The New Pornographers, Big Boi, Sloan, Big Wreck Added to 2024 Canadian National Exhibition Bandshell Lineup

Bahamas, Manchester Orchestra and MacKenzie Porter will also be among the acts to headline this summer

BY Megan LaPierrePublished Jul 11, 2024

It feels like the summer season can rightfully begin now that the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) has announced the first round of artists set to take the Bandshell Stage as the fair runs from August 16 to September 2.

UPDATE (7/11, 4:33 p.m. ET): Big Boi, the New Pornographers, the Born Ruffians, Sloan, Big Wreck and more have joined the bandshell lineup. See the updated schedule with newly announced performances in bold below. 

Comeback kids Down with Webster and Halifax soft-rock lifers April Wine will be among the acts to headline, as well as Manchester Orchestra (who will make the CNE their only Canadian stop on their tour celebrating the 10th anniversary of Cope), Bahamas, Brittany Howard and MacKenzie Porter.

Those headliners will see support from Julian Taylor, Jeremie Albino, Nate Haller, dee holt, Moneen and Boston Levi, respectively.

As always, the Bandshell concerts are free with CNE admission. Advance tickets are on sale now for $22.12 (plus a $2.99 transaction fee) here through until August 15.

2024 CNE Bandshell Stage Lineup:

08/16 Sloan with Paul Langlois Band
08/17 Brittany Howard with Julian Taylor
08/18 Bahamas with Jeremie Albino
08/19 MacKenzie Porter with Nate Haller
08/20 Drag EXtravaganza ft. Tynomi Banks, Sapphira Cristal, VENUS, Devine Darlin' and Saltina Shaker  
08/21 Down with Webster with dee holt 
08/22 Classic Albums Live performs Bob Marley's Legend with Jay Douglas
08/23 Manchester Orchestra with Moneen
08/24 The New Pornographers with Born Ruffians
08/25 Big Boi with SonReal
08/26 Half Moon Run with Ghostly Kisses
08/27 Ruby Waters with Aysanabee
08/28 Big Wreck with Royal Tusk
08/29 Destra and Band with Farmer Nappy, Dr. Jay & Friends
08/30 The Reklaws with Teigen Gayse
08/31 April Wine with Boston Levi
09/01: Voices of Classic Rock: Asia ft. John Payne (formerly of Asia), Jason Scheff (Chicago), Steve Augeri (formerly of Journey) & Fran Cosmo (formerly of Boston)

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