94-3 The Drive presents Rockin' the Fields of Minnedosa!
Rockin’ the Fields of Minnedosa, RFM. For the past 14 years, this has been the destination for thousands of fans - from Ontario to BC, from Thompson to South Dakota - as they converge to meet with friends old and new and enjoy some of the best live music to be found.
The annual rock festival held each August long weekend overlooking Lake Minnedosa is in the midst of preparations for this their 15th anniversary.
The Board of Directors has made some changes to the festival this year. Many of our fans have told us what they want, and as a result, we are pleased to announce that Canada’s Premiere Classic Rock Festival will focus on classic rock and that we will be bigger, louder and better than ever!
The 2018 lineup: Burton Cummings (with Band), Trooper, 3 Days Grace, Kim Mitchell, Chilliwack, Snake Oil, Buckcherry, Honeymoon Suite, Headpins... and more to come.
Three Days Grace
Burton Cummings and band
Headpins, formed in the late 70’s and have had a string of hits they continue to provide fans with an energetic show of pure classic rock.
Helix, a hard-hitting Canadian rock and metal band that got together in 1974 spawning numerous hits and continues to tour.
Honeymoon Suite, Formed in 1981 and the result was several successful albums and hits that continue to be a staple of airplay today.
Buckcherry is a veteran LA hard rock band that has been blowing fans away with their loud and over the top shows since 1995.
Artists previously announced include,
Snake Oil is not your average tribute band as they provide an authentic theatrical tribute to rock’s biggest stars.
Kim Mitchell, with an impressive list of hits from both his solo and Max Webster days, has been entertaining fans since the early 70’s.
Trooper, widely recognized as Canada's #1 Party Band they are also Canada's oldest and coolest rock band.
Chilliwack, with multiple hits from the early 70’s, they were the headliners at the first Rockin’ the Fields of Minnedosa festival.
Three Days Grace's music has been described as post-grunge, hard rock, and alternative rock. Whatever the label, this hard-hitting band will be releasing their sixth album this March.
Burton Cummings, few artists have achieved the level of public success and critical acclaim that Burton Cummings has enjoyed in a dazzling career, whether as lead singer and songwriter with The Guess Who or on his own.
There are many more to be announced.
The festival site itself features an amphitheater with built-in bench and folding chairs overlooking the main stage and lake. An additional two stages ensure that there is music on throughout the day and evening as well. With hot showers, vendors, ice, camping, water and septic service, garbage and recycling pick up, onsite security and first aid there are many ways to keep yourself comfortable.
The festival is assisted by a virtual army of volunteers, both on the August long weekend and the weeks leading up to the festival. Service clubs, businesses, and individuals recognize the importance of the festival to the local economy and are eager to support RFM as needed.
Ticket information is available at rockinthefields.ca or at 1-888-330-8333. Get the latest on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.