Fri, Aug 17 @ 4:00 PM
Buy your advanced tickets today:
Friday August 17, 2018 ($70 (includes gst) + $8.50 service fee)
Saturday August 18, 2018 ($85 (includes gst) + 8.50 service fee)
Weekend Pass ( $135 (includes gst) + $13.00 service fee)
Edmonton AB April 17, 2018: The Edmonton Rock Music Festival is ready to shake the foundations of Hawrelak Park on August 17 and 18, 2018! The eighth installment of the festival features a roster of some of the finest Canadian and American rock superstars never before seen on the Edmonton Rockfest stage.
"We are super excited to bring another stellar line-up to our loyal fans," says Donna Semeniuk, President of the Rock and Roll Society of Edmonton. "In addition to several iconic rock musicians, we also have some of Edmonton's finest local talent performing. It's going to be a great show for both young and veteran rockers alike this August and we expect another sold-out show."
Kicking off the Festival on Friday, August 17, are local rockers 69 Ave, followed by Saga, a group of “musicians’ musicians” that haven’t appeared in Edmonton for more than 15 years. Closing the show on Friday is Don Felder, famed Eagles member behind many of the band’s legendary hits. Backed by a solid cast of top-notch players, Felder will deliver an amazing array of much-loved Eagles’ songs.
Local band Rockzilla opens the show on Saturday, August 18, followed by Gord Steinke and The Big Stein Band. Holly Woods and Toronto will then take the stage to play favourites from their five platinum albums followed by Canadian hard rockers Helix who are sure to get fists pumping in the park. Fan favourites Honeymoon Suite will also appear Saturday afternoon featuring songs from their four-decade career, while Glass Tiger is certain to present an unforgettable set of their international hits. Closing the show is L.A.’s Los Lobos – masters of their craft who spin together rock, zydeco, Tex/Mex and R&B that will pack the dance floor.
The tradition of featuring a special performance on Saturday by several of the youth who participate in the Centre for Arts and Music (CAM) Program continues again this year. The CAM Program’s mentors and musicians teach at-risk youth how to play instruments, write songs, form bands and perform on stage. More than 380 youth have participated in this program since its inception in 2010.
The Edmonton Rock Music Festival is produced by The Rock and Roll Society of Edmonton, a registered charity (# 81410 1507 RR0001
Friday, August 17, 2018
Gates open at 4:00 P.M. - Music starts 5:15 PM
Saturday, August 18, 2018
Gates open at 11:00 A.M. - Music starts 11:45 AM
Advance tickets can be purchased on-line or in-person at the following locations:
EdRocks.ca - On-line
The Acoustic Music Shop: 9934-82 Ave. (780-433-3545)
Myhre's Music: 8735-118 Ave. (780-477-1586)
Note: all tickets are final purchase - no refunds due to weather or other circumstances out of the Rock Society's control
Bar & Beer Gardens
Sponsor VIP section including private tents and exclusive bar (reserve your spot)
Promotional tents including: K-97, Barsnbands.com, Centre for Arts & Music Information Center
Outdoor smoking area available outside gates
ATM by the front gates
On-site First Aid Station
Mens & ladies washrooms along with portable washrooms
Transportation & Parking:
Parking is limited. We strongly suggest using the bus service that will be set-up for the event. Parking will be available at the Windsor Car Park at the University of Alberta with shuttles to bring you down to the park.
The U of A's Windsor Car Park is the parking lot just off 116 St and Saskatchewan Drive. Parking costs $5 per day.
We will have yellow school buses and our Rock Fest signage will be featured at the bus pick-up point. The shuttle cost is $2 each way.
Friday, August 18: one bus operating from 3:30 P.M. to 6:30 P.M. and two buses from 9 P.M. - 11 P.M.
Saturday, Aug 19: one bus from 11 A.M. - 6 P.M. and TWO buses from 9 P.M. - 11 P.M.
Buses will depart once full, unload, and head back to either the Park or Windsor. They are continually running all day throughout these times.
The Edmonton Rock Music Festival has collaborated with The Radisson Hotel (Edmonton South) to provide guest rooms at a generously discounted rate of $124 per night (+ taxes). Call 780-437-6010 or 1-800-333-3333 and let them know that you are booking under The Rock and Roll Society of Edmonton. Radisson Hotel Edmonton South, 4440 Gateway Blvd., Edmonton, AB - www.radisson.com/edmontonca
All VIP guests will receive tickets and instructions for access from their sponsor.
What can I bring?
Small lawn chairs with maximum height of 26" (66cm) and leg height of 8" (20cm) - as a courtesy to others chairs will be measured
Non-professional cameras (no detachable lenses)
Handheld umbrellas (nothing large or stationary)
Clothing and gear that will prepare you for the weather, rain or shine!
What not to bring?
Bags will be checked at the gate
Rockfest is a licensed event. Kids under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Kids under 12 are free.
Beer, wine, and coolers are for sale on-site and you can carry anywhere within the Amphitheatre grounds. You are permitted to bring a small insulated lunch bag for snacks, and there will be a variety of food vendors on-site.
No smoking within the site (smoking allowed in designated areas only).
Cancellations & Refunds
The Edmonton Rock Music Festival is a place for good friends who share a love of live rock music. More importantly, the event is also a fundraiser to support a children-focused charity - the Centre for Arts and Music. In rare cases, performers on every festival circuit cancel appearances for good reasons. Our policy is to find equally awesome replacements. We appreciate your understanding that refunds cannot be provided based upon weather or due to any cancellations.
Be safe, rock on, and have fun!