For the past 14 years this has been the destination for thousands of fans – from Ontario to BC, from Thompson to South Dakota – as they converge to meet with friends old and new and enjoy some of the best live music to be found.
The annual rock festival, held each August long weekend overlooking lake Minnedosa, is in the midst of preparations for this their 15th anniversary.
The Board of Directors is making some changes to the festival this year. Many of our fans have told us what they want, and as a result we are pleased to announce that Canada’s Premiere Classic Rock Festival will be bigger, louder and better than ever!
Artists announced to date include;
Kim Mitchell, with an impressive list of hits from both his solo and Max Webster days, has been entertaining fans since the early 70’s.
Trooper, widely recognized as Canada’s #1 Party Band they are also Canada’s oldest and coolest rock band.
Chilliwack, with multiple hits from the early 70’s, they were the headliners at the first Rockin’ the Fields of Minnedosa festival.
The Headstones, these are a Canadian punk-influenced alternative rock band, known for their high energy live shows, particularly the antics of Hugh Dillon.
Three Days Grace’s music has been described as post grunge, hard rock, and alternative rock. Whatever the label, this hard hitting band will be releasing their sixth album this March.
Burrton Cummings, few artists have achieved the level of public success and critical acclaim that Burton Cummings has enjoyed in a dazzling career, whether as lead singer and songwriter with The Guess Who or on his own.
There are many, many more to be announced.
The festival site itself features an amphitheatre with built in bench and folding chairs overlooking the main stage and lake. An additional two stages ensure that there is music on throughout the day and evening. With hot showers, vendors, ice, camping, water and septic service, garbage and recycling pick up, onsite security and first aid there are many ways to keep yourself comfortable.
The festival is assisted by a virtual army of volunteers, both on the August long weekend and the weeks leading up to the festival. Service clubs, businesses and individuals recognize the importance of the festival to the local economy and are eager to support RFM as needed.
Early bird tickets are available until March 31, information is available at rockinthefields.ca or at 1-888- 330-8333.