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Way More Music in 2015!

Friday

July 17, 2015

    Human Music
    06:00PM
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    Winnipeg, MB The mysterious Human Music (Cole Woods) makes 1960s slacker pop-surf that sounds a little like Pavement. Winnipegers in the band include members of Haunter, Cannon Bros, Slow Dancers, and Shotgun Jimmie.

    Sea Perry
    07:00PM
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    Sudbury, ON Drawing on singalong spirit of The Lumineers, Mumford and Sons, and Kings of Leon, this indie folk-rock-pop trio was forged in the Big Nickel, releasing this spring the LP, Do What You Do, recorded with producer Michael Jack in T.O.

    Adrian Teacher & the Subs
    08:00PM
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    Vancouver, BC As the frontman of both Apollo Ghosts and COOL TV, Adrian Teacher is known as one of Vancouver's most prolific and loveable songwriters. Now, he's made the solo leap with a new EP, Sorta Hafta, released in May this year.

    Shotgun Jimmie & the Band
    09:00PM
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    Brandon, MB One of the hardest working musicians in indie rock, Shotgun Jimmie makes his triumphant return to the festival, this time bringing along a cast of some of Canada’s best musicians to back up his homegrown, underdog musings. Shotgun J. has been a good friend to R&S since Day 1 back in 2009.

    Black Mountain
    10:00PM
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    Vancouver, BC After 10 years circling the Earth and captained by Stephen McBean, B.C.’s Black Mountain hippie collective has fashioned a psychedelic rock powered spaceship to land on the Sturgeon River. Their decade anniversary album released end of June. A Polaris finalist, Juno nominee, Amazon’s Top 100 Editor’s Picks ... and they have their own army!

    B.A. Johnston
    11:00PM
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    CoffeeHouse

    Hamilton, ON Songs about waffles, refusing to cat sit for your mom, & spending your GST cheque @ Giant Tiger – BA turns lemons into no-name brand lemonade. Congrats on baby B.A., born during last year's R&S!

    Bird City
    11:30PM
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    Guelph, ON Bird City is a sweet tenor banjo combo brought to life by Jenny Mitchell. Soaring on up the river, she will make you sway to her banjo picking and tenor guitar, sharing her semi sweet personal accounts of paranoia, heartbreak and self-wondering.R&S fans will also remember her as Jenny Omnichord. Jenny is also lending her voice to the Puppet Making Workshop.

    Pistol George Warren
    12:00AM
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    Campfire

    Sudbury, ON Pistol-packing cosmonauts PGW ride their latest LP, Oceapur 9,  into uncharted territory this summer.  One part mo-town, another  old school rock n' roll, with a dash of country, and a radioactive maraschino cherry on a cocktail skewer, they're the drink we can't stop buying.

    Tim Bradford
    01:00AM
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    Campfire

    Toronto, ON Blending rockabilly, Texas-shuffles and Appalachian old-time music, there's something for all you cowpokes. Songs of heartache, break, failures and the like will hit you where it hurts but it's nothin' a stiff drink and some guitar melodies won't fix.

Saturday

July 18, 2015

    tba
    10:30AM
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    CoffeeHouse

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    Brigitte Lebel
    12:30PM
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    Beach

    North Bay, ON Singer-songwriter Brigitte Lebel returns to R&S as a solo artist, after playing the festival with the Mettaphors. She is a member of the Hidden Roots Collective and recently released an LP, The View, with OAC funding.Welcome back!

    Dayv Poulin
    01:30PM
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    Beach

    Sudbury, ON Dayv Poulin scores more than a 2015 Trille Or with, Le Paysagiste: Alter Ego, painting a new Franco-Ontario musical landscape with this second solo album.

    Taylor Knox
    02:30PM
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    Beach

    Toronto, ON Having  backed artists such as Owen Pallett, Rich Aucoin, and Hayden, Taylor Knox is ready to blaze his own trail as an independent multi-instrumentalist. On his EP, Lines,  Knox provides an effortless dose of fuzzy power-pop, “reminiscent of Sloan and the '90s Halifax pop explosion.”

