Rod Stewart, Blondie, Jane’s Addiction, Soundgarden headline 2015 Big Music Fest
Rod will headline The Big Music Fest 2015 at McLennan Park in Kitchener, Canada on July 10-12,
He will play to a crowd of around sixty thousand gathered on top of what used to be known as Mount Trashmore, a rehabilitated landfill that brought Aerosmith and Bryan Adams to the inaugural event last July.
Rod and Blondie will take the stage on the Sunday after gritty grunge rockers Soundgarden headline with Jane's Addiction, Monster Truck and Extreme play on the Saturday.
Other events — including a food festival, short film screenings and live entertainment at a City Hall stage — will run in downtown Kitchener in the four days leading up to Friday's Breaking Bands contest at McLennan Park. Then, the high-priced help takes over.
What did it cost to bring the septuagenarian Stewart and his Hot Legs to Kitchener?
"About 40 soccer balls," said promoter Mark Higgins, declining to give a dollar figure. "Seriously."
Higgins started pursuing Rod right after last year's show. He only got final confirmation of Rod's participation a few weeks ago.
"When you're reaching for the stars, they don't move quick," he said.
Tickets go on sale at www.bigmusicfest.com on Friday.
Big Music Fest 2015
McLennan Park, Kitchener
Friday, July 10
Breaking Bands talent competition
Saturday, July 11
Sunday, July 12
The Modern Hearts
Tickets: on sale Friday at www.bigmusicfest.com
Photos by Ginni Foxx