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CBC Music Festival and Serena Ryder


with Walk off the Earth, Keys N Krates, Ruth B, Scott Helman, Bobby Bazini, Austra, BROS, WIlliam Prince, Sarah Slean and Alx Veliz

$39.50 advance

From the Promoter

CBC Music today announced the return of the CBC Music Festival to Echo Beach in Toronto on Saturday, May 27, 2017. Celebrating its fifth year, the festival will proudly showcase an all-Canadian lineup featuring co-headliners Serena Ryder and Walk Off The Earth. The day promises many more talented acts including Keys N Krates, Ruth B, Scott Helman, Bobby Bazini, Austra, BROS, William Prince, Sarah Slean, Alx Veliz, IsKwé, RALPH, Valley and the 2017 CBC Searchlight winner. More updates will be revealed in the weeks leading up to the festival.

Pre-sale tickets will be offered through CBCMusic.ca/festival on Tuesday, February 28 from 10 a.m. ET to Thursday, March 2 at 10 p.m. ET. The first 300 orders via the CBC pre-sale will receive a CBC toque. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, March 3 at 10 a.m. ET through Ticketmaster, with general admission passes going for $39.50 +fees. Children 12 and under enjoy free entry.

Produced by Live Nation, CBC Music Festival brings a diverse roster of artists from across Canada to Toronto for a one-day event for music lovers of all ages. In between performances, concert-goers can explore a variety of onsite entertainment and savor culinary delights from various local vendors.

This year’s festival will be streamed live on cbcmusic.ca and via Facebook and YouTube. For more information on the pre-sale and the festival, please visit cbcmusic.ca/festival and follow along on social media using #CBCMusicFest.

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Serena Ryder
Serena Ryder does what she does naturally and effortlessly, and has done what she does naturally and effortlessly since she was a young girl. This girl was performing by the age of eight, cut her first record at 16 and could boast of being a major-label artist with a gold-selling album, 2006’s If Your Memory Serves You Well and a gold-selling single, the lingeringly knee-weakening “Weak in the Knees,” all before she’d even turned 25. And yet it took a debilitating bout with depression and artistic self-doubt brought on by her premature pigeonholing as just another “sensitive Canadian folk chick with an acoustic guitar” for her to finally let it all come out truly naturally and effortlessly on Harmony, the album where Ryder found her voice and discovered that the best formula for her success is … no formula at all. This spring can hear the further results of Ryder’s ongoing liberation on Utopia, which extrapolates upon its predecessor’s “anything goes” template with even more confidence and joy.

Walk Off The Earth
Walk Off The Earth is an unconventional, multi-talented five-piece musical phenomena that is currently taking the world by storm. Based in Burlington, Ontario (...just outside of Toronto), their brilliant 5-people-playing-one-guitar interpretation of Gotye's "Somebody That I Used To Know" exploded on Youtube garnering well over 35 million views in under 2 weeks. The massive fan response quickly drew attention to their collection of innovative songs and videos spanning their last 5 years and generated an unprecedented flood of media interest. New fans from around the world immediately fell in love with the band's organic, independent, sincere and honest original songwriting, cover interpretations and beautifully filmed videos. For the past 5 years, the band has built a massive following of dedicated fans from around the world through their unique and heartwarming approach to songwriting, filming and constant, open interaction with everyone their music touches.

The chemistry between the members of Walk Off The Earth is undeniable. Marshall, Sarah and Gianni's individual vocal stylings mesh seamlessly with Taylor's haunting harmonies and keys all the while soaring over epic melodic arrangements held together by Joel Cassady's driving and prolific percussion work. Their independent spirit, unstoppable work ethic and awe-inspiring creativity has catapulted Walk Off The Earth into new and uncharted waters with only bigger and better things on the horizon.

About CBC Music.ca
CBC Music is Canada's free digital music service connecting Canadians with the very best in Canadian and international music. Simple and easy to navigate, CBC Music gives fans access to over 60 web radio stations, available on your smartphone, tablet or desktop, and content from the most knowledgeable music personalities and programmers from across the country.

About CBC/Radio-Canada
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. We are Canada’s trusted source of news, information and Canadian entertainment. Deeply rooted in communities all across the country, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We also provide international news and information from a uniquely Canadian perspective. In 2017, CBC/Radio-Canada will be at the heart of the celebrations and conversations with special 2017-themed multiplatform programming and events across Canada.

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