    Magic Pelvis
    03:30PM
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    Beach

    Sudbury, ON This experimental instrumental trio -- Shane Cinq-Mars, Kyle Pascoe,Marty Guilmond-- blew us away at Bowling on the River with their wall of sound. Can’t wait to hear the beside the Sturgeon. Support the Pelvis!

    Mick Futures
    04:30PM
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    Beach

    Sudbury, ON From the dark heart of Nickeldale, this guitar and synthesizer driven punky pop music by Mich Houle will make you inexplicably happy. There's sunshine in these dark chords, a light at the end of the tunnel. Ever wished you'd seen Brian Eno? Lamented the lack of a trippier Devo?  Mick's, Banned from the Future, album out in June.

    Howie Moonlight
    06:00PM
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    Sudbury, ON These space commandos from Sudbury with their love for infectious grooves and harmonized guitar solos, are preparing a reverb-laden musical attack on your eardrums. Get ready to join in their quest for that ever-elusive thing called love.

    Blonde Elvis
    07:00PM
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    Toronto, ON These glam popsters, led by Jesse James Laderoute, have garnered opening slots for Thee Oh Sees, Mac DeMarco, Alex Calder, Blue Hawaii, and Doldrums. The band's single, Slow Fall On Egypt, was described by Pitchfork as a collection of “Brit Invasion melodies, heavenly harmonies, bridge-crashing choruses ...[stuffed] into two minutes flat, as if Robert Pollard was holding a gun to Laderoute’s head.”"

    Homeshake
    08:00PM
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    Montreal, QC Homeshake is the solo project of Edmonton-born Peter Sagar, former guitarist and collaborator with Mac Demarco and Sheer Agony's Jackson Macintosh. This past October, he released, In The Shower, with Sinderlyn.

    The Most Serene Republic
    09:00PM
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    Milton, ON This indie pop mainstay,  beloved since 2005,  is the first band signed to the  Arts and Craft label not related to Broken Social Scene.  This year’s R&S marks the band’s first live show in four years! TMSR, it’s an absolute honour.

    Antibalas
    10:00PM
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    Brooklyn, NYC, NY, USA Spanish for "Bullet Proof," this 12-piece Afrobeat band is modelled after Fela Kuti's Africa 70 but with  elements of jazz, funk, dub, improv, as well as traditional Cuban and West Aftrican drumming. Toured 35 countries,  played Carnegie Hall,  and in the Tony winning musical Fela! on Broadway ... and now Field.

    Digging Roots
    11:00PM
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    CoffeeHouse

    Barrie, ON Juno-winning husband and wife duo Raven Kanetakta and ShoShona Kish have crafted their own  blend of roots, blues, alternative, hip-hop, and reggae; unearthing vintage sounds while laying the ground for new growth.

    Absolutely Free DJ
    11:30PM
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    Toronto, ON This Toronto trio is known for conducting crazy musical experiments based on composition and instrumentation, using an art-punk DIY attitude, all in clinical trials. A smaller band will join us at R&S ... still cooking up that  tasty funky, punky soup made with analog electronics.

    Find the Others
    12:00AM
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    Campfire

    Parkdale, ON Timothy Leary told a generation to "find the others" and Andy Sheppard has done so, pulling together magical and mesmerizing layered soundscapes, lyrics and visuals. Halifax Pop Explosion calls it “one of Canada’s most spellbinding live shows.”

    Eccodek Live P.A.
    01:00AM
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    Campfire

    Guelph, ON Lead by producer, multi-instrumentalist, DJ and remixer Andrew McPherson, the Eccodek collective lives and breathes the concept of musical wanderlust. While this manifestation of the collective is smaller, their blend of dub, tribalism, and aelectronica,  is sure to transport you to another place, time, or even to a whole new way of mind.

