Published Jun 03, 2009Now in its fourth year, Mississauga's annual non-profit festival Rock the Coliseum is all set to celebrate the notable acts and genres that have come out of the 905. Going down from June 19 to 21 at 300 City Centre Dr., this year's line-up boasts such heroes as Missisauga pop rockers the Meligrove Band and Mare as headliners, along with notable out-of-towners like Junius and Burning Brides.
"Rock the Coliseum is a [not] for profit initiative to do something constructive with all the free time the kids here have," says organizer Bushra Mahmood of the free festival. "It's run totally by kids and music junkies who just want to see something start again in 'Sauga."
Apart from the excellent line-up of live shows, which also includes performances by Bad Flirt, DD/MM/YYY, Don Vail, the North, Dinosaur Bones and Clothes Make the Man, the festival features the Underground Garage Sale, with vendors selling and trading goods and hand-made designs.
To add even more to the excitement, this year's event is being filmed to create The 905 Documentary, an attempt by She Died Productions to record and preserve the indie culture of Mississauga via this "youth music art fest."
To get more info on Rock the Coliseum, you can visit the festival's website here.