CONTEST: WIN TICKETS TO BRANTFORD'S WTFEST FEATURING THE SHEEPDOGS, USS, THE BEACHES + MORE



This Saturday, July 27th, concert-goers will pack Lions Park in Brantford, Ontario for the forth edition of WTFest.

The community event (with admission only being $28) is hosted by MuchMusic icon Ed The Sock and features these top notch Canadian acts:

The Sheepdogs
USS
The Beaches
Ascot Royals
Bond Of Mara


Send an email to info@soundzine.ca for an entry to win a pair of tickets.


About WTFest:

Proudly presented by Brant Taxi - Brantford’s biggest music festival, WTFest returns on July 27th, 2019 at Lions Park. The fourth-year festival is set to feature an incredible onsite event headlined by Juno award-winning modern rock revivalists The Sheepdogs, and support from USS (Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker), The Beaches, and Ascot Royals rounding out the main stage.

Built on the solid, classic rock foundation of three-part harmonies and dual guitar leads, Canada's the Sheepdogs blend Southern boogie rock, groove-based psychedelia, and bluesy barroom swagger into a modern rock & roll revival. Based out of the Saskatchewan city of Saskatoon, the band features the talents of Ewan Currie (vocals, guitar), Jimmy Bowskill (guitar), Ryan Gullen (bass), and Sam Corbett (drums), plus Ewan's brother Shamus on brass and keyboards. The group released a series of independent albums before winning Rolling Stone Magazine’s “Choose the Cover” competition and gracing the cover of their August issue in 2011. Since then, The Sheepdogs have produced a massive catalog of Billboard charting albums, and massive #1 rock chart-topping singles like "I Don't Know", "The Way It Is", "Feeling Good", and "I've Got a Hole Where My Heart Should Be".

Toronto based duo USS (Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker) have a remarkable proficiency for erupting dance floors and eliciting widespread audience sing-a-longs. Fronted by master craftsman Ash Boo-Schultz (vocals/guitar) and turntablist hype man extraordinaire Human Kebab, USS are known for Alternative hits like "Work Shoes", "Shipwreck", "This Is the Best", and "Yin Yang".

Juno award-winning female rock-outfit The Beaches serve up a riff-heavy mix of retro rock. The group's singles for "Money" and "T-Shirt" both enjoyed massive success on rock radio, with the latter song securing the top spot on Billboard's Rock Chart for three consecutive weeks. The Beaches continue to tour in support of their new album "Late Show" and recently wrapped up an arena tour with The Glorious Sons across Canada.

Brantford's own Ascot Royals have become of the one of the most talked about new bands to emerge onto Canada's rock scene with their own trademark brand of danceable alternative arena rock, pop hooks, and uplifting lyrics. The group's single for "The Best is Yet to Come" entered the Top 25 at Canadian Rock Radio, as the band toured across Canada with Big Wreck.

WTFest will also include performances by some of the best up and coming bands from across Ontario on the second stage. Previous years have featured performances by groups like Quick Wicked, Harbour, and The Good Goddamns that have helped expose their music to a wider audience.

WTFest launched in 2015, as a two-day outdoor music festival in Brantford, Ontario headlined by Big Wreck and featured performances by The Trews, I Mother Earth, and USS. The festival is the brainchild of Jamie Stephens from JSE Events, and Lance and Mark Calbeck from Calbeck Investments, who launched WTFest in an effort to bring a major music festival back to the "Telephone City".

This year, Stephens & The Calbecks are excited to announce the addition of Phil Gillies & MJ Perry to the ownership group.

WTFest has quickly become a fan favorite musical destination each summer and featured performances from groups like Our Lady Peace, Billy Talent, Monster Truck, Big Wreck, Collective Soul, Soul Asylum and more.

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