Sunday

July 19, 2015

    Nickel City Bluegrass
    10:30AM
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    CoffeeHouse

    Sudbury, ON Some River Valley gospel and bluegrass to ease you into our Super Sunday. Marcel will be giving away complimentary kittens. wink

    Kalle Mattson
    11:30AM
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    Ottawa, ON The Moon Will Be Gold is Kalle Mattson's critically acclaimed & Polaris Prize nominated album, written in his childhood home in Sault Ste. Marie as he grappled with the death of his mother.

    Jennifer Castle
    12:30PM
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    Toronto, ON Described as one of Canada’s best-kept secrets, Jennifer Castle and her unmistakable voice have been a part of the Canadian music scene for quite a long time. You’ve probably heard her on releases from The Constantines, Bry Webb. But her solo work and new LP, Pink City, really does speak for itself.

    Digging Roots
    01:30PM
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    Barrie, ON Juno-winning husband and wife duo Raven Kanetakta and ShoShona Kish have crafted their own  blend of roots, blues, alternative, hip-hop, and reggae; unearthing vintage sounds while laying the ground for new growth.

    Hayden
    02:30PM
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    Thornhill, ON Leading his audience along an interwoven musical narrative since 1996, Hayden’s eight albums (including recent LP, Hey Love) are like snapshots of one long, winding tale, becoming more eclectic and refined with each new chapter. Though he has been known for being enigmatic and private, Hayden embodies the spirit of Canadian cooperation and community that R&S is all about.

Camping

Great Music in the Great Outdoors.

What to Bring

  • a sauna

  • organic bug spray

  • FLASHLIGHT!!!!

  • appetite for life.

  • a bicycle for two

  • bison burgers

  • Money for vendors

  • baby wipes

  • gmo carrots

  • Ice

Vendors

Fromagerie Elgin

Fromagerie on Facebook

The Golden Wrench - pending!

R&S Coffeehouse - for sure!

featuring java from St. Joseph Island Coffee Roasters

R&S Snack Shack

wood-fire pizzas with Eat Local toppings

ELS on Facebook

The Motley Kitchen

Camp-food classed up!

BYOB

No glass. Be responsible. Stay hydrated and take good care of yourself and others please.

Garbage

We ripped apart every bag of garbage & recycling in 2013 & 2014 & sorted it. Help us by reducing and sorting your waste.

Natural Building

Cob Ovens - clay, sand & straw. Yurt building stalled! Do you sew canvas? 1970's era trailer given new life as sauna. More cobbing in 2015.

Food & Beverages

You can have a cookout or get tasty takeout from our food vendors, Delectable foods inspired by local ingredients & Eat Local Sudbury.

Water

There is free drinking water available via a fill station near the Main Stage. Bring containers.

Washrooms

Portable washrooms near the main stage. More outhouses for the campers, including one at the beach. No showers - river!

Children

People aged 16 and under, with their families, get in for free. Self-directed activities available for kids/families ++

Getting Around

Bring your bike to R&S (on the bus!) When walking protect/cover your toes. Flashlight - check. No driving permitted.

Swimming & Sauna

At your own risk and never under the influence! No soap in the river. Great beach. Take care of yourself and each other. Stay hydrated.

Mosquitos

Welcome to North Ontario! The witching hour comes just as darkness falls. Bring some bug dope, long sleeves & pants. Smudge?

Volunteering!

Become a member to volunteer. Here's the link!

Camping & Fires

Open fields & wooded sites. MNR fire bans apply to R&S. Firewood/fire pits provided. Bring stove & cooking gear in case of fire ban.

Getting There

Hey - Ottawa & Toronto - Bring your Bike on the Bus.  Seriously!

