One of the Calgary Stampede’s most exciting music stages has just announced part of their lineup for the 2018 show, and it is already looking like the place to be this summer.
The Coca-Cola Stage appears to feature a bit more rock than the rest of the country-heavy festival — it is the Stampede, after all — with bands like Alexisonfire, Billy Talent, and The Rural Alberta Advantage all expected to perform throughout the 10-day event.
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According to a release from the Calgary Stampede, the Coca-Cola Stage will feature over 50 artists by the time the Greatest Outdoor Show On Earth is all said and done, so they will be rolling out the full lineup over the next three days.
“The Stampede is THE can’t-miss music destination for 2018, featuring some of today’s biggest artists,” said Samara Lastiwka, Programming Production Manager at the Calgary Stampede, in the release.
“We look for artists who know how to get a crowd moving and we want people coming back for more. This summer’s lineup is more packed than ever with an extra day of headliners.”
Other bands and performers included in part one of the lineup announcement are Elle King, Phantogram, The Dirty Nil, The Static Shift, Banners, Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine, Brad Sims, Lucas Chaisson, Jess Smith, Dextress, Altmeda, Johnson Crook, Amy Nelson, Mall Blais, and Mariel Buckley.
All concerts at the Coca-Cola Stage are free with regular Stampede admission and will run from Friday, July 6 to Sunday, July 15.