Canada’s BIG Birthday Bash

Jun 30-Jul 2, 2017
(Also available at participating North Atlantic Orangestores)


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Official Press Release (May 19, 2017) – download PDF

The George Street Association Announces Lineup for the
2017 Canada’s BIG Birthday Bash

ST. JOHN’S, NL – The George Street Association is pleased to announce the lineup of the 2017 Canada’s BIG Birthday Bash, June 30th – July 2nd, 2017.

Opening this year’s 3-day Canada Day weekend celebration is multi-platinum-selling and Juno award winning pop-punk band Simple Plan. Simple Plan has released five studio albums and two live albums. They have sold over 7 million albums worldwide and have 11 top 20 singles.

On the afternoon of Saturday, July 1st, the George Street Association will host the George Street “Garden Party” – a free, family event featuring children’s entertainers, face painting, and much more.  It will also feature the World’s Largest Screech-in Ceremony.

Multi-platinum Canadian recording artists Honeymoon Suite will perform on the evening of Saturday, July 1st. They will be joined by Canadian hard rock/ heavy metal band Helix.

On the afternoon of Sunday, July 2nd, local bands will compete during #RocktheBlock. #RocktheBlock is a free, all ages battle of the bands competition. Bands compete for the opportunity to open the George Street Festival on Thursday, July 27th, 2017. Interested bands should apply no later than Friday, June 16th by emailing Applicants should also include a sample of their music.

“Canada’s BIG Birthday Bash has become a signature event for St. John’s,” said Keith White, Executive Director of the George Street Association. “We strive to provide reasonably priced, high quality entertainment that appeals to a wide audience. This year’s Canada’s BIG Birthday Bash schedule promises to provide a great launch to a big summer on George Street.”

Canada’s BIG Birthday Bash is sponsored by Bud Light, Lamb’s Nation, Red Bull, Palm Bay, NTV, OZFM, The Newfoundland Herald, North Atlantic Petroleum Orange Stores, the Delta St. John’s and Lululemon.

Advance tickets for Canada’s BIG Birthday Bash are on sale as of today, May 19th, at participating North Atlantic Petroleum Orange Stores and Tickets for Simple Plan are $30 (all-inclusive) and $25 (all-inclusive) for Honeymoon Suite featuring Helix.  Advance tickets for the 11pm street party are $15 (all inclusive).

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