Toronto's Grey Cup Festival Gets Sam Roberts, Kathleen Edwards, K'naan
Published Oct 31, 2012The CFL's 100th Grey Cup is coming to Toronto this November, and the festivities will appeal to music fans and football fans alike. The championship game will be taking place at Rogers Centre on November 25, while the days leading up to the big event will see performances from a host of big-name musical acts.
The stage is located at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The music will get underway on November 22 with a rap/pop-heavy lineup featuring K'naan, Kardinal Offishall, Kreesha Turner and Mia Martina. The next day, November 23, the Molson Canadian House Concert Series will present a selection of radio-friendly rock with Sam Roberts Band, Matthew Good and Treble Charger.
On November 23, the Molson Canadian House Concert Series will continue with a trio of retro acts: Big Sugar with Willi Williams, Myles Goodwin and April Wine, and Kim Mitchell (of Max Webster). The shows conclude with a pre-game party on November 25 featuring Kathleen Edwards and Burton Cummings.
Tickets for the first three nights cost $55 apiece, while the official pre-game party is $175. Get more information over at the 100th Grey Cup Festival website.
As for the halftime show of the game itself, it will feature Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen, Marianas Trench, and Gordon Lightfoot. We'll have to see if they can top what Beyonce has in store for the Superbowl.