Interstellar Rodeo Edmonton

July 20, 2018

July 22, 2018

$75 & up

Hawrelak Park Heritage Amphitheatre, 9930 Groat Road NW, Edmonton

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Events Description

The Interstellar Rodeo is an intimate, taste-making music festival set in Edmonton’s Heritage Amphitheatre, which boasts covered seating, a permanent stage and excellent acoustics. The festival sold out in 2013, its second year. Past headliners include Alabama Shakes, Steve Earle, Gillian Welch, Randy Newman, Blue Rodeo, M. Ward, Kurt Vile, Corb Lund, St. Vincent, Father John Misty and many others. With its stellar line-ups, unique wine pairings and gourmet food trucks, Interstellar Rodeo has quickly become a main summer staple of entertainment in Edmonton.

For its seventh year, Interstellar Rodeo Edmonton serves up an inspired, decorated and script-flipping bill that jumps off the page and walks the walk.

This year’s headliners include Feist, an incandescent master of mood who brings her new album Pleasure to Edmonton for the first time. Music fans in this city simply cannot get enough of July Talk, an unstoppable, entangled frenzy of bodies and voices on stage and committed advocates for protecting these safe spaces offstage. Interstellar Rodeo is also thrilled to welcome indie rock phenom, poet and guitar shredder Courtney Barnett for her Edmonton debut. By the numbers, this year’s lineup is the most decorated yet, with Grammys, JUNOs, Polaris winners and a long list of other accolades earned by performers across genres.

Interstellar goers will be making full use of the dance floor again this year. With the big beats, swirling hoops and undeniable power of A Tribe Called Red’s powwow step and the country-Cuban-rockabilly grooves of Nashville’s The Mavericks, who remain as committed to getting the party started in 2018 as they have for the past 25 years, the 2018 festival promises to move you.

Interstellar Rodeo has always focused on bringing traditional and progressive roots music to the stage, and this year the festival doubles down on that mandate with Regina’s bluegrass breakouts The Dead South and the iconic a capella gospel of The Fairfield Four, a group that has endured to spread the word for nearly 100 years.

If you’re looking for new perspectives, Interstellar Rodeo has a lot to offer. There’s the truth-telling, banjo-punk folk rush of Acadian Lisa Leblanc, already a superstar in Francophone locales. Faouzia, a young Moroccan-Manitoban with an astounding set of pipes and a knack for pop hooks in both French and English, is just on the verge of breaking big. Then there’s the mind-melting mix of hip hop, dance hall and cumbia of Cuba’s cigar wielding, flute-playing La Dame Blanche, who is guaranteed to make an impression. All three artists will make their Edmonton debuts on Interstellar’s stage (and Canadian debut, for La Dame Blanche).

Interstellar Rodeo 2018 already promises to deliver on its annual mission to introduce Edmonton music lovers to new artists. On this theme, the festival is thrilled to welcome New York’s Margaret Glaspy to Edmonton for the first time. This young songwriter, who burst on the scene with an album Emotions of Math that wound up on many Best of 2016 lists, has made a huge impact with her astute observational, confessional songwriting shot through with sharp edges of electric guitar.

This year, the planets align for another edition of the Interstellar All Stars, a special feature where songwriters take the stage to perform together. This year, Interstellar Rodeo brings east to west with Tim Baker (Hey Rosetta!) and recent JUNO Award Songwriter of the Year nominee Rose Cousins, who will join Regina’s Jason Plumb and his band The Willing.

Alejandro Escovedo brings a notable memory of Interstellar’s history at Hawrelak Park; the Texas rock punk icon performed at Interstellar’s inaugural year, in fact its very first day. With their swirling, anthemic indie rock, Calgary’s Reuben and the Dark is also welcomed back for a second performance.

INTERSTELLAR RODEO 2018

FEIST • JULY TALK • COURTNEY BARNETT

A TRIBE CALLED RED • THE MAVERICKS • THE DEAD SOUTH

REUBEN & THE DARK • ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO • LISA LEBLANC

ALL STARS: JASON PLUMB, ROSE COUSINS AND TIM BAKER

MARGARET GLASPY • LA DAME BLANCHE

THE FAIRFIELD FOUR • FAOUZIA

Who is it for?

All ages

HOW MUCH

Tickets :

Children Ages 12 and under are admitted free of charge.
General Admission Weekend Passes
Adult Weekend Pass – Non-transferable: $249.00
Adult Weekend Pass – Transferable: $259.00
Youth( 13 – 17) / Senior (65+)Weekend Pass – Non-transferable:  $125.00
Youth / Senior Weekend Pass – Transferable: $135.00
General Admission Single Day Passes
Adult :$115.00
Youth/senior Friday Night: $75.00

How to get tickets?

Buy Online

At the door: tent outside the entrance of the Amphitheatre. It opens one hour before gates: Friday 3:30 pm and 12:00 pm on Saturday & Sunday. Accept credit cards, and cash.

WHEN & WHERE

Date & Time:

Friday, July 20, 2018 | 6:00 PM to Sunday, July 22, 2018 | 10:00 PM

Friday | 06:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Saturday & Sunday | 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Venue & Address :

Hawrelak Park Heritage Amphitheatre – 9930 Groat Road NW, Edmonton, AB Canada

Free Parking

Public Transit Accessible

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