Well, last year we bid a sad and final farewell to Molson Park in Barrie, a favourite summer concert/festival venue in Ontario for the past 20 years and the host of many past Edgefests. The 2003 Edgefest made history by being the last event to ever be held at the Park. But with Molson Park sadly out of the picture, the state of Edgefest’ s existence was left up in the air. We weren’t sure if there was even going to be another Edgefest, let alone where the next one would be held. But Edgefest 2004 is a go and the initial line-up has already been revealed.
This year the festival will be held at the Molson Amphitheatre on Friday July 2, returning to its traditional Canada Day weekend slot (last year it took place in early September). Thankfully, the venue means the festival will remain in an outdoor setting, but the 16,000-person capacity is considerably smaller than Molson Park’s 30,000 plus limit.
The 2004 headlining roster features Good Charlotte, Finger Eleven (who can be considered an Edgefest staple), the crazy Mississauga export known as Billy Talent, Australia’s Jet, the screamers from St. Catharine’s Alexisonfire, Californian emo-outfit Something Corporate, Burlington’s Jersey and another Canadian band, The Salads. And in typical Edgefest fashion, more bands will soon be announced, so stay tuned.
Tickets go on sale this Thursday (March 25) at 10 a.m. at all Ticketmaster outlets. Both general admission and reserved seats will be available. Prices are $45.00, $37.50 and $29.50 plus tax and service charge. And if you’re part of the Inside Edge, you have a chance to get tickets before anyone else does. The Internet presale is available for Inside Edge members on Tuesday (March 23) at 10 a.m.