​Gridlock Festival Announces All-Ages Programming with Waxahatchee, Beach Slang, Owen

​Gridlock Festival Announces All-Ages Programming with Waxahatchee, Beach Slang, Owen
Gridlock Festival is set to make its debut in Halifax this summer, with organizers having already revealed a lineup that includes Wolf Parade, DIIV, the Rural Alberta Advantage and plenty more acts. Now, the East Coast fest has announced a pair of shows that will offer some all-ages entertainment.

The main event will take place from July 8 to 10 at the Citadel High School Grounds and will only offer entry to attendees over the age of 19. Younger folks hoping to get in on the action, though, now have the chance to check out a couple of free, all-ages events on July 9.

Postdata, Owen and Waxahatchee will play afternoon sets at the Spatz Theatre. There will be 300 free spots reserved for under 19 concertgoers, as well 400 spots for wristband holders, and an additional 100 spots for 19+ guests who purchase individual event tickets. Doors will open at 12 p.m. local time.

A second show will follow at a venue that is still to be determined, featuring sets from Crossed Wires, Solids and Beach Slang; 200 free places will be reserved for the underagers, 50 wristbands will get in, and 50 individual tickets will be available. Doors for the latter event will open at 3 p.m.

"We at Gridlock Festival believe that rebuilding and stabilizing the all ages music community in Halifax is a priority, and we pledge to do our part to support young musicians and fans," festival director Jeremy MacNeil said in a press release. "Getting involved with our local music community at a young age helped me grow out of my shell, connect with hundreds of local and touring bands, as well as meet thousands of like-minded music fans.

Full festival info, including all ticketing options, can be found here.