Sun Times staff
Mark Higgins says everything is falling into place for Big Music Fest 2012.
The concert promoter said June 30 is now confirmed as the date for the Owen Sound show at Kelso Beach Park.
He said he plans to announce the lineup, which will include seven rock bands, within the next week.
“It will be the best show by a country mile,” Higgins said in an interview Sunday.
He said tickets for the all-ages show will be $59.50.
“It’s fabulous the way it’s going to go down,” he said.
The first Big Music Fest in the area, held at the Wiarton-Keppel Airport in 2009, featured The Tragically Hip and attracted 15,000 people. A year later, the event was moved to Kelso Beach Park and attracted a crowd of more than 10,000. That concert featured Hedley and Our Lady Peace.
Higgins pulled the plug on last year’s Big Music Fest in April, after only 209 tickets were sold over the first seven days they were on sale. The bill was to include INXS, Theory of a Deadman, The Tea Party, These Kids Wear Crowns, Fefe Dobson, Kim Mitchell and Classified. Higgins also called off the outdoor concert in Belleville due to scheduling conflicts.
He said this year’s Belleville Big Music Fest will be held June 16 at Zwicks Park.