AT DOWNSVIEW PARK on July 9, 2011


TORONTO (ONTARIO) January 24, 2011 – Edgefest ‘11 is set to return to Toronto with 16 acts now confirmed to perform at Downsview Park on Saturday, July 9, 2011. Fan favourites Rise Against, A Perfect Circle, The Weakerthans, Tokyo Police Club, Arkells, The Reason and Dinosaur Bones will be rocking the main stage. Rounding out the bill of incredible talent on the side stage will be Hollerado, Ko, Gentlemen Husbands, Harlan Pepper, Michou, Mockingbird Wish Me Luck, Monster Truck, Sandman Viper Command and The Sheepdogs, making this the must-see festival of 2011.

Photo By: Fridae Mattas

“102.1 the Edge is excited to bring Edgefest back to Downsview Park for a jam packed lineup of Canadian and international talent on two stages,” said Ross Winters, Program Director, 102.1 the Edge. “This year’s lineup features 14 homegrown bands that are making a mark in the music scene and we are proud to showcase this great talent to our dedicated listeners right in our backyard.”

“Edgefest is back with a mind numbing excellent festival that will blanket Toronto with a force not seen since the great snowstorms of the late ‘70s. Besides the earth shattering rock of Rise Against and A Perfect Circle, people will be able to see an incredible array of frighteningly great Canadian talent!” – exclaims Elliott Lefko, Goldenvoice.

Edgefest began as a single event for the 10th birthday celebration of 102.1 the Edge. After such an incredible success, the event turned into an annual concert for music enthusiasts.  For the past 20 years, Edgefest has featured the biggest names in new rock such as Billy Talent, AFI, Tool, Radiohead, Nickelback, Green Day, Blur, Our Lady Peace, Linkin Park, Stone Temple Pilots and hundreds of other major label and indie acts.

The 2011 Edgefest headliners are:

A Perfect Circle

A Perfect Circle formed in 1999 with principal members Billy Howerdel and Maynard James Keenan creating an alt-metal sound with theatrical, ambient qualities. A Perfect Circle returned from a six-year hiatus in 2010 with current members Billy Howerdel, Maynard Keenan, Josh Freese, Matt McJunkins and James Iha.


Rise Against

Chicago foursome Rise Against is a melodic hardcore band that formed in 1999. The band’s fan base quickly grew from its roots in the underground punk scene to landing slots on high-profile national tours.


The Weakerthans – www.theweakerthans.org

Tokyo Police Club- www.tokyopoliceclub.com

The Reason – www.myspace.com/thereasonrock

Arkells – www.arkells.ca

Dinosaur Bones www.myspace.com/dinosaurbonesband

Photo By: Fridae Mattas

For additional information about Edgefest ‘11, please visit: www.edge.ca


102.1 the Edge’s Inside Edge presale begins Wednesday, January 26 at 10 a.m. and ends Friday, January 28 at 10 p.m. Public ticket on-sale for Edgefest will begin Saturday, January 29 at 12 p.m. (noon) at all Ticketmaster outlets, www.ticketmaster.ca and by calling (416) 870-8000. Ticket information is also available at www.edge.ca.

Early Birds save $10!  Early ticket buyers pay just $39.50 for a limited time. This year, Edgefest is offering “Fast Pass” tickets to the first 2,500 ticket buyers. Lucky holders of the exclusive “Fast Pass” ticket will receive the royal treatment, entering the festival at a separate gate and skipping the lineups.

Avoid the crowds;  a limited number of VIP tickets are available! VIPs will be treated to a separate VIP only food and beer area plus “Fast Pass” entry into the venue.  VIP tickets are available for a limited time and while supplies last for $102.10.

Photo By: Fridae Mattas

About 102.1 the Edge; Long regarded as Canada’s most influential new rock station, 102.1 the Edge (CFNY-FM) is home to The Dean Blundell Show. Part of the Corus Radio network of new rock stations, 102.1 the Edge is proud to air the best in new rock programming and is the flagship station to popular syndicated programs including Canada’s longest running new rock documentary show The Ongoing History of New Music hosted by Alan Cross as well as Alan’s daily show, ExploreMusic. Tune in to 102.1 the Edge on the FM dial or listen live at http://www.edge.ca.

102.1 the Edge is owned by Corus Entertainment Inc., a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, television broadcasting, children’s book publishing and children’s animation. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (CJR.B). Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.

About Goldenvoice

Established in 1985, Goldenvoice is a full service local concert promoter based in Los Angeles producing over 400 shows per year throughout North America.  Goldenvoice and it’s parent company AEG Live host the most critically acclaimed music festivals in the U.S. Goldenvoice created and operates the award winning annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival as well as Stagecoach: California’s Country Music Festival. In addition, AEG Live, co-produces both the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Bumbershoot: Seattle’s Music & Arts Festival.

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