Sinead O’Connor Cancellation for Friday, August 14, 2015.

We have heard from Sinead O’Connor’s booking agent that she is indeed cancelling her Canadian dates. She is under doctor’s orders to not travel. We are saddened by this news and wish Sinead a speedy recovery. We are putting out offers now for a fantastic artist to headline our Friday night show and we have some exciting leads. I’m confident that our audience will be thrilled once we announce. Meanwhile, we ask for people’s understanding and patience to get that sorted.

RAISE A GLASS: INTERSTELLAR RODEO WINNIPEG UNVEILS 2015 WINE PAIRINGS.

“My path to wine began through music. Twenty years ago I was going to university part-time and playing drums in local bands when I randomly applied for a job at a wine store in Winnipeg to make a couple of extra bucks.

Since then, the two have been intrinsically linked for me. I’d work hucking cases at wine shops and then go on tour; as I did I started exploring various shops and wine regions in my rock and roll travels. Both my musical and wine-related tastes expanded and diversified simultaneously.

Creating either wine or music requires specialized technical skill, but both are borne out of passion and can elicit a wide range of emotional reactions.

In the same way that I’ll sometimes re-visit a favourite wine, I’ll occasionally park myself back behind my mid-1970s Slingerland drum kit — or in front of my Fender Deluxe amp, American Telecaster in hand — and re-ignite a long-standing passion for an art that keeps me invigorated. Wine and music feed the soul — and together they can work a little bit of magic.”

Ben MacPhee-Sigurdson
Winnipeg Free Press wine columnist, balding/aging ex-rock and roll road warrior

Take a look at the curated wine list here.

Four Pack Ticket Bundle Announced.

Bring your friends to Interstellar Rodeo at the Forks in Winnipeg this August with our Four Pack Ticket Bundle.

Interstellar Rodeo is pleased to offer a one-time Four Pack Ticket Bundle (four tickets for the price of three). This offer is available for adult tickets only, for same day tickets, and while quantities last.

You will receive ONE barcode when you purchase a Four Pack of tickets. We will then email you the three additional tickets. Please be patient. This process may take up to 24 hours.

We have a digital system where you will be sent a bar code to be scanned at the gate in exchange for a wristband.

All weekend pass buyers will be sent a FREE digital sampler from Six Shooter Records.

CBC Music Loves Interstellar Rodeo.

CBC Music just announce their list of “10 Best Canadian Summer Music Festivals of 2015,” which includes Interstellar Rodeo. Take a look at the full list here.

Single Day Tickets Now On Sale.

Weekend passes and single tickets are now on sale through the Six Shooter webstore.

We have a digital system where you will be sent a bar code to be scanned at the gate in exchange for a wristband.

All weekend pass buyers will be sent a FREE digital sampler from Six Shooter Records.

A $2 surcharge will be added to all tickets, as well as applicable taxes.

We are offering Earlybird Pricing, which is 25% the Advance Price.
Earlybird Pricing remains in effect until May 20, 2015, or while quantities last, whichever comes first.
ADVANCE PRICES start when the Earlybird passes sell out and run until July 31, 2015. These prices are available through our Six Shooter Records webstore only.

Individual tickets for Friday, Saturday and Sunday lineups will be available as of April 30, 2015.

Please note that pricing will increase on Aug 1.

For more information about ticket pricing, please visit the ticket page.

 

INTERSTELLAR RODEO WINNIPEG ANNOUNCES INTERLUDE ARTISTS.


Interstellar Rodeo is pleased to announce the second wave of its inaugural Winnipeg lineup, the Interstellar Interludes. In keeping with Interstellar Rodeo’s focus on providing a distinct festival experience, the Interlude slots are noteworthy because they shine the spotlight on local and upcoming talent, positioning exciting new names and bonafide homegrown stars alongside marquee international performers.

