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Guide to the 2015 Wolfe Island Music Festival

Wolfe Island Music Festival, Wolfe Island, WIMF, Kingston, OntarioWhile I am somewhat saddened by the arrival of August (slow down already, summer!) there is much to look forward to this month, and this weekend marks one of the most anticipated music events of the summer: the Wolfe Island Music Festival. Continuing its tradition of bringing fantastic Canadian music to the island, this year’s line up will not disappoint. The festival’s four stages will host bands of varying genres, including four local, ygk bands.

While the ferry has been under construction, slowing down travel from the mainland to the island, festival goers need not worry! Once again, WIMF is offering a Festival Express boat. Leaving from the same dock as the Wolfe Island ferry at the bottom of Barrack Street, the express boat is free to ticket holders and will feature entertainment by CFRC DJs as you cross the lake. Additional runs have been added this year, with the final ride from the island scheduled for 1am. You can see the complete schedule here.  For those who decide to bring a vehicle (although it really isn’t necessary or recommended), the regular ferry will be running on its normal schedule but does take longer due to smaller capacity.  It will also dock 5km from the festival site. Should you choose to walk on, fear not! There is a shuttle from the dock to the festival, or better yet, bring your bike.

Newly added this year is a Saturday morning shuttle to Big Sandy Bay.  The bus leaves from Fargo’s store at 9:30am, returns at 1pm and costs $5 (not including beach admission fee).

Tickets are still available and can be purchased at Brian’s Record Option, The Grad Club, Fargo’s General Store, online and at the gate.  Prices range from $50-125 and kids under 12 get in for free!  So, get your ticket now and use this handy guide to start planning your weekend on the island.  See you there!

Friday, August 7th

Main Stage (County Rd 96 – map) (All Ages)
6pm: Gates open
8pm: The Attic Kids
8:50pm: Daniel Romano
9:45pm: Elliott Brood

The Island Grill (1222 Main St. – map) (19+)
Dine Alone 10th Anniversary Showcase
10pm: Elsa
11pm: Spencer Burton
Midnight: Brendan Phillip

St. Margaret’s Hall (Hwy 96) (All Ages)
KPP Showcase
10pm: Megan Hamilton
11pm: Wax Mannequin
Midnight: Mo Kenney

General Wolfe Hotel (1237 Hwy 96 – map) (19+)
Flying V Productions Showcase
11pm: The Kodeines
Midnight: Limblifter

Saturday, August 8th

Main Stage (County Rd 96 – map) (All Ages)
Presented by Oasis Juice
12pm: Gates open
12:30pm: Lost Cousins
1:15pm: Highs
2pm: Taylor Knox
3pm: Tops
4pm: Moonface
5pm: Lowell
6:15pm: The Elwins
7:30pm: Hayden
8:40pm: Operators
10pm: Constantines

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Danielle Lennon

Danielle Lennon is Kingstonist's Co-Founder. She was the Editor, Community Event Coordinator and Contributor at-large (2008-2018). She is otherwise employed as a section violinist with the Kingston Symphony, violin teacher, studio musician and cat lover. Learn more about Danielle...

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