Wood Buffalo set to celebrate on a global stage with Canada ROCKS 2011 featuring legendary rock band KISS
Fort McMurray, AB., April 26, 2010 – Events Wood Buffalo and MacDonald Island Park unveiled major details today for the Canada ROCKS festival taking place on June 30 to July 2, 2011.
The highlight of the weekend will be legendary rock band KISS on Saturday, July 2, one of the world’s most influential bands in the history of rock and roll. With 37 albums over 36 years, more than 80 million albums sold world-wide and over thirty years of record-breaking tours around the globe, residents and visitors will be in for an amazing show.
“KISS is the hottest show on earth and it is taking place in our own backyard,” said Tim Reid, Chief Operating Officer of MacDonald Island Park. “This show will set the stage for years to come as we strive to bring world-class entertainment for our residents and guests.”
Thursday, June 30 includes a free community concert on the main stage featuring Canadian legends ‘Chilliwack’ followed by a musical fireworks display on MacDonald Island Park. Day two, Friday, July 1 will see the annual community parade, family activities and multicultural food pavilion on MacDonald Island Park. That same evening the Newfoundland band ‘The Navigators’ perform on the main stage in a ticketed concert.
“We are thrilled to announce the line-up for this summer’s Canada Day celebrations,” said Claude Giroux, Executive Director of Events Wood Buffalo. “Our mandate is to provide Wood Buffalo residents and visitors the opportunity to celebrate the Big Spirit of our region and host a concert of this magnitude for the first time in Fort McMurray.”
Tickets for both shows will be for sale on May 6, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. either in person at MacDonald Island Park, by phone at 780-791-0070 or online at http://www.macdonaldisland.ca/.