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River & Sky releases full lineup for 15th annual July festival

The Sadies, Dominique Fils-Aimé, Aysanabee and Julie Doiron to headline festival

River & Sky Music/Camping Festival has just released their entire lineup, with many additional acts rounding out their complete 2023 lineup.

The 15th edition of the festival will take place from July 20-23 at Fishers' Paradise in Field, Ont.

In addition to the previously announced headliners such as The Sadies, Dominique Fils-Aimé, Aysanabee, Julie Doiron, the lineup has been expanded to include an incredible array of artists from all over Canada, including: Daniel Romano's Outfit, Clerel, Zoon, Pelada, Julianna RiolinoShotgun Jimmie, Status/Non-Status, Tess Roby, Little Mazarn, Poolblood, Pantayo, VypersDilettante, Pleasure Craft, Mother Tongues, and many more.

Legendary Ontario alumni band, The Sadies, will kick off the festival with their album “Colder Streams” on Thursday night. 

Friday, the talented Dominique Fils-Aimé, a Juno Award-winning artist, will be headlining the main stage. Saturday brings us Aysanabee, a multi-talented Indigenous artist, hot off the release of his new album, “Watin.” And finally on Sunday, Julie Doiron, an Acadian singer-songwriter, will grace the beach stage on final day – an ode to R&S’s first festival, as she played then, too.

Alongside captivating live music performances on the main stage, coffeehouse stage, and the one-of-a-kind beach stage, there will be installations by talented local artists throughout Fisher's the venue. 

The saunas, beach, canoes, food vendors, artisan crafters, and workshops are just a taste of the fun that the festival goers can enjoy this year.

To enhance stage safety, accessibility, and nightlife experience, R&S organizers announced a change in the location of the dance stage programming, moving it back to the beach stage. 

“It was with much consideration that the board and I came to this decision – we want to spend some time making sure safety is considered in everything we do before we welcome folks back out to the forested dance stage,” Abigail Cassio said.

“Not to worry, attendees can expect the same energetic and immersive atmosphere that makes us, us!

“I am excited to showcase this year's lineup, and as always, for folks to discover some amazing Canadian artists. It wouldn’t be possible without the support from Canadian Heritage, NOHFC, Canada Summer Jobs, the Ontario Music Investment Fund and the Ontario Arts Council. 

“With their support and our incredible community, R&S can continue to do what we do – cheers to 15 years and counting!”

Wednesday night, before the official start of the festival, volunteers will be treated to a performance with surprise artists. The night will be a celebration of the members and volunteers who help make R&S happen!

Camping is included in the tickets. Tickets, passes and memberships can be purchased through R&S’s website.

River & Sky is located at Fishers’ Paradise in the community of Field (West Nipissing), between Sudbury and North Bay.

● Five-Day Passes: Get there a full day ahead of the festival’s official start, nab yourself a great camping spot: Arrive July 19 and stay until end of day July 23. $270.00

● Four-Day Passes: Arrive July 20 and stay until July 23. $245.00

● Three-Day Passes: Arrive July 21 and stay until the evening, July 24. $190.00

● Day Passes: Thursday $65, Friday $90, Saturday $90, Sunday $45

● Children 14 years and younger with their families get in for free.

● Dogs are welcome on leashes. Must be spayed or neutered.

● No Beer tent: BYOB at your campsite.

● Camping available in forested areas on the property. Cost of camping (in a tent) included in the price. There’s a field for trailers/RVs, and an extra fee, depending on the size.

● More info and tickets:


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