It’s almost the Canada Day weekend, and for many London Country fans, that means it’s time for the Trackside Music Festival at the Western Fair District. On June 30th and July 1st, the two-day concert series put on by Budweiser Gardens, Live Nation, London Music Hall and Western Fair will bring some of Country music’s biggest stars to London.
Twelve artists will take the main stage over two-days, including headliner and 11-time Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Dierks Bentley. Other artists include gold selling Canadian superstar Dean Brody and rising stars LANCO, and multi CCMA and Academy of Country Music award winners Emerson Drive.
The festival will also feature local talent, like hometown sensation Julia Haggarty, who will kick-off the festival on June 30th. Haggarty has played the Side Track stage previously, but will be making her debut on the main stage. Sarnia’s Eric Ethridge will be on the Trackside stage for the second time.
Canada Day will feature headliner Dustin Lynch and Canadian sensation Tim Hicks. Chase Rice will bring his energetic live show and edgy sound, along with Hockey player turned country singer-songwriter, Jojo Mason, and Ontario’s Midnight Shine and Runaway Angel will close out the weekend’s festivities.
— Trackside Festival (@Trackside_Fest) June 15, 2018
The festival takes place in the infield of the Raceway at the Western Fair District.
There are two tiers of tickets – General Admission and VIP. VIP ticket holders get VIP Entrance, Private Washrooms, access to front of the stage at ground level, and a private bar area. Both can be purchased at any Ticketmaster outlet, online at ticketmaster.ca or by phone at 866-448-7849. Tickets will also be available at the gates if the festival is not sold out. Attendance at Trackside is FREE for children under the age of 5.
This is a General Admission event and there are no designated sections other than for VIP ticket holders. No re-entry is permitted at Trackside this year to ensure patrons’ safety and security. Outside food and drink (including any and all water bottles – glass, plastic, reusable, etc.) is strictly prohibited on site, but there will be a variety of food and drink options on-site. There will also be a hydration station with branded Trackside water bottles available for purchase and reusable for both days. There will also be a misting station inside the festival.
Smartphone cameras, camera phones and small, point and shoot cameras will be permitted, and you can tag your pics #KickItTrackside.
There will even be fireworks on Canada Day!
It promises to be a great way for London’s Country Fans to enjoy some fantastic music and say Happy Birthday to our great country!
— Trackside Festival (@Trackside_Fest) May 15, 2018