UPDATED: Maroon 5 to headline Salmon Festival

Concert moved to July 5

Andrea Gunn agunn@live.ca
Published on May 14, 2014

Photo courtesy of Maroon 5's official Facebook page

Though it’s a little later than most years, the cat is out of the bag and fans finally know who will rock the Centennial Park stage at the 30th annual 2014 Toyota Exploits Valley Salmon Festival Concert in Grand Falls-Windsor.

Though it’s a little later than most years, the cat is out of the bag and fans finally know who will rock the Centennial Park stage at the 30th annual 2014 Toyota Exploits Valley Salmon Festival Concert in Grand Falls-Windsor.

The Town of Grand Falls-Windsor and promoters SRO Entertainment announced at a press conference on Wednesday afternoon that Grammy-winning pop-rock band Maroon 5 will be headlining the outdoor concert. This year’s supporting acts are Pitbull, Simple Plan, American Authors and Virginia to Vegas.

The concert date has also been moved July 12 to Saturday, July 5.

Maroon 5 are best known for their chart-topping hits Moves Like Jagger, and This Love. Rapper Pitbull recently hit number one on many for his song Timber featuring Ke$ha.

At Wednesday’s announcement, Salmon Festival committee chair Councillor Darren Finn addressed the issues of water shortages and crowding in the VIP section at last year’s concert.

At the concert site for this year’s event, he said, there will be a free water station for the public, as well as a misting station to ensure attendees do not become overheated or dehydrated. Plenty of bottled water will also be available.

Finn also assured there will be visible improvements in the VIP section, including increased security to prevent unauthorized access and accessibility improvements to alleviate overcrowding.

As for the date change, Finn said he understands the frustration of anyone who might be inconvenienced by the earlier date, but said he feels the quality of entertainment will draw crowds despite the change.

He said other Salmon Festival events such as the Salmon Dinner, Stadium Dance, and Newfie Night will be shifted to coincide with the new July 5 date.

“We can’t think of a more spirited lineup of performers to commemorate the 30th year of Grand Falls-Windsor delivering a top-notch festival for the people of NL.

In my opinion it speaks volumes to the caliber of the Salmon Festival that we’re able to attract this kind of talent year after year; the Salmon Festival continues to be a point of pride for the Town and the province as a whole,” Finn said. “This year’s concert promises to be one for the history books.”

Tickets for the concert will go on sale Friday, May 30, at Needs stores across the province, as well as online and over the phone via a to-be-announced toll-free number. Ticket prices are still being determined.

Information on ticket sales, campsite bookings and more will be available in the coming days on the official Salmon festival website at www.salmonfestival.com.

 

 

 

 

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Though it’s a little later than most years, the cat is out of the bag and fans finally know who will rock the Centennial Field stage at the 2014 Toyota Exploits Valley Salmon Festival Concert.

The Town of Grand Falls-Windsor and promoters SRO Entertainment announced at a press conference this afternoon that chart-topping pop rock band Maroon 5 will be headlining the outdoor concert, with supporting acts Pitbull, Simple Plan, American Authors and Virginia to Vegas.

The concert date has also been moved from its originally announced July 12 date to Saturday, July 5.

Maroon 5 are perhaps best known for their songs Moves Like Jagger, and This Love. Rapper Pitbull recently hit number one on many charts for his song Timber featuring Ke$ha.

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