Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Individual tickets for Nexen CanadaROCKS 2012 on sale May 25

Fort McMurray, AB, May 23, 2012 – Individual tickets for Nexen CanadaROCKS 2012 will be released to the public on Friday, May 25 at 10:00 a.m.

Individual tickets were originally slated to be made available on June 1, but timelines have been adjusted to better serve the public as the three-day musical celebration of Canada’s birthday approaches, said David Whitelock, Executive Director of Events Wood Buffalo.
“We want to ensure that people have the opportunity to enjoy Canada Day weekend and experience this diverse lineup of Canadian talent,” said Whitelock. “The weekend takes us from coast to coast and is truly a representation of what this country has to offer.”
Tickets can be purchased via or at MacDonald Island Park Guest Services, located on the first floor of the Suncor Community Leisure Centre.

The lineup for Nexen CanadaROCKS is as follows:
Friday, June 29: Joel Plaskett Emergency and Hey Rosetta!
Saturday, June 30: K’naan and Classified presented by Mix 103.7 FM with post-concert Canada Day fireworks
Sunday, July 1: Blue Rodeo and Corb Lund with very special guests Doc Walker presented by Country 93.3 FM

“We expect a truly festive atmosphere at the Island with such a great lineup taking the stage at Nexen CanadaROCKS,” said Tim Reid, Chief Operating Officer at MacDonald Island Park. “Whether you’re looking to hear iconic classics from Blue Rodeo or an international star like K’naan, the weekend will be a special one.”

A limited number of VIP boxes are also still available. For more information contact Nadia Power at or Tracey Lewis at

Nexen CanadaROCKS 2012 is co-presented by Events Wood Buffalo and MacDonald Island Park.

For more information:
Adam Hardiman
Coordinator, Communications
MacDonald Island Park Corporation
780-791-0070 ext. 5060

Brea Burton
Marketing & Communications Manager

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