The Festival of Friends, one of Hamilton's most popular free outdoor festivals, has announced its 2023 music lineup. The festival will take place from August 4-6 at Gage Park, and will feature a diverse lineup of artists from across Canada and around the world.
Headlining the festival this year are Juno Award-winning indie rocker Bahamas, Jamaican reggae band The Wailers, and Canadian country group James Barker Band. Other artists on the lineup include The Redhill Valleys, Jeremie Albino, Lighthouse, The Handsome Devils, the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, Matty Simpson, Heather Valley & The Current State, and more.
The Festival of Friends is a great opportunity to see some of the best Canadian talent in one place. The festival is also a great way to spend a summer day in Hamilton, with its beautiful park setting and family-friendly atmosphere.
Tickets for the Festival of Friends are free, and can be reserved online or at the gate. The festival is open from 11am to 11pm each day.
Here are some of the highlights of the 2023 music lineup:
Bahamas: Bahamas is a Juno Award-winning indie rocker from Newfoundland. His music is a blend of folk, rock, and soul, and he is known for his catchy melodies and thoughtful lyrics.
The Wailers: The Wailers are a Jamaican reggae band that was founded by Bob Marley. They are one of the most influential reggae bands of all time, and their music has been enjoyed by fans around the world.
James Barker Band: James Barker Band is a Canadian country group from Hamilton, Ontario. They are known for their catchy tunes and their high-energy live shows.
The Redhill Valleys: The Redhill Valleys are an indie rock band from Hamilton, Ontario. Their music is a blend of folk, rock, and pop, and they are known for their beautiful harmonies and their thoughtful lyrics.
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