Now in its fifth year, the Interstellar Rodeo pulls into Edmonton for three days loaded up with an incredible diversity of musical talent.
Running from Friday July 22 through Sunday July 24 at the Heritage Amphitheatre in Hawrelak Park, Interstellar Rodeo was founded by the good folk at Six Shooter Records. The event boasts several exciting artists performing for the first time in Canada’s Festival City. From Edmonton’s “sister city” of Nashville, Tennessee comes acclaimed country rebel Margo Price and hot-blooded gothic blues poet Adia Victoria who has been receiving a lot of positive attention for her swampy full length debut Beyond The Bloodhounds.
Representing the Six Shooter roster will be JUNO Award winners Whitehorse and the Strumbellas while southern California honky-tonk singer Sam Outlaw and Canadian Folk Music Award nominee Joe Nolan will also be putting in appearances.
Grammy winning artists in attendance include Swedish folksinger José González and soul sister Andra Day. Also stepping up will be Los Angeles indie rockers Lord Huron while Calgary’s Reuben in the Dark make the trip north to lay down some of their smouldering folk landscapes.
There will be loads of musical surprises such as the scrap yard soul of Oakland’s Fantastic Negrito and the Day of the Dead inspired psychedelic jarocho of Winnipeg’s Mariachi Ghost.
This year’s Interstellar Rodeo also boasts an exciting list of popular and varied headliners including the dynamic Cat Power, Ottawa java slinger Kathleen Edwards, country legend Marty Stuart, with the Sam Roberts Band capping off the event on the final night.
Also returning for the second year will be the festival’s Market and Picnic space located behind the main stage where patrons can explore beautiful work by skilled Alberta artisans and take in an assortment of live performances in the beautiful shaded picnic area beside the North Saskatchewan River.
Transferable adult weekend passes go for $225, and transferable weekend youth and senior passes will cost you $135. Single day and non-transferable passes are also available and children under 12 get in free.