By Fish Griwkowsky
Pop the champagne — Edmonton has a new, nostalgia-driven music festival!
On Saturday, June 23, the decidedly ’90s-vibed Soundtrack Music Festival Vol. 1 will bring TLC, Goo Goo Dolls, Blind Melon, MA$E and Eve 6 to Kinsman Park. The one-day show will also feature Wannabe (A Spice Girls Tribute), Notorious YEG and former MuchMusic VJ Master T as the event’s MC.
TLC sold more than 65 million records worldwide on the back of such hits as Waterfalls and No Scrubs — you probably have your own Purple Onion dance floor favourite — while Goo Goo Dolls’ lighter-to-the-sky hit Iris has a nine-figure YouTube presence.
Gates will open at 1 p.m. on the day of the event, and all tickets are general admission, starting at $89 plus bonus charges, bumping up to $99 after the first wave of 2,000 tickets are sold. The total head count will be 7,500 party animals.
Stage facing east, the event will live on the field between the Walterdale and High Level bridges — don’t go chasing waterfalls, indeed — and will also have TBA art and performance aspects.
A fundraiser put on by Kinsmen Club of Edmonton — which also unleashed the excellent I Love The ’90s show last March — tickets go on sale online at soundtrackmusicfestival.com 10 a.m. Friday.