Big Red Fest gets bigger in more ways than one

Published on June 20, 2014
Bridgit Mendler
Submitted photo

CHARLOTTETOWN – It’s back and it’s bigger. The second year of the music festival has expanded to three days – June 28, June 29 and July 12.

Big Red Music Festival is returning to Charlottetown June 28 and 29 with Marianas Trench, Bridgit Mendler, LIGHTS, Crystalyne, Sam Roberts, Hey Rosetta!, Adam Baldwin and more. Then the festival will be offering another concert on July 12 with the chart-topping rockers, The Killers, as the headliner.

Hot off the release of a new record titled “Battle Born.” The story of The Killers is a fascinating one; Vegas bellhops to festival headliners, earning themselves a reputation as one of the world’s finest live bands and amassing a collection of Brit, NME, MTV and (most recently) ASCAP Awards that their collective mantelpiece now heaves under - is a tale of runaway success.

Jeff Squires, president of the Big Red Music Festival, says, “Big Red Music Fest is getting bigger for the 2014 season and we are overjoyed that the festival will now be two weekends surrounding Canada Day.” He claims that it will “make Charlottetown the place to be during the Canada Day long weekend.”

The concerts run from 4 to 11 p.m. on June 28 and 29 and from 2 to 11 p.m. on July 12 at the new Charlottetown Event Grounds.

Tickets for Big Red Music Festival are available at as well, at the Confederation Centre of the Arts and through their ticketing line at 1-877-569-7767.

All children and guests under the age of 19 must have their own full priced “VIP” ticket and must be accompanied by a parent at all times while in this area.


Main Stage Big Red Artists:

Saturday, June 28, 4-11 p.m.

Marianas Trench

Bridgit Mendler



Macy Kate

Ariel Zoey & Eli

Dylan Menzie


Sunday, June 29, 4-11 p.m.

Sam Roberts Band

Hey Rosetta!

Adam Baldwin

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.

The Motorleague

North Lakes


Saturday, July 12, 2-11 p.m.

The Killers

Death Cab for Cutie

Matt Mays

Drive By Truckers

Kardinal Offishall


Judy Talk

Mic Boyd

The Town Heroes