Kerrfest announces 2022 headliners

Kerrfest, the annual street festival that takes place every year in early September, has announced its musical headliners and bands that will perform at the Kerrfest 2022 event, scheduled from Friday September 9th to Sunday September 11th.

Several musical acts will perform on the main stage each night of Kerrfest, although Friday and Saturday nights will feature a headlining act towards the end of the evening. All performances take place at Westwood Park.

General admission tickets are required to attend and are available in advance here. This year’s event will be the 7th Annual Kerrfest.

friday september 9

Friday night, September 9, will have an “East Coast Night” theme and the feature will be a rock band The Trews. The band shared stages and performed with the Rolling Stones, Weezer and Bruce Springsteen.

“The accomplishments of rock ‘n’ roll heavyweights The Trews are many and powerful,” say festival organizers, “highlighted by multiple radio hits from seven critically acclaimed studio albums, as well as several EPs, a pair of live records and a retrospective”.

The band includes vocalist/guitarist Colin MacDonald, guitarist John-Angus MacDonald, bassist Jack Syperek, drummer Chris Gormley and keyboardist Jeff Heisholt.

Amid the global pandemic, The Trews have ended The Vagabond at home in Canada with producers Derek Hoffman and Eric Ratz.

Other Friday night acts include Jimmy Rankin, The Irish Descendants and The Jimmy Flynn Music & Comedy Show. Full entertainment program is online here.

Saturday September 10

Saturday night’s headliner will be 54•40. As of 2021, the band enters their 40th year of performing and recording.

According to organizers, “54•40 has carved out a legacy of gold and platinum albums and an outstanding reputation for live performances that endure to this day, even after 40 years and thousands of performances.”

From their humble beginnings in East Vancouver, a 54•40 gig has been an extraordinary affair.

They are currently preparing their 2022 release titled Supreme Embassy who recorded remotely during the Covid pandemic, celebrates the common history they share as band members. They go on stage at 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

The complete program of Saturday entertainment is online here. Other acts, starting at 12:30 p.m., include:

You can read all the details of Kerrfest 2022 on their website here.

Tyler Collins

Tyler Collins is Oakville News’ publishing assistant and arts reporter. He started with current affairs in 2016 and now specializes in news and current affairs, film, theater and entertainment.

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