The 13th annual Rockin’ the Fields of Minnedosa music festival goes this weekend (July 29th to 31st) and organizers have put together an impressive musical lineup to fill your long weekend party appetite. Festival headliners this summer include 54-40, Loverboy, and Our Lady Peace. Friday’s headliner, 54-40, is an alternative rock group from Vancouver with numerous hit singles including I Go Blind, Ocean Pearl, She La and One Day in Your Life. Saturdays headliner Loverboy return to Minnedsosa after last appearing at the festival back in 2008. They have sold more than 10 million albums, earning four multi-platinum plaques along the way, including the four-million-selling album Get Lucky. Toronto rock band Our Lady Peace is the headliner on Sunday night and they have sold millions of albums worldwide, won four Juno Awards and ten Much Music Video Awards. Starseed, Naveed, Superman’s Dead and Clumsy are a few of the bands more popular singles.
Among the other acts performing this weekend on the main stage include: Kenny Shields & Streetheart, Age of Electric, The Grapes of Wrath and Sloan. The second stage showcases many local artists that people in Brandon and Westman will recognize including the Middle Coast, Sebastian Owl, and Tremendous Dynamite. In addition to the music the festival provides great on-site vendors, camping opportunities and other activities.
Rockin’ the Fields (RFM) is a non-profit cooperative which holds an annual summer rock festival in Minnedosa, MB. Since it’s inception Rockin’ the Fields’ has given over $300,000.00 to the local and Westman area service groups and they have also created and awarded a Music Scholarship . RFM is the largest festival of it’s kind in Manitoba attracting thousands of fans to the grounds overlooking beautiful Lake Minnedosa.