Friday, July 25
Friday, July 25
Edmonton is an incredible city for festivals. With such a remarkable selection of summertime events, we are over the moon that so many of you have chosen to attend Interstellar Rodeo in its first two years. We're still riding high from last year's sell out, which left us feeling so proud and pleased that we knew we had to deliver an incredible lineup this year to keep the good times going.
Edmonton is also a great place for music, and we're lucky that there is such exceptional homegrown talent. This year, we are excited to have Corb Lund and The Hurtin' Albertans as one of our headliners, and to introduce Jeff Stuart and The Hearts, one of the rising stars on the local scene.
Two completely different, completely electrifying pairings make Interstellar Rodeo 2014 a destination for music fans looking for one of a kind live music experiences. This year's lineup features special collaborations from big name artists. Gord Downie, The Sadies, and The Conquering Sun, an idea that was years in the making, represent Canada's most uncommon, enigmatic musical talents. Similarly, the triple-threat of Hydra brings the rich soundscapes of Snowblink and AroarA's art rock guitar fuzz together with the unmistakable pipes of Leslie Feist.
We continue with our trademark theme, to celebrate artistic outlaws and musical mavericks. Interstellar is drawn to fearless, unique performers who refuse to settle for anything less than greatness. Jason Isbell, Andrew Bird, Bahamas and Justin Townes Earle are all incredible examples of artists who are at the top of their game.
There's no weak link in this year's deeply varied, talent-rich lineup. Our festival is a place of musical discovery with artists on the brink of big things. Bands who will make an impact this year include St. Paul and the Broken Bones, The Lone Bellow, and Six Shooter's own The Strumbellas. Six Shooter Records is also represented this year by two of our international bands, Trampled By Turtles and Wagons. Wagons is officially the first Interstellar alumni to return � those who attended in 2012 will remember this Aussie tour de force as the smash hit that year.
We are proud to present the cream of the crop in a variety of genres, traditional and cutting-edge, from the classic soul of Lee Fields & The Expressions to the art-rock of Ford Pier. And, of course, there's always a place for the rock bands � The Hold Steady, Bidiniband and No Sinner will satisfy those who like it loud.
We know that great music always starts with a song. Across our lineup, top-notch songwriters are again in the spotlight this year. Amos Lee, Tift Merritt, Selina Martin and Jadea Kelly are all proof that no matter the genre, talented songwriters will always connect with music fans.
Thank you again to our returning patrons, volunteers and sponsors, and welcome to those who choose Interstellar Rodeo for the first time. We'll see you at Hawrelak Park.
William Hawrelak Park
9330 Groat Road NW