From Sudbury

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  • Find your way onto ON-17/Trans-Canada Hwy - total 58.5 km
  • Cinnamon Buns at Kate’s Kountry Kitchen!!
  • Turn left onto Dyke St/ON-539 N (signs for Warren) go 190 m total 58.7 km
  • Take the 2nd right onto Stanhope Ave/ON-539 N go 85 m total 58.8 km
  • Take the 1st left onto ON-539 N -  go 22.9 km total 81.7 km
  • Turn right onto ON-539 S - go 7.7 km total 89.3 km
  • Turn right go 100 m total 89.4 km
  • Fishers’ Paradise 3636B Hwy 539, Field, ON P0H 1M0
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  • There is a bus option to R&S this year!  And it is cheap!
  • “I have no way to get there:( ” - has been solved
  • Servicing both North Bay & Sudbury all weekend long

From Toronto

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  • Find your way to the 400 N to Barrie - total 101 km
  • Continue onto ON-11 N - total 129 km
  • Continue onto ON-11 N/Trans-Canada Hwy - total 130 km
  • Continue onto ON-11 N - total 341 km
  • Continue onto Trans-Canada Hwy - total 383 km
  • Turn right onto Ottawa St/ON-64 S- total 384 km
  • Turn right onto Cache Bay Rd/ON-64 S (signs for Field) go 56 m - total 384 km
  • Take the 1st left onto Rue Toronto/ON-64 (signs for Field) Continue to follow ON-64 - total 405 km
  • Turn right onto ON-64 S - total 405 km
  • Turn left onto ON-539 N (signs for River Valley) - total 406 km
  • Turn left go 100 m - total 411 km
  • Slow down - you made it.
  • Fishers' Paradise 3636B Hwy 539, Field, ON P0H 1M0
  • For $100 HST included you can Bring Your Bike On the Bus.
  • Your bike is awesome - it deserves a holiday too!

From Ottawa

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  • Get onto ON-17/Trans-Canada Hwy
  • Keep right at the fork, follow signs for ON-17 N/ON-11 N/Twin Lakes Road and merge onto ON-11 N/ON-17/Trans-Canada Hwy Continue to follow ON-17/Trans-Canada Hwy
  • Turn right onto Ottawa St/ON-64 S (signs for Field) Continue to follow ON-64 S go 650 m
  • Turn right onto Cache Bay Rd/ON-64 S (signs for Field) go 56 m
  • Take the 1st left onto Rue Toronto/ON-64 (signs for Field) Continue to follow ON-64
  • Turn right onto ON-64 S
  • Turn left onto ON-539 N (signs for River Valley) go 6.0 km
  • Turn left go 100 m total 427 km
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  • For $100 HST included you can Bring Your Bike On the Bus
  • Ride your bike to the bus.  Cozy up coach style to R&S
  • Ride your bike to the beach - yeah - towel slung over your shoulder - green canopy overhead - it’s so worth taking the bus!

Bike Boat Bus!

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  • bike along a decommissioned rail line
  • 100km’s with 3 river crossings over old railway trestle bridges
  • begins just past Sudbury Aiport where the old line crosses Skead Rd.
  • not sanctioned by R&S
  • canoe the Sturgeon River - families welcome to join in a 4 day trip to R&S
  • canoe the Temagami River - no kids! faster water - 5 day trip to R&S
  • contact Friends of Temagami (FoT) for info/resources
  • not sanctioned by R&S or FoT
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  • There are 2 confirmed canoe trips headed to R&S via the Temagami River.  Way to go!
  • You can “Bring Your Bike on the Bus.”  Get off in Sturgeon Falls and pedal to R&S
  • What a combo - grab some killer poutine for the road - choose wisely
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Sustainability / Partners

Good People doing Good Work

Friends of Temagami

A Northern Ontario-based, all-volunteer conservation organization. Our mission is to conserve wilderness and promote ecotourism across the Temagami region. Hike the world's largest old-growth red pine forest at Wolf Lake. Climb Ontario's highest point at Ishpatina Ridge. Explore Lake Temagami's 1200 islands. Paddle 4700 km of Anishnabe canoe routes. Rock on the shores of the Sturgeon River.

Eat Local Sudbury

Eat Local Sudbury Co-operative is a grocery store and distributor that connects eaters with producers. R&S tries to source as much of our food product and our vendors' food product through ELS. When it comes to R&S trip planning ELS is bringing the ice cream.

SPONSORS / PARTNERS / FUNDERS / MEMBERS

R&S Would Be Impossible Without You.