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Alexisonfire and City and Colour Bring Back Hometown Born & Raised Festival

The two bands are throwing the festival in St. Catharines, Ontario for the first time since 2022, with performances by The Used, Sloan, Metric and more.

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Vanessa Heins

Alexisonfire and City and Colour are resurrecting their hometown festival, Born & Raised.

The two bands, which share a member in Dallas Green, are teaming up with Live Nation Canada and label Dine Alone Records for the festival, which takes place July 5-6 at Montebello Park in St. Catharines, Ontario.


“We are thrilled to be bringing back Born & Raised to our hometown of St. Catharines," says Green. "We had an absolute blast last time and we’re honoured to be working with PLUS1 again to donate $1 from every ticket to the Alexisonfire and City and Colour Indspire bursaries. We’ve put together a line-up of friends that we’re excited to be gigging with. Looking forward to seeing you in the park.”

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It's an eclectic lineup that's as diverse in sound as Dallas Green's two projects. The first night features his solo emotional folk-rock band City and Colour, plus long-running Canadian rock bands Metric, Sloan and Dooms Children, a project led by Alexisonfire's Wade MacNeil.

The second night is headlined by Alexisonfire and, like their own sound, is a little bit heavier. Pop-punk/emo band The Used are playing with them, plus Canadian melodic hardcore band Counterparts and singer-songwriter Ekkstacy.

Born & Raised pays homage to the Alexisonfire track of the same name and celebrates the hometown where they formed in 2001. City and Colour debuted in 2005 and went platinum with the debut album Sometimes.

The all-ages festival brought tens of thousands of fans to Montebello Park in 2022 with performances by Sam Roberts Band, Billy Talent, Broken Social Scene and more. But it went on hiatus in 2023.

Now, it's back.

Tickets go on sale Friday, February 2 at 10am ET at ticketmaster.ca.

Check out the poster and lineup below:

Friday, July 5, 2024

City and Colour

Metric

Sloan

Dooms Children

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Saturday, July 6, 2024

Alexisonfire

The Used

Counterparts

Ekkstacy

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