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Saskatoon’s Rock the River returns in 2016

The third instalment of Rock the River has been confirmed, bringing eleven acts to the Delta Bessborough gardens for three days of classic rock in 2016.
The third instalment of Rock the River has been confirmed, bringing eleven acts to the Delta Bessborough gardens for three days of classic rock in 2016. File / Global News

SASKATOON – Saskatchewan’s classic rock festival will return to the Delta Bessborough in 2016, coming off two straight years of sold-out performances.

Eleven acts will grace the stage in the hotel gardens between Aug. 19 and 21. All of them will be making their first appearances at Rock the River.

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The full schedule looks like this:

Friday, Aug. 19

  • Sass Jordan
  • David Wilcox
  • Starship featuring Mickey Thomas

Saturday, Aug. 20

  • Carole Pope & Rough Trade
  • Rik Emmett of Triumph
  • 54-40
  • Lighthouse

Sunday, Aug. 21

  • The Northern Pikes
  • Nick Gilder & Sweeney Todd
  • Haywire
  • Loverboy

Advance day passes are $52, while a full event pass costs $135. Tickets go on sale Nov. 30 at 10 a.m. CT on Ticketmaster.

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