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Bands Released for the Atlantic Superstore Festival of Lights

By Tamzzs

The wait is finally over. This year’s Festival will take place June 28th – July 1st on the Historic Charlottetown Waterfront with what promises to be the largest and most impressive collaboration of rock artists in the festival’s history.

The Festival gets underway on the evening of Saturday, June 28th with State of Shock , The Trews and Billy Talent. Appearing for the first time in Charlottetown, Billy Talent, a young Toronto based group of rockers that have garnered tons of industry accolades including Best New Group, Group of the Year and Album of the Year at the Juno Awards to Best Video and Best Rock Video at the MuchMusic Awards. For the past three years, Billy Talent has been one of the most requested bands received by festival organizers.

The Sunday night concert is headlined by Oklahoma Rockers, Hinder and Canada’s own Our Lady Peace with an opening performance by Matt Mays and El Torpedo. Hinder recently released a new album called Extreme Behavior and are best known for chart toppers like “Lips of an Angel” and “Better than Me”. OLP is also one of the most requested bands by Festival Fans. During their career they have sold over five million albums worldwide, won four Juno Awards, and won ten MuchMusic Video Awards, including the People\'s Choice Award in 1997, 1998 and 2000.

American Rockers Collective Soul will perform live in concert with Canadian Rock Icons, The Tragically Hip as part of the final night of the Atlantic Lottery Concert Series on Monday, June 30th. It’s the Tragically Hip’s second performance at the Festival, holding the record for the most tickets ever sold. Collective Soul has seven #1 rock hits to their credit and worldwide sales in excess of $7 million.

Passports offer the best value at only $69 plus taxes and a $2 service fee. That’s just $23 per night. Passports include admission to all three nights of concerts, eight amazing acts and a total savings of $46. Individual tickets to each night’s concert are $37 plus taxes and a $2 service fee.

Passports and Tickets will be available online at www.charlottetowntickets.com and by telephone starting May 7th. Passports go on sale at participating Atlantic Superstores across the Maritimes on Monday May 26th. For more information, call the Aliant Festival Hotline at 1-800-955-1864.

Charlottetown Rocks for 3 Days and 4 Nights this Canada Day Weekend. Don’t miss it.

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