Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Like A Knife
This now seems inevitable. (Especially when Geldof is calling out the PM.) Which is great. We suppose.

If we had to wild guess the line-up we'd say something like: Avril Lavigne, Tragically Hip, Our Lady Peace, Jann Arden, Chantal Kreviazuk, Billy Talent, k-os and, maybe Feist (she is in town on July 1). Sam Roberts is apparently back in Canada by the end of the month, so he might be available (though he is already booked to play, er, Thorold on July 2). And if Michael Cohl is involved, it is probably safe to assume the Rolling Stones aren't too far behind.

Bryan Adams doesn't seem to make sense, he's in Pennsylvania on the big day. Matt Mays is in Newfoundland. Kathleen Edwards is playing the Canada Day show in Ottawa, so she should be around. Probably throw in a Sass Jordan or 54.40. Maybe some Rush (Geddy Lee seems to be around, and washing machines are pretty easy to find on short notice). Perhaps something French. And an allegedly amusing comedian to host.


(If the Thursday announcement isn't happening though, what are the chances they'd drop this news on a hot and hazy, lazy Friday? And, either way, aren't we cutting this a bit close?)

Update. The late CTV news had negotiations ongoing. Usual suspects mentioned, including Barenaked Ladies and Blue Rodeo. Venue was the Molson Amphitheatre (capacity: 16,000?).

And it doesn't sound like Feist (or any of her friends) are yet part of the plans.

Update II. Ooops. So Sir Bob took it upon himself to make the announcement. Now all we need are some bands and a venue. Which we'll apparently get on Tuesday.

Update III. CTV's eTalk Daily says Molson Park in Barrie. Which we didn't think existed anymore (but, hey, remember that time we all went to see Radiohead there?). CTV.ca says no Rolling Stones. Which is too bad. Er. Right?

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