The hottest indie festival of the summer will be in your backyard on Saturday, June 25! Centre In The Square is partnering with KOI Music Festival to bring you a day-long event showcasing 14 local and award-winning international acts on the property around the Performing Arts Theatre. This festival is a very exciting and promising way for both organizations to pursue their goal of presenting local talent and building the music scene in Kitchener-Waterloo. Get your friends together, hear your favourite bands and support awesome local artists!
Why are Centre In The Square and KOI Music Festival partnering for this event?
KOI Music Festival first originated six years ago and in that time has brought many incredible artists to the region including Protest The Hero, Silverstein, Classified and much more. In 2015 many festivals had a challenging year as the festival circuit in Southern Ontario has become extremely competitive and crowded. At the same time, Centre In The Square was looking for more ways connect with the community and to find new opportunities to transform the outdoor space around the theatre into a venue. The Centre has presented KOI Music Festival with the opportunity to collaborate and create a new music festival with KOI Fest roots. From these series of events merged the very exciting new festival, KOI Fest At The Parking Lot!
What is the line-up?
There will be 14 bands in total performing on two different stages throughout the day.
Sam Roberts Band will be headlining the festival. The line up will also include Tokyo Police Club, The Strumbellas, Hannah Georgas, Kalle Mattson, Ria Mae, Highs, Teen Violence, Poor Young Things, Ivory Hours and Le Trouble. Full line-up and schedule to be announced soon!
What is the Garage VIP Pass?
Make all your friends jealous when you purchase the Garage Pass (VIP)! With this VIP pass you’ll be granted access to the exclusive side stage area. Here you’ll be guaranteed a great viewing area. Relax in the private Garage VIP lounge and bar and enjoy delicious food served up by Chef D. You won’t have to worry about waiting in line to use the portable washrooms either because everyone with the Garage VIP pass has access to private indoor washrooms. Garage VIPs also receive exclusive KOI Fest At The Parking Lot merchandise.
Who can attend the festival?
Stage A is a 19+ area that requires a festival ticket for admission. You can buy your tickets here. There will be beer tents, food vendors and much more!
Stage B is free to all ages.
There are more acts to be announced for this new and exciting festival. Make sure you check out the website theparkinglot.ca, and “Like” the Facebook event page to stay up to date with the latest festival news!