Summer music festival season is almost upon us and honestly, I CAN'T WAIT! While we're still waiting for some lineups, we've got dates from some of the best music festivals across the country.
Of course, to each their own taste in music, so I won't say these are the "best" music festivals in the country. But they are highly anticipated and feature amazing musicians year after year.
We really are lucky up here, every province has an amazing festival to look forward to whether you like country or electronic music.
TL;DR While we await full lineup releases we can still mark our calendars with these amazing Canadian music festivals. Find one for each province below!
I've tried to include a nice variety of genres in this list and of course, this isn't the most exhaustive list of festivals.
But even still, you're sure to find something to look forward to no matter what province you're living in.
Cavendish Beach Music Festival - Prince Edward Island
Location: Cavendish, PEI
Dates: Friday, July 5th - Sunday, July 7th 2019
Notable Acts: Carrie Underwood, Eric Church, Russel Dickerson
George Street Festival - Newfoundland
Location: St. John's, Newfoundland
Dates: Thursday, August 1st - Wednesday, August 7th 2019
Notable Acts: TBA (Previous years hosted Our Lady Peace, Arkells, Classified and Kardinal Offishall)
TD Halifax Jazz Festival - Nova Scotia
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Dates: Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 to Sunday, July 14th, 2019
Notable Acts: TBA (Previous years hosted The War On Drugs, Alvvays, Dub Kartel, Whitehorse, and Charlotte Day Wilson)
Future Forest, New Brunswick
Location: Albright's Corner, just outside Fredericton, New Brunswick
Dates: Friday, July 26th - Sunday, July 29th, 2019
Notable Acts: TBA (Previous years hosted Alex Stein, Misstress Barbara, Alexi Delano, and Anna Morgan)
Osheaga - Quebec
Location: Montreal, Quebec
Dates: Friday, August 2nd - Sunday, August 4th, 2019
Notable Acts: TBA (Previous years hosted Travis Scott, Arctic Monkeys, Post Malone, Florence + the Machine, Dua Lipa, Billie Eilish and more)
Roxodus - Ontario
Location: Clearview, Ontario
Dates: Thursday, July 11th - Saturday, July 13th, 2019
Notable Acts: Blondie, Billy Idol, Collective Soul, Big Wreck, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kid Rock, Peter Frampton, Cheap Trick
Countryfest - Manitoba
Location: Dauphin, Manitoba
Dates: June 27th - June 30th, 2019
Notable Acts: Jason Aldean, Old Dominion, Toby Keith, Brothers Osborne
Regina Folk Festival - Saskatchewan
Location: Regina, Saskatchewan
Dates: Friday, August 9th - Sunday, August 11th, 2019
Notable Acts: Tanya Tagaq, Neko Case, Walk Off The Earth, Shakey Graves
Chasing Summer - Alberta
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Dates: Saturday, August 3rd & Sunday, August 4th, 2019
Notable Acts: TBA (Previous years hosted Kaskade, Borgore, Dillon Francis, Martin Garrix and DJ Snake)
Burnaby Blues + Roots Festival- British Columbia
Location: Deer Lake Park, British Columbia
Dates: Saturday, August 10th, 2019
Notable Acts: Feist, Lord Huron, Dan Mangan, The War & Treaty, William Prince
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