It’s still more than five months away, but already people are abuzz with talk of the 2013 Salmon Festival. Now that the dates are known, the only question left to ask is what acts will rock Centennial Field this year.
Wednesday, the day after the town of Grand Falls-Windsor announced on its website the 2013 Salmon Festival will take place on July 11-15, it was confirmed the big concert will be held Saturday, July 13. That follows past practice.
The central town’s summer festival includes events like the salmon dinner and kitchen party, as well as the daylong concert that, in recent years, has been drawing record numbers of fans from across the province.
While the promoters, SRO Entertainment, and the town administration have remained silent on which acts might grace the stage at Centennial Field, it hasn’t stopped rumours from flying. A popular Atlantic Canadian concert news and announcement site, atlanticcanadarocks.ca, tweeted on Tuesday that The Eagles, Nicki Minaj and Maroon 5 would be playing in Newfoundland on July 13. On Wednesday there were reports that hip-hop artist Pitbull had been added to the bill.
This year’s concert follows two record-breaking years for the event. More than 25,000 fans came to the town in 2012 to take in performances by Aerosmith, Flo Rida, and Carly Rae Jepsen, among others. In 2011, a concert by Kiss was credited with turning around the event.