Fri, Aug 17 @ 4:00 PM
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)
Online ticket sales will end at 4 pm on August 17. After that time, you may try your luck purchasing tickets at the gate - Gate prices are $80 Friday, $95 Saturday or $150 for a Weekend Pass
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:
Besides limited parking on site, we have teamed up with the University of Alberta Parking Services to provide patrons of the festival a deal with exceptional value. At Windsor Car Park, Stadium Car Park, and the Varsity Parking Lot, patron can expect to pay a discounted rate of $5.50. This deal will start at 6pm on Friday, August 17th and last all day Saturday, August 18th. There will be shuttles offering park ‘n ride services from the Windsor Car Park (9217 116 St., indicated by push pin in image below), for $2.00 per person to the site. Shuttles run from 2 PM to 10:45 PM on the 17th, and from 10 AM to 10:45 PM on the 18th. There will also be accessible parking for the differently abled, with visible placards, at Hawrelak Park.
Planning to arrive via public transit? This link can assist you with your planning.
Other options for getting there and home safely
SPECIAL TRANSIT NOTICE (updated August 14)
The LRT will be closed from 5am until 1pm on Saturday August 18. Buses will replace LRT service and run every 7-8 minutes. Give yourself extra time. Use bus stops with red “LRT Replacement” signs.
How do I get from the parking lot to the site?
Once at the Hawrelak Park parking lot, follow the signs, or the directions from our friendly volunteers, to get to the Main Gate. There will be a golf cart service provided for those with mobility issues helping people from the parking lot to the gate.
What to expect at the Main Gate
Please have your ticket ready, or ID if you have tickets waiting at the Will Call tent. Children 12 and under are free. All patrons will have bags & coolers searched to ensure safety for all our all of us.
What Can I bring?
Feel free to bring outside food, a lawn chair (beach size only), bug spray, sunscreen, and plastic water bottles.
What can’t I bring?
There will be no glass, weapons, or outside alcohol allowed on the premises.
What services are offered besides the stellar music?
We will have 4 food trucks (Bully, Drift, Royal Treats and Smokehouse BBQ) offering tasty foods and non-alcoholic beverages. A beer tent provides beer, coolers and wine. The Amphitheatre is fully licenced so you may take your drink of choice back to your seats and/or tarp.
Where can I smoke?
There will be no smoking nor vaping within the Amphitheatre per civic bylaws, but a fenced-off smoking section will be accessible for your puffing & vaping enjoyment.
What are the Festival’s hours of operation?
Our gates open at 4 pm Friday, August 17, and at 11 am on Saturday, August 18. The performances end at 10 pm each day, and patrons must leave Hawrelak Park by 11 pm each night.
Where can I stay in Edmonton?
While Edmonton has many hotel possibilities, we recommend the Radisson Hotel Edmonton South. They are offering a discounted price of $125 for the nights of August 16th-19th for any patrons of the Rock Festival.
Their Full address is: 4440 Gateway Blvd, Edmonton, AB, T6H 5C2
To contact them, use the appropriate number.
Reservations - 1-780-431-5827 (Open Monday to Friday from 8:00am – 4:00pm)
Front Desk – 1 – 780-437-6010 (Open 24/7)
Central Reservations 1-800-333-3333 (Open 24/7)