UPCOMING #iRODEOWPG NEWS:
Single day tickets will be available as of Thursday, April 30 @ 8am CT via www.interstellarrodeo.com.

Interstellar Rodeo Winnipeg’s 2015 Interludes:

• Greg MacPherson (MB)
• Ridley Bent (MB)
• Scott Nolan (MB)
• Son of Dave (MB/UK)
• Kacy & Clayton (SK)
• Wendy McNeill (AB/SW)
• Colter Wall (SK)
• JD & The Sunshine Band (MB)
 

INTERSTELLAR RODEO WINNIPEG INTERLUDE ARTIST BIOS:

Greg MacPherson (MB)
Local songwriting powerhouse Greg MacPherson has spent the better part of the past two decades with his head down, charging. Neither worn thin nor rendered a cynic, MacPherson has developed a voice, singular, significant, and strong, sharpened over six full-length albums. MacPherson’s most recent album, Fireball, was included on the Polaris Music Prize Long List.

Ridley Bent (MB)
Channeling the high-energy performance ethic of artists like Tom Petty and Little Feat, Ridley and his band can tear a deep strip off any joint with his most recent release Wildcard, which showcases the Winnipeg-based country artist’s keen fascination for characters whose life on the straight and narrow rarely lasts past the nearest exit to a short, crooked road. 

Scott Nolan (MB)
Winnipeg-based, WCMA nominated songwriter Scott Nolan has earned plenty of respect for his earnest, if slightly weatherworn music. His are the songs sung for people with a past, sturdily backlit with unswerving musicianship and a disposition rooted in the best of rock n’ roll, roots and Americana. His most recent album is called North/South.

Son of Dave (MB/UK)
A Winnipegger by birth and a musician by trade, Son of Dave is known for his unique blend of styles, which include everything from blues to beat-box to R&B, largely featuring his trusty harmonica. Before striking out on a successful solo path, Son of Dave was a member of the Grammy-nominated hometown heroes The Crash Test Dummies.

Kacy & Clayton (SK)
Saskatchewan duo Kacy & Clayton interpret and compose their own distinctive sound inspired by forms of traditional music from Southern Appalachia and the British Isles. Educated by Grandfather and Great-Uncle respectively, Kacy & Clayton possess an admiration and respect for days past. Kacy’s vocals, virtuous and pure, weave seamlessly with Clayton’s accomplished finger-style guitar accompaniment.

Wendy McNeill (AB/SW)
Originally from Alberta and now based in Europe, Wendy McNeill’s music retains a love of wide-open space and big prairie skies. Her dark, idiosyncratic approach to folk music is largely shaped around the accordion, looped vocals and guitar. A compelling blend of the bold and the vulnerable with hints of cabaret and spoken word, Wendy makes music for dark hearted dreamers.?

Colter Wall (SK)
Rugged and dark, the talented Saskatchewan-bred newcomer Colter Wall is poised to release his debut album, the evocatively and aptly titled “Imaginary Appalachia” in June 2015. Wall finds his inspiration in the rich tradition of Delta Blues and performs in true DIY, lo-fi fashion, with a tambourine duct-taped to his kick drum.

JD & the Sunshine Band (MB)
JD & the Sunshine Band is a creative collaboration between musicians and street involved people seeking to create the chorus for the streets of Winnipeg. Stories, slang and humour of the people were given a back-beat and a melody, and put back on the street with renewed swagger on a debut album, released in early 2015. The result is unmistakably Winnipeg, like slurpees in January.

INTERSTELLAR RODEO EXPANDS TO WINNIPEG.

Six Shooter Records confirms that Interstellar Rodeo is branching out to Winnipeg next summer (in addition to the annual event in Edmonton).

The first ever Winnipeg edition of the Interstellar Rodeo will be held at the Forks, a historic and happening public space in the heart of the city, August 14-16, 2015.

Further details about Interstellar Rodeo’s inaugural Winnipeg edition to come in early 2015.