Set in the southwest corner of Manitoba, Rockin’ the Fields returns for its 12th year of hard-hitting rock overlooking a beautiful Minnedosa Lake landscape.

The festival has set new attendance records the past three consecutive years, with a great possibility of a sellout this year on the Saturday and Sunday Darcy Bialas, president of Rockin’ the Fields, says.

Night Ranger and Queen City Kids play on Friday. Wide Mouth Mason, Moist, and The Tea Party hit the stage on the Saturday, and Econoline Crush, The Glorious Sons, and Daughtry end things off on Sunday.

Bialas urges those that are going to the festival to check out the bands they haven’t heard of as well.

“Some of the early artists playing on our main stage are bands that are up-and-coming,” Bialas says. “We have been very fortunate to have booked some of these bands as they are starting to grow in popularity.”

Rockin’ the Fields has also grown since winning the 2011 Tourism Partnership Award from Westman Tourism, being voted Manitoba’s top festival in the WestJet Fun Festival Series and placing third as favourite festival in Canada.

Watch for a scavenger hunt - with prizes - on the Friday  There will also be a vintage car show, poker tournament, mixed volleyball tournament, and some newly added vendors, not to mention the usual festival necessities.

Part of the series: The 7th Annual Summer Festival Guide

Published in Volume 69, Number 27 of The Uniter (June 3, 2015)

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