102.1 The Edge Presents…
The 13th “Annual” Riverfest Elora • Bissell Park, Elora ON • August, 18, 19 & 20, 2023
METRIC • FEIST • THE REKLAWS
CHARLOTTE CARDIN • JJ WILDE • MATT MAYS
TALK • SONREAL • RÊVE • LEIF VOLLEBEKK
THE AGGROLITES • RENFORSHORT • BOSLEN • SPOONS
& over 30 more acts to perform at Riverfest Elora 2023!
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Riverfest Elora, everyone’s favourite “big-little” festival returns to Ontario’s most beautiful village this August!
The beloved 3 day, outdoor event continues its run as one of Canada’s premier boutique music, community & arts festivals, offering top tier headliners, up-and-coming acts of all genres, local artisans, food trucks and great brews, all within a majestically natural setting along the banks of the famed Grand River in Elora, Ontario.
Heading into the 13th annual instalment, Riverfest Elora, which started as a backyard festival in 2009 with an attendance of around 700 people, has grown exponentially since then to see crowds of more than 5,000 a day over the August weekend.
Riverfest Elora credits its success over the years to the ongoing contributions from its artistic partnerships, and the unwavering support of Elora’s small but mighty local community. “We are incredibly grateful to the community of Elora & Centre Wellington as a whole for continuing to support us with their enthusiasm, encouragement and their time! Our team of over 500 mostly local volunteers runs one of the best events in the country. With their efforts, we get to welcome area residents and people from across Canada to a truly magical experience each and every year!” Says Spencer Shewen, Festival & Artistic Director.
The community-run music and arts festival looks to continue the incredible success of past instalments, which have included performances by world class touring acts Alessia Cara, The Flaming Lips, City and Colour, MGMT, Carly Rae Jepsen, Arkells, Blue Rodeo, Walk Off The Earth, Donovan Woods, and many more, with an incredibly well-rounded lineup of household names, up-and-comers and Riverfest fan favourites!
With fan favourites, METRIC (Saturday), returning to the festival for the first time since their legendary 2015 performance and first timers, FEIST (Sunday) and THE REKLAWS (Friday), Ontario’s most epic party of the summer is sure to deliver on its promise!
- Metric returns to Riverfest for the first time since their legendary performance at Riverfest Elora 2015
- Feist to perform at Riverfest for the first time
- Local’s faves, The Reklaws to be the first country music headliner in Riverfest history
- The 2023 lineup boasts 10 Juno Awards nominations from this past year with Metric, The Reklaws, Rêve, Boslen, and SonReal all receiving nods and Rêve winning for Dance Recording of the year
- RFE2023 features an almost entirely Canadian lineup, with only two of 47 performers, The Aggrolites (Los Angeles) and Mobley (Austin) coming up from the U.S.
- Love for the local Scene: Local acts large and small throughout the lineup featuring: The Reklaws, JJ Wilde, Shebad, Jiggity James, The Bearskins, Animal Boy, The Boo Radley Project (Booraoke Live!), The Shawn Connerys, Adrian Jones & Peter Piper
For tickets and additional info: www.riverfestelora.com
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RIVERFEST ELORA IS THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE ITS 2023 LINEUP!
Friday, August 18, 2023
Friday After Parties
Atay & Jax
Myst Milano. (DJ Set)
Saturday, August 19, 2023
Boogey the Beat
Vince The Messenger
The Paddling Puppeteers
Saturday After Parties
Birds of Bellwoods
The Skamones (K-man Ramones Set)
Vince The Messenger
The Shawn Connerys
Sunday, August 20, 2023
K-Man & The 45s
Anna Paddock & The Lay Awakes
The Paddling Puppeteers
Sunday Wrap Party
RIVERFEST CONTINUES WITH THE KEYCHANGE PLEDGE!
Keychange is an international gender equality campaign which encourages festivals, conferences and other music organisations to strive for a balanced gender representation in their programming, staffing and beyond. Keychange aims to accelerate change and create a better, more inclusive music industry for present and future generations.
100% PACKAGED WATER FREE!
Thanks to Riverfest Elora’s partnership with Wellington Water Watchers, the Township of Centre Wellington and Quench Buggy, Riverfest Elora is 100% packaged water free for the 9th edition in a row!
Artwork by Jon Kutt at High Road Design