Rock the Shores will scale back from three days to two for 2015 with a roster that includes two of the biggest acts in its four-year history: the Black Keys and Jane’s Addiction.
The festival, which announced the majority of its roster this morning, scored a coup in booking the Black Keys, a hugely popular rock duo from Akron, Ohio. The band has won seven Grammy Awards and notched a No. 1 album with its 2014 release, Turn Blue.
Jane’s Addiction is equally impressive from a historical perspective. Jane’s Addiction leader Perry Farrell created the touring rock festival Lollapalooza, while the revered L.A. band, which includes guitarist Dave Navarro, authored what is believed to be the kickstarter to the alternative rock revolution, 1990’s Ritual de lo Habitual.
Other acts appearing in Colwood during the July 18-19 weekend include TV on the Radio, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Bleachers, Father John Misty, 54-40, Current Swell, the Sheepdogs, the Glorious Sons, Kim Churchill, Scott Helman, PPL MVR, No Sinner, Zerbin, and Willa.
As in previous years, the festival will be held at the lower fields of West Shore Parks and Recreation. In 2014, Rock the Shores featured three days of programming for the first time, with twice the number of acts as in previous editions.
Two-day tickets — both general admission and VIP — go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. They will be available at rocktheshores.ticketfly.com and in person at West Shore Parks and Recreation (1767 Island Highway, 250-478-8384) and Lyle’s Place (770 Yates St., 250-382-8422).
Single-day tickets will go on sale later. The full schedule will also be announced in the coming weeks, according to organizers.
For details, visit rocktheshores.com.