2011.08.20 Fort Calgary, Calgary, AB

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2011.08.20 Fort Calgary, Calgary, AB

Post by hydro » Wed May 11, 2011 9:17 am

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August 20th, 2011 at FORT CALGARY, Calgary AB - http://www.xfestcalgary.com

Calgary’s New Rock Alternative, X92.9 and independent concert & event promoters The Union proudly announce X-FEST 2011, an exciting outdoor alternative rock celebration, set to take place at historic Fort Calgary on Saturday August 20, 2011. Tickets will be on sale to the general public on Friday May 13 at 10 AM through http://www.primeboxoffice.com, http://www.unionevents.com, and XfestCalgary.com.

The confirmed line-up for X-FEST 2011 is a rich cross-section of alternative rock royalty and rising stars, as well as bit of local character – JANE’S ADDICTION, WEEZER, SOCIAL DISTORTION, HOUSE OF PAIN, THE RURAL ALBERTA ADVANTAGE, MICHAEL BERNARD FITZGERALD, and more yet to be announced.

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY MAY 13 at 10 AM

at XFESTCALGARY.COM, UNIONEVENTS.COM, PRIMEBOXOFFICE.COM

plus charge by phone 403-265-3338, Prime Box Office Kiosk (MacEwan Hall, U of C) - limited number of tickets with reduced service charges at Sloth Records

General admission tickets (all ages w/ licensed area - $79.29 (plus service charge)

VIP tickets (18+ only) are $129.29 (plus service charge), includes: priority entry, licensed VIP area access, souvenir VIP laminate and lanyard, and private bar & food service.
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Calgary’s New Rock Alternative, X92.9 and independent concert & event promoters The Union proudly announce X-FEST 2011, an exciting outdoor alternative rock celebration, set to take place at historic Fort Calgary on Saturday August 20, 2011. Tickets will be on sale to the general public on Friday May 13 at 10 AM through http://www.primeboxoffice.com, http://www.unionevents.com, and XfestCalgary.com.

The confirmed line-up for X-FEST 2011 is a rich cross-section of alternative rock royalty and rising stars,... (read more)
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Re: 2011.08.20 Fort Calgary, Calgary, AB

Post by hydro » Wed May 11, 2011 9:20 am

Jane’s Addiction, Weezer among Calgary’s X-Fest lineup

The all-day music festival is slated for Fort Calgary in August

By Mike Bell May 10, 2011

Call it a homegrown festival alternative.

On Tuesday, Calgary radio station X92.9 in conjunction with Union Events promotions announced the lineup for what it hopes to be the first annual X-Fest, an all-day summer music festival featuring top-name talent from the modern-rock scene.

Lollapalooza pioneers Jane’s Addiction; American power-pop faves Weezer; punk-rock mainstays Social Distortion; Jump Around hip-hop act House of Pain; Toronto-based Rural Alberta Advantage; and Calgary’s Michael Bernard Fitzgerald are slated to appear at the event taking place Aug. 20 at Fort Calgary. More artists are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

Dave Johnston, director of marketing for Union Events, says the idea for X-Fest came from a similar concept in Edmonton titled Sonic Boom, and grew out of what was perceived to be a void in Calgary’s summer concert landscape, made especially more glaring with the disappearance of Virgin Fest.

“Calgary needs an event like this,” says Johnston. “Granted, there’s Stampede, there’s Sled Island but there hasn’t been anything that fits this . . . musical range.”

As to this year’s musical range, it is a decidedly veteran core of acts, but with fresh interest for Calgary music lovers. Jane’s is generating a great deal of buzz thanks to a new album, The Great Escape Artist, which is due in August, Weezer will be making their first appearance in town in almost a decade, and Social D, touring a new album, have an incredibly strong and loyal local following.

Johnston notes the names are established ones and is hoping they’ll help create a foundation that X-Fest can build and grow on in upcoming years.

“There is every intention to make this an annual event, like Sonic Boom has become in Edmonton, and Sasquatch! (Music Festival in George, Washington) and every other musical summer event that goes on in North America,” he says.

“We want this to be something that Calgary can call its own. Like every summer you know in August there is going to be X-Fest, and it’s going to be on that weekend and you know that particular kind of lineup is coming and you can look forward to it and are anticipating it.

“What the shape of X-Fest is going to be in years to come, who knows? . . . But let’s get through this year first.”

Tickets for the inaugural X-Fest go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. from xfestcalgary.com and primeboxoffice.com.

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Re: 2011.08.20 Fort Calgary, Calgary, AB

Post by humanoid » Wed May 18, 2011 2:02 pm

Nothing personal guys...but Soacial Distrotion should rule this show....
my boys been around alot longer and have more talent...
maybe Perry will get drunk and talk smack w/Mike Ness
and get fucked up....and lose that attitude he has....
jane's is cool but Mike Ness rules...

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Re: 2011.08.20 Fort Calgary, Calgary, AB

Post by hydro » Thu May 19, 2011 12:48 pm

ummmm ok :lol: :confused:


I just saw both Social D and Jane's at Buzzfest a few weeks ago in TX. There's no doubt Social D and Mike Ness are legends and there were even some hardcore Social D fans that Boo'd JA as Mike announced they would be up next. But when Jane's took the stage, the atmosphere and energy went to a higher level ;)
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Re: 2011.08.20 Fort Calgary, Calgary, AB

Post by hydro » Thu May 19, 2011 12:52 pm

humanoid wrote: jane's is cool but Mike Ness rules...
girls rule...boys drool :gayfight:
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Re: 2011.08.20 Fort Calgary, Calgary, AB

Post by Mike » Sun Aug 21, 2011 12:15 am

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Re: 2011.08.20 Fort Calgary, Calgary, AB

Post by Mike » Sun Aug 21, 2011 12:17 am

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Post by Mike » Sun Aug 21, 2011 12:19 am

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Re: 2011.08.20 Fort Calgary, Calgary, AB

Post by Mike » Sun Aug 21, 2011 12:21 am

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Re: 2011.08.20 Fort Calgary, Calgary, AB

Post by Mike » Sun Aug 21, 2011 12:22 am

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