The 3rd Annual MTS Rock On The Range Canada is set for Saturday, August 20 at Canad Inns Stadium in Winnipeg, Manitoba, centrally located in the heart of Canada. Canada’s â€œBiggest Day of Rockâ€ will feature a stellar lineup, including headliners Alice In Chains (marking their first headlining appearance in the province of Manitoba), Evanescence (first live performance of the year), Sum 41, Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Hinder, Anberlin and more.
MTS Rock On The Range Canada–presented by Right Arm Entertainment, Inc. and True North Sports & Entertainment Limited–will include 14 bands on two stages: the Monster Energy Main Stage and the JÃ¤germeister Stage. The full lineup will be announced in the coming months. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 15 at 10am CST at all Ticketmaster.ca outlets. A limited number of â€œEarly Bird Specialâ€ tickets will be available for only $29. For full details, visit: www.mtsrockontherange.ca.
“It’s always extra special when we can headline in a city where we’ve never been,â€ says Jerry Cantrell of Alice In Chains. â€œI’m pretty sure this will be our first gig ever in Winnipeg, and MTS Rock On The Range Canada is the perfect show for us play. We can’t wait.”
â€œMTS Rock On The Range is Canada’s premier Rock festival, with a great lineup at an incredibly low ticket price,â€ says event co-producer Del Williams of Los Angeles based Right Arm Entertainment, Inc. â€œAll the bands have made an earnest pledge to deliver unforgettable performances for the Canadian â€˜Rangers.â€™ It is going to be personal. The objective is to make August 20 the best day of Rock that Winnipeg has ever had.”
Kevin Donnelly of True North says, â€œThe growth in popularity of MTS Rock On The Range Canada has been nothing short of amazing. We are thrilled to be able to create such a great mix of beloved established acts along with up and coming bands for this year’s festival.”
â€œMTS is thrilled to be partnering with the Rock On The Range music festival again this summer,â€ said Stan Kurtas, Vice President, Marketing, MTS. â€œWith such a great lineup of bands, this yearâ€™s festival is sure to draw crowds from across the Province and we are excited to be a part of it.â€
MTS Rock On The Range launched in 2009, following the success of the U.S. installment of Rock On The Range, the renowned festival which has annually drawn crowds in excess of 30,000 per day since its inception in 2007. MTS Rock On The Range continues to grow, with more than 15,000 in attendance in 2010. Britt Harvey with Winnipeg Free Press summed up last yearâ€™s event: â€œâ€¦the elated crowd at Rock on the Range was quite the sightâ€¦in Winnipeg, rock lives [August 8, 2010].â€ Previous performers include: Stone Temple Pilots, Godsmack, Rise Against, Rancid, Three Days Grace, Billy Talent, Theory of a Deadman, Buckcherry and Finger Eleven.