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Dean Brody, Bret Michaels, Live to hit stage at northern Ont. music festival

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The Timmins Festivals and Events Committee has released the 2024 lineup for its annual Rock on the River event.

Rock bands from across North America had Timmins shaking with sound as the city's popular Rock on the River festival brought in big names, local talent and numerous fans. July 23, 2022. (File photo/Sergio Arangio/CTV Northern Ontario News)

This year’s edition of the music festival features three nights of music at Hollinger Park in Timmins from July 18-20.

The lineup

Dean Brody will headline the opening night with country music fans also getting to see Tim Hicks and northern Ontario’s own Eric Girard and the Travellers.

The main act on July 19 is Bret Michaels accompanied by Parti-Gras tour guests Steve Augeri, former Journey vocalist and Dee Snider from Twisted Sister. The other rock bands hitting the stage on Friday are Lita Ford and Honeymoon Suite along with local band Ruuster.

Saturday’s Rock Night headliner is Live – but, before they hit the stage high-energy and electrifying performances will be put on by Buckcherry and Danko Jones along with local indie rock back Puddy, performing ahead of the release of their new album later this summer.

Rock on the River

"This year, we're raising the bar and bringing an unprecedented level of talent to Timmins," said committee chair John Olaveson in a news release.

"We are incredibly excited to showcase such a stellar lineup of artists, promising an unforgettable experience for all attendees."

The committee said this year's festival will also see the Fun Zone return to offer free family-friendly activities and live music.

“Join us for a weekend of music, food, friendship and fun in our beautiful city," said Sean Harris, the festival’s director.

"Rock on the River Festival promises to be an amazing celebration of community spirit and entertainment."

Tickets are available online on the festival website.

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