Edenfest

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Eden Musicfest
Genre Music festival, arts festival
Dates July 12–14, 1996
Location(s) Mosport Park,
Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
Years active 1996
Founded by Mark Drost
Website
website

Edenfest was 3-day concert that took place July 12–14, 1996 at Mosport Park, in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada.

The concert sold over 70,000 tickets total for the 3 day event and was attended by another estimated 20,000 people who walked into the concert site after the outside security broke down. This festival that included music as well as multiple other types of performers was held by Eden Entertainment Group based in Buffalo, New York. The concert was one of the first major concerts to be streamed live over the internet. This event was the largest rock festival held in Canada to date. Artists that performed include The Tragically Hip, The Cure, Porno for Pyros, Bush, Live, the Goo Goo Dolls, Ani DiFranco and over 50 other performers. The event was considered a creative success however the promoter of the event, Mark Drost, was plagued with financial problems due to several forces beyond his control including the security breakdown. The event was scheduled to go on for 10 consecutive years at the Mosport site however the promoter was bankrupted by the event so it turned out to be a single event.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

Band List[edit]

Friday, July 12[edit]

Main Stage

Second Stage

Saturday, July 13[edit]

Main Stage

Second Stage

  • Hoarse
  • Supergarage
  • Hell Billys
  • Muse
  • Ruth Ruth
  • 7 Year Bitch
  • Letters to Cleo
  • Solution ad
  • Screamin' CW
  • Sky Diggers
  • Buzzcocks

Sunday, July 14[edit]

Main Stage

Second Stage

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gerichter, Daniel (January 15, 2015). "Remembering Eden Fest's 1996 meltdown". AUX Music Network (Toronto: Blue Ant Media). Retrieved March 20, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Eden Fest Is A Gas Gas Gas; Gravity Kills A Knock-Out!". MTV News. July 14, 1996. Retrieved July 31, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Eden Fest Attracts 50,000-Plus Fans". MTV News. July 15, 1996. Retrieved July 31, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Edenfest Hip Happening; Second Day of Three-Day Music Festival Closes with Tragically Hip". The Toronto Sun (Toronto: Sun Media). July 14, 1996. 
  5. ^ Grant, Keran (July 13, 1996). "It's a rock 'n' roll paradise". The Toronto Sun (Toronto: Sun Media). 
  6. ^ Balzan, Chelsea (July 17, 1996). "No surprise disappoints many". Whitby Free Press (Whitby). Retrieved July 31, 2014.