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#1 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 15 April 2016 - 07:02 AM

This July 22 -24, Rock The Shores will once again be the biggest rock event of the summer on Vancouver Island. Taking the stage at West Shore Parks and Rec’s Lower Fields, this year’s lineup features City and Colour, Metric, Arkells, Eagles of Death Metal, The Cat Empire, Current Swell plus over 15 more artists! As of today at 7:00am PT, all regular-priced ticket types are available online at Rocktheshores.com.

 

Returning to a three-day format, Rock The Shores will kick things off on Friday, July 22 with The Seven Mile Social – a day of programming dedicated to showcasing Vancouver Island’s biggest and finest homegrown talent. Tickets for Friday’s Seven Mile Social start at $25.00, providing guests with an affordable, high-production music festival experience. Artists include Current Swell, Jesse Roper, Jon and Roy, Towers and Trees and more.

 

Saturday and Sunday at Rock The Shores will continue with a focus on world-class talent with gates at noon each day. Adjacent to douglas fir forests and set on sprawling green grass, Rock The Shores provides guests with a high-caliber rock festival experience wrapped in a natural and welcoming west coast setting.

 

To encourage family participation at Rock The Shores this year, all children ages 10 and under will qualify for free admission when accompanied by a parent or guardian. See www.rocktheshores.com for details.


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#2 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 15 April 2016 - 07:05 AM

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Posted 15 April 2016 - 11:35 AM

Eagles of Death Metal.  I had never heard of this band until last November when they had that tragic concert in Paris.  I didn't realize Josh Homme from Queens of the Stone Age is a member of this band too.



#4 Mr_E_Squirrel

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Posted 15 April 2016 - 03:16 PM

Eagles of Death Metal.  I had never heard of this band until last November when they had that tragic concert in Paris.  I didn't realize Josh Homme from Queens of the Stone Age is a member of this band too.

 

He is a "member" but usually does not tour... Does the Albums and some major public appearances... TV etc ..


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#5 Mr_E_Squirrel

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Posted 15 April 2016 - 03:17 PM

I am kinda Meh on this. Will go and have a good time and discover a few bands but nothing earth shattering for me on the line up. 

 

Comments are kind of 50/50 on Facebook .... 



#6 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 15 April 2016 - 03:22 PM

By far my favourite Metric song.

 

 

 

And behind the scenes, how did they do that?

 

 


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#7 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 16 April 2016 - 02:00 PM

Both Arkells and Metric play another festival in Ontario this same weekend.  That's a tough schedule.


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#8 Mike K.

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Posted 29 March 2017 - 07:24 PM

Rock the Shores music festival cancelled for 2017

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#9 amor de cosmos

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Posted 29 March 2017 - 07:30 PM

that's big news  :blink:



#10 Mr_E_Squirrel

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Posted 29 March 2017 - 08:26 PM

Bummer ... Will have to start a new tradition ...

#11 Jason-L

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Posted 30 March 2017 - 05:38 AM

There are so many festivals these days, I'm not surprised.  The last couple RtS have had underwhelming lineups, mostly due to competing for headlines with everything else out there.

It'll be interesting to see if Rifflandia can keep up the quality.



#12 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 30 March 2017 - 05:41 AM

There are so many festivals these days, I'm not surprised.  The last couple RtS have had underwhelming lineups, mostly due to competing for headlines with everything else out there.

It'll be interesting to see if Rifflandia can keep up the quality.

 

That's right.  RTS also used to at least the last year or two share the same weekend with Pemberton and artists would play Pemberton Saturday, then Sunday here and vice versa.  This year they are not in sync.


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Posted 30 March 2017 - 08:42 AM

It'll be interesting to see if Rifflandia can keep up the quality.

 

If you look at the Riff lineups over the 2-3 years, the quality has already been consistently dropping.



#14 Mike K.

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Posted 30 March 2017 - 08:50 AM

That's the reason I didn't go last year. There was nothing all that appealing on the line-up.

 

And in 2015 Chromeo, the big-ticket name for that year's event, dropped out last minute. That was a real bummer.

 

But if you think about it, the core draw for these festivals are folks in the 20-30-year-old range. Their discretionary income for these events has been largely gobbled up by higher rents so they are more likely to choose one, or two, instead of three of four large festivals.

 

Here's what we have now:

 

Rifflandia

Rock the Shores

Jazzfest

SkaFest

Squamish

SunFest

Shambala

Tall Tree

...the new one past Lake Cowichan

...and numerous major festivals on the Mainland


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#15 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 30 March 2017 - 09:17 AM

I don't know, to me they could have less Riff artists and it would be good.  But maybe some of the fringe artists hardly get paid, I don't know.


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Posted 30 March 2017 - 10:10 AM

If you look at the Riff lineups over the 2-3 years, the quality has already been consistently dropping.

Quality peaked in 2009-2011 IMO. On the other hand perhaps I am just getting old and curmudgeonly, saying "it was better back in the day"


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Posted 30 March 2017 - 11:10 AM

That's the reason I didn't go last year. There was nothing all that appealing on the line-up.

 

And in 2015 Chromeo, the big-ticket name for that year's event, dropped out last minute. That was a real bummer.

 

But if you think about it, the core draw for these festivals are folks in the 20-30-year-old range. Their discretionary income for these events has been largely gobbled up by higher rents so they are more likely to choose one, or two, instead of three of four large festivals.

 

Here's what we have now:

 

Rifflandia

Rock the Shores

Jazzfest

SkaFest

Squamish

SunFest

Shambala

Tall Tree

...the new one past Lake Cowichan

...and numerous major festivals on the Mainland

This year all of these events are also competing with the Canada 150 celebration and I'm pretty certain a lot of the bigger Canadian acts especially are experiencing scheduling crunches as a result....


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#18 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 11:31 AM

Rock The Shores (July 13-15), The Phillips Backyard Weekender (July 20-22), and Rifflandia Festival (September 13-16).


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#19 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 04 April 2018 - 09:09 AM

After a one year hiatus, Rock The Shores returns to West Shore Parks and Rec’s Lower Fields from July 13-15. This year’s lineup features the legendary Brian Wilson, SoCal punk icons Social Distortion, indie pop favourites X Ambassadors, the incredible Juliette Lewis and the Licks, plus Bahamas, Dear Rouge, The Sheepdogs, Frazey Ford, Rising Appalachia, Jesse Roper, Chersea, Youngblood and 15 other artists! As of today at 9:00 am PT, all ticket types are available online atrocktheshores.com and in-person at Lyle’s Place and West Shore Parks and Rec.
 
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In addition to the new look released last week, Rock The Shores will be introducing a number of added amenities to this year’s festival. These include ticket add-ons like reserved seating and expanded parking areas.

“Rock The Shores is an exciting major event for our facility and the community.” Says Geoff Welham, acting manager of recreation at West Shore Parks and Rec. “We are thrilled to see it return this year!”

To encourage family participation at the event, Rock The Shores will continue to offer free passes to children aged 12 and under when accompanied by adults/guardians. See rocktheshores.com for full details on children's passes.

“Thank you to all of our partners, customers and supporters! It’s so good to be back!” Says Nick Blasko, Festival Director. “This year’s lineup features something for every music fan. We look forward to seeing you in July!”
 

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#20 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 04 April 2018 - 10:02 AM

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