Get ready for 10 days of exciting and eclectic performers! During the heart of summer, the grounds at Northlands are transformed into an arena of endless games, rides, entertainment, concerts, shopping, food and family activities. This year we are very excited to work with Northlands on buying the talent for the new south stage! Visitors to K-Days will have the opportunity to enjoy the star-studded concerts at Northlands with your gate admission.
The NEW Premium Party is an exclusive access area that will enliven your concert-going experience and give you the best seat in the house! This ticketed area will put concert-goers front and center for their favourite artists on a bigger and better stage with their own private bar. Prices for this licensed all-ages area range from $20 to $55 depending on the performer. Gate admission is included when you purchase your advanced premium party ticket. Tickets are limited for the Premium Party area, so get them before they sell out!
July 20 – Billy Talent
Since the release of their self-titled debut in 2003, Billy Talent have cemented themselves as a generation-defining rock band. They have sold nearly one million albums in Canada alone and nearly 3 million albums internationally. Their albums Billy Talent I, II and III have all received multi-platinum certifications, with platinum status for the last studio album Dead Silence. Billy Talent’s new album, Afraid of Heights, debuted at number one not only in Canada but also in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. With their 7 Juno Awards and 23 nominations, the sound of Billy Talent has cemented this Canadian rock band as powerful identity across the globe!
July 21 – Marianas Trench
Not only are the songs from Vancouver-based rock band Marianas Trench instantly engaging, but also beg to be heard again and again! Their label debut, Fix Me, surfaced in the fall of 2006, and the single "Say Anything" soon broke into the Top Three on the Canadian singles chart. Masterpiece Theatre, was released in 2009 and quickly became both a critical and commercial success after going platinum in Canada. Marianas Trench continues to take the industry by storm with their 7 Juno Award nominations including their win in 2013 for Group of the Year and nomination last year for Pop Album of the Year for Astoria. Their countless energy and sense of adventure will continue to awaken the “Rhythm of Your Heart!”
July 22 – The Beach Boys
With a torrent of hit singles and albums sold by the tens of millions, the impact of The Beach Boys have changed the landscape of pop since their inception. Captained by Mike Love, The Beach Boys celebrated the 50th anniversary of their hit “Good Vibrations” - one of the greatest masterpieces in the history of rock and roll. The band continues to create and perform with the same bold imagination and style that marked their explosive debut over 50 years ago. After all, classics like “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “I Get Around,” “Help Me Rhonda,” “California Girls” and “Kokomo” continue to be irresistible and rock the world!
July 23 – Ice Cube
Actor, writer, producer, director, rapper, father – reigning renaissance king could be a good term to describe the one and only Ice Cube! His unimpeachable first three solo albums, Amerikkka's Most Wanted (1990), Death Certificate (1991) and The Predator (1992) continue to have his music fans up in arms. From starring in numerous motion pictures to developing his own production company, Cube Vision, which has passed over two decades making memorable films, Ice Cube’s talent is diverse and compelling. Having sold over 10 million albums as a solo artist, Cube is now back working on his next album, Everythangs Corrupt. His show will have multiple generations of fans journey through his vintage and to be at the forefront of Cube’s expansion from local sound to global phenomenon!
July 24 – Walk Off The Earth
Walk Off The Earth is an unconventional, multi-talented five-piece musical phenomenon that has taken the world by storm. Based in Burlington, Ontario, their brilliant five-people-playing-one-guitar interpretation of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know” exploded on YouTube garnering over 35 million views in less than 2 weeks. Their YouTube channel has over 2.8 million subscribers and their recent cover of “Shape of You” by Ed Sheeran has been viewed more than 13 million times. The Juno Award-winning band most recently released their single, “NOMAD,” a buoyant and provocative love song that once again delivers their wide-ranging style. This follows the releases of the highly successful singles “Taekwondo” and “Fire in My Soul,” which has since been certified Gold.
July 25 – Cheap Trick
Cheap Trick has been inspiring and delighting generations with their unique union of massive melodies, razorblade riffs, mischievous wit and maximum rock ‘n’ roll! The constant core of the band remains one of a kind – three guys, four chords, and tunes that will last in perpetuity, from “He’s A Whore,” “California Man” and “Dream Police” to “Surrender,” “I Want You To Want Me” and the worldwide #1 hit single, “The Flame.” Beloved for their instantly identifiable and powerhouse pop rock ‘n’ roll, the band is set to impact another era with their new album BANG ZOOM CRAZY…HELLO, their 17th studio collection and first in more than five years.
July 26 – Village People
For 40 years, the music of Village People has been putting smiles on the faces of fans all around the world. Their hits have become part of the international songbook – and heard in commercials from Pepsi to Wonderful Pistachios. In fact, the iconic Y.M.C.A (along with its dance) is featured at almost every party and wedding! Village People became an international phenomenon with the release of their second album, Macho Man. On the 40th anniversary of the group, Willis, the original lead singer, returned. With his powerful and distinctive voice, the party continues with the original ‘Hot Cop’ back at the helm featuring a live band for a world class Village People performance and headline act!
July 27 – The Rural Alberta Advantage
The Rural Alberta Advantage's percussive folk songs have taken the trio from humble recognition amongst indie rock die-hards as ‘Canada's best unsigned band’ to sold-out tours and devoted fans around the world. Through featured coverage from Spin Magazine, Pitchfork, The New York Times and Rolling Stone, all are taking note of the trio of Amy Cole, Paul Banwatt and Nils Edenloff. The RAA has released three albums on Saddle Creek/Paper Bag Records: Hometowns (2009), Departing (2011) and Mended With Gold (2014). Their latest album, The Wild, was released last October and features the singles ‘White Lights’ and ‘Brother’. Their intensity and confident delivery will leave you wanting more!
July 28 – Lil Jon
It’s always a party with Lil Jon! Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Lil Jon is a rapper, producer and DJ best known for performing and promoting a style of hip-hop called "crunk." After working at a record label in Atlanta, he was the lead rapper with the group Lil Jon & The Eastside Boyz from 1997 to 2004. The group's first nationally played single was "Bia' Bia'," along with the hit singles "Get Low," featuring the Ying Yang Twins, "What U Gon' Do" and "Give It All U Got." In 2006, Lil Jon's released his hit solo single "Snap Yo Fingers.” His first solo album, Crunk Rock, was released in 2010, has the singles "Outta Your Mind" and "Ms. Chocolate." Lil Jon then mashed crunk with trap and electro on the quintuple-platinum single "Turn Down for What." His dance hits with the presence of hip-hop and electronic beats are bound to turn up the party atmosphere!
July 29 – Kongos with special guests Elijah Wood x Jamie Fine
The brothers KONGOS are a multi-cultural, multi-faceted and talented group of multi-instrumentalists. KONGOS craft a unique and irresistible sound with diverse influences and spot-on melodic and lyrical sensibilities. On their debut album, Lunatic, KONGOS’ talent shines with the hit single "Come With Me Now." The distinctive tribal rhythms and modern rock of their single “I’m Only Joking” continues to leave the fans across the globe with KONGOS fever. It will be impossible-to-resist the aural summons or impromptu foot-stomping with the KONGOS classic rock elements, African rhythms and Balkan beats!
With Special Guests Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine
With over 4 million streams of their debut single “Aint Easy,” rising Canadian collaborators Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine have turned heads with more than just synergy and talent. They have surprised with candour and the depth of intention in their art. Their hit single has over 1 million YouTube views and #8 on Top 40 Radio in Canada – and these two are just getting started!