Blast from the past rocks out in Kelowna this weekend
By John McDonald
A worker helps erect the portable stage, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016, for the innaugural Rock the Lake Festival in Kelowna this weekend.
(JOHN MCDONALD / iNFOnews.ca)
August 10, 2016 - 8:00 PM
LOVERBOY, STREETHEART, TROOPER HEADLINE ROCK THE LAKE FESTIVAL
KELOWNA - Fringe-top pony tails and greying mullets will be the order of the day as an all-Canadian line-up of legendary nostalgia acts take to the stage this weekend for the innaugural Rock the Lake Festival.
Preparations for the festival site in and around Prospera Place are well underway with the Kick Ax scheduled to hit the stage 6 p.m. Friday. Prism and headliner Loverboy round out Friday night.
Rock the Lake promoters have taken a more laid-back approach to the traditional frenetic all-day late-night music festival, instead opening up the entertainment in the late afternoon. The shows are over by 10 p.m.
The idea is the aging baby boomers who will largely make up the crowd can play on the beaches during the day or have a nap at home before taking in bands they first saw in the 70s and 80s.
Promoters also went against the traditional City Park or Tugboat festival location, opting instead to hold it in the parking lot of Prospera Place, where the stage is already taking shape.
Streetheart headlines Saturday while Trooper closes out the show Sunday evening.
Other acts include Doucette, Lee Aaron and Harlequin on Saturday and Sweeny Todd, Saga and Headpins on Sunday.
The show is already sold out. Gates open one hour before show time.
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