Lineup for Hamilton’s 2022 Festival of Friends announced


Published June 24, 2022 at 8:27 am

Organizers of Hamilton’s Festival of Friends have unveiled the lineup for this summer’s three-day event in Gage Park.

On Friday (June 24), organizers revealed that Serena Ryder, Hamilton’s own Monster Truck and Gord Bamford would be headlining the three nights (Ryder on Friday, Monster Truck on Saturday and Bamford on Sunday).

Other artists that will be featured in the all-Canadian lineup include Snotty Nose Rez Kids, The Red Hill Valleys, George Canyon and much, much more.


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This year will mark the festival’s return to its traditional three-day format in the wake of the pandemic. In 2020, the festival was cancelled and in 2021, programming was contained to just one day in September.

At the time, it was the city’s first major post-lockdown event.

Now in its 46th season, the Festival of Friends, one of Hamilton’s most popular summer arts and music festivals, has been at Gage Park since 1976, aside from a six-year stint at Ancaster Fairgrounds.

This year, the festival takes place over the Civic Holiday weekend, July 29 to 31, and, as always, is free to attend.

More information about the 2022 Festival of Friends can be found on the event website. More lineup updates are expected in the coming weeks, so follow Festival of Friends on social media for the most up-to-date info.

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