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Alvvays, Stars, Buffy Sainte-Marie, more to perform at 2019 CBC Music Festival

CBC Music

CBC Music Festival is returning for its seventh year, and Toronto indie-pop act Alvvays will be headlining the event's main stage.

Set to take place on Saturday, May 25, at Toronto's RBC Echo Beach, the all-Canadian lineup will also feature Rhye, Coeur de pirate, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Charlotte Cardin, Exco Levi and a special set by Stars, who will be performing their critically acclaimed 2004 album, Set Yourself on Fire.

As with other years, the CBC Music Festival will have multiple stages including a q stage and a newly added Juno 365 stage this year.

The q stage will host performances by the Courtneys, Peach Pit, Hubert Lenoir, Emmanuel Jal and 2019 Searchlight winner Shopé, with more acts to be announced. The Juno 365 stage will have 2019 Juno Award nominees Elisapie, Nuela Charles, Laila Biali, Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar, plus more to be announced.

The CBC Kids Zone will be back and will include crafts, activities and entertainment throughout the day for young concertgoers. A food truck fair will provide a variety of cuisines all day. And there will be opportunities, between sets, to explore the rest of the site and meet local CBC hosts.

Presale tickets will be available today at 10 a.m. ET on, and will continue until Thursday, April 11, at 10 p.m. ET. Then tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 12, at 10 a.m. ET through Ticketmaster. General admission will cost $39.50, plus fees, and children 12 years old and under can enjoy free admission with any adult ticket holder (two children per adult).

If you don't live in the Greater Toronto Area, you can enjoy the day's performances via the CBC Music Festival live stream on, and via CBC Music's Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages.

For more information about this year's CBC Music Festival, check back at in the coming weeks.

The 2019 CBC Music Festival will be taking place at Toronto's RBC Echo Beach on Saturday, May 25.


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