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Event Archive - RHYTHM ON THE ROCK FESTIVALRETURNS (COURTENAY, BC) - September 8th and 9th, 2012: Current Swell, Shane Philip, Kytami, Bananafish Dance Orchestra, Mindil Beach, DNA6 (Feat. M. Prime), Maurice, Naked DJs

Sat. September 8th 2012 - Sat. September 8th 2012 @  Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds Courtenay BC (All Ages)
1pm - 11pm doors at 12noon
$90 for three day pass/$75 for Youth/$30 kids 10 - 13/Kids under 9 free
Presented by: Lightburn Entertainment
YEAR 2!!!! Rhythm on the Rock Music Festival has become annual! And wil take place this year @ the comox valley exhibition grounds September 8th weekend 2012
It's the 2nd Annual Rhythm on the Rock Music Festival!!
SEPTEMBER 8th + 9th 2012

Location: The Rotary Bowl at the Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds
This years festival will once again showcase the Best Musical Talent from the West Coast and Beyond!
Time: 1pm - 11pm on Sat & Sun, plus after parties with live music at local pubs on Saturday night!

***Get set to check out a wide variety of Artists ranging from Rock, Folk, Hip Hop Country, Pop, and Electronic***

check out all our details online including buying online tickets at:

2012 LINEUP:

Current Swell
Shane Philip
Bananfish Dance Orchestra
50th Parallel
Cameron Gunn
David Morin
Ari Neufeld
Annie Becker
Mindil Beach Markets
Terell Safadi
Dj Souls
MC Unite
The Wilderness Crew
Emily Spiller
Dj Skian
Dj Em.Ash
The Naked Djs
Mr Mac Himself
Solomon Potashnick
Kyle Waddington
Cruel Young Heart
The Banana Fish Dance Orchestra
Back Eddie and the Procrastinators
Animal Nation

VIP ALL-ACCESS packages available for a limited time too... VERY LIMITED IN NUMBER.


Plus additional pre-show & after-party performances by:

Dirty Animal
Johnny Good
Cathedral Grove
Deep Sea Gypsies
Emily Spiller
Annie Becker
50th Parallel
... and special surprise guests!

The Purpose:

Rhythm on the Rock Music Fest will continue to provide a safe, fun environment for all ages to enjoy the best of the Up and Coming westcoast musical talent, local artists and vendors, workshops, culture, dance, and art in the heart of the Comox Valley!!

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