the 2024 Springtide Music Festival offers something for every musical taste. This year, the festival will feature a Blues and Roots stage on Saturday night with performances from Conor Gains, Jerome Tucker Band, Voodoo Pawn Shop, and Moonfruits.

Beginning on Thursday, June 6th, and already 60% sold out, JUNO winning group Good Lovelies will kick off the Springtide Music Festival with a performance at the Uxbridge Music Hall, supported by Mimi O-Bonsawin and Alannah Kemp. Friday, June 7th will include performances by Carsie Blanton, Aphrose, Tom Hanley, and Melissa Payne among numerous others, and will also offer complimentary admission for children under 12. Youth friendly programming will run from from 12pm to 4pm and will include bucket drumming as well as DIY t-shirt screening at The Bridge Social, with the option to bring your own t-shirt or purchase one there. On Saturday June 8th, the final day of the festival, Begonia will headline the Outdoor Mainstage alongside Minuscule, Adrian Sutherland, and a host of other performers. The day will include morning yoga, free acoustic pop-up stages, workshops, and a youth stage.

Ontario's Springtide Music Festival

Festival Executive Director, Tania Joy shares, "We are extremely excited about many additions to this year’s festival including our first artist from the US Carsie Blanton. Carsie brings a fresh outspoken sass to this year’s lineup and we are delighted to kick the doors wide open to welcome her to Uxbridge. This year’s lineup features a rich dose of female and gender diverse acts, and we are very proud to have the festival firmly planted in June to champion our support of gay pride month in the Durham Region." Joy adds, “Festival Venue and Sponsor The Second Wedge Brewing Co. will be launching a Festival Edition can design for their flagship beer, 3 Rocks IPA, in collaboration with Springtide Music Festival. The Uxbridge craft brewery’s best selling beer will be temporarily renamed Springtide Rocks in time for the May long weekend, to celebrate the 5th edition of the festival.”

The Springtide Music Festival has teamed up with Music Declares Emergency, an initiative within the music industry dedicated to addressing climate concerns by reducing the carbon footprint of live music events. Throughout the weekend, attendees will have numerous opportunities to engage in sustainability efforts. Situated in the "Trail Capital of Canada," the festival encourages attendees to make use of the complimentary daily crosstown trolley, which makes multiple stops throughout Uxbridge. Additionally, shuttle services will be available from nearby GO Transit stations including Port Perry, Brooklin, Whitby, Pickering, and Stouffiville. Partnering hotels such as the Great Blue Heron Hotel and Casino, Pickering Casino & Resort, and The Days Inn in Stouffville will provide complimentary shuttle service to and from the downtown area. Festival-goers are encouraged to bring a shirt for on-demand screen printing, and family-friendly sustainability programming will be offered throughout the weekend.

Weekend and day passes are available now with free admission for children under 12 accompanied by an adult ticket holder. Passes are available for purchase, HERE.

Launched in 2018, Springtide Music Festival is an incorporated non-profit organization in the Township of Uxbridge, Ontario, led by a team of local musicians and business leaders. Springtide is a 98% volunteer-run team that presents an annual festival to celebrate community and music by showcasing over 70 musical acts on specialty stages within local shops, restaurants, a brewery beer garden, and the historic Uxbridge Music Hall in the downtown core.

In 2023 Springtide partnered with Music Declares Emergency to bring the climate conversation to festival audiences by sharing knowledge on the intersection of live music and climate action through initiatives that consider alternate travel to and from the festival to reduce emissions.

Music Declares Emergency Canada (MDE Canada) is an independent group, created by artists, music industry professionals and organisations concerned at the lack of a cohesive, industry-wide response to the climate emergency. We believe in the power of music to promote the cultural change needed to create a better future.



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