November 8, 2017 – The City of Timmins is excited to announce the lineup for what promises to be one of the biggest summer festivals of 2018! Stars & Thunder Festival – presented by Goldcorp – Porcupine Gold Mines, will see a spectacular lineup, leading up to the performance of Canadian Rock Legend Bryan Adams.

Following last year’s success, the City of Timmins has decided to embark on the second annual Stars & Thunder Festival, with another amazing eight days of live music. In addition, four of the nights’ performances will be followed by international fireworks displays by teams representing Brazil, Finland, China and the host Team Canada – David Whysall International Fireworks Inc. The festival committee is also excited to work with renowned promoter Ron Sakamoto once again, who has helped build a lineup that will be the buzz of 2018!

The festival will kick off on Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day (Sunday, June 24), with an incredible lineup, and promises to rock Timmins into Canada Day on Sunday, July 1 with performances from Bryan Adams, Our Lady Peace, Matthew Good, and Sons of Maxwell. Canada Day will also have an opening ceremonies with local dignitaries and Young Eagle Singers and Eagle Dancers. Beverley Mahood will also be returning this year as emcee of the festival.

The entire lineup is filled with music icons and legends:
Sunday, July 1, 2018:
Bryan Adams, Our Lady Peace, Matthew Good, Sons of Maxwell
Fireworks display by Team Canada: David Whysall International Fireworks Inc.
Saturday, June 30, 2018:
The Beach Boys, Arkells, Alan Doyle, 54∙40
Friday, June 29, 2018:
Paul Brandt, High Valley, Nice Horse
Thursday, June 28, 2018:
Gord Bamford, Lindsay Ell, Aaron Goodvin, Chris Buck Band
Fireworks display by Team China: China Glorious Celebration Fireworks, Liuyang, China
Wednesday, June 27, 2018:
Burton Cummings & Band, Sloan
Tuesday, June 26, 2018:
Marianas Trench, Virginia to Vegas, Julian Taylor Band
Fireworks display by Team Finland: Oy Pyroman, Espoo, Finland
Monday, June 25, 2018:
Blue Rodeo, Colin James, Midnight Shine
Sunday, June 24, 2018:
Eric Lapointe, Roch Voisine, LGS, Celeste Levis
Fireworks display by Team Brazil: Fireworks do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

*Note Fireworks displays are subject to weather conditions and dates may vary. Music lineup subject to change.

“Last year’s festival was well-received by all those who attended – spectators and artists alike” said Mayor Steve Black. “We are confident that our team will continue to put Timmins’ best foot forward and host another incredible festival this year. There are many people who are dedicated to the success of the festival including our employees, our volunteers, and our generous sponsors.”

The City is grateful for its community partners, and sponsors:
– Title Sponsor: Goldcorp – Porcupine Gold Mines
– Timmins Fireworks Sponsor Group – see attached list.
– Day 1: Caisse Populaire, LaRonde, and College Boreal
– Day 2: Le Loup and Workforce North
– Day 3: Rogers Radio
– Day 4: Moose FM
– Day 5: CTV and First Student
– Day 6: Timmins Daily Press
– Day 7: Caron Equipment, Miller Paving, and Northern Fencing
– Day 8: To be announced
– Accommodations: Cedar Meadows Resort & Spa, Hampton Inn by Hilton, Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham, Ramada Hotel, Senator Hotel & Conference Centre, Super 8, and Travelodge
– Additionally the New Tin Shop has renewed their commitment as a Silver level sponsor.

Everyone is encouraged to purchase their festival tickets online, and an exclusive Timmins pre-sale will be offered again this year to local residents. The pre-sale will be offered to Timmins residents on Thursday, November 16 at 9am. Tickets can be purchased online during the pre-sale on November 16 or at the Archie Dillon Sportsplex from 9am until 8pm.  After November 16th Timmins residents can buy tickets in person at city hall during regular business hours.

The official ticket sale will launch on Friday, November 17 at noon. Ticket information and pricing can be found at Early bird ticket prices are $275 for an 8-day general admission pass or $450 for an 8-day VIP pass. These prices are valid until April 30, at which point they will increase.

Also anyone buying a ticket on the first two days of ticket sales (November 16 or November 17) will be entered in a draw to win one of 10 meet and greet packages. The 10 winners will be entered into a draw again to select which order they choose their artist. Limit one winner per artist. Also, everyone who buys a ticket on these days will be entered in a draw to win one of 25 free 2018 festival t-shirts.

If you are planning vacations for 2018 or looking for the perfect Christmas gift for the music lover on your list, this is sure to be one event you will want to consider while tickets last.


Firework Sponsor Group:
1. Debastos and Sons
2. Fountain Tire
3. Kerr Crane
4. Pizza Hut
5. PBL Insurance
6. Provost Roofing
7. Eclipse Financial
8. Rubino Trucking
9. Mikey’s General Sales
10. Timmins Garage
11. Pro Pipe
12. Nasco/Northern Allied
13. Miller Paving
14. Realty Networks Inc
15. Sling Choker
16. Toromont
17. Panels and Pipes
18. Lacroix Plumbing
19. John Neon Signs
20. Riopelle Group
21. The Bucket Shop Group
22. Linex
23. CGV Construction
24. Microtel
25. R.A. Recyclers
26. Urban Windows and Doors



Media Contact: Heather Duhn, Corporate Communications Coordinator
705-360-2600, ext. 2212


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