Everything you need to know about Springtide 2022

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Claire Coupland
Springtide Alumni Claire Copland

Time to plan your festival weekend!We are less than one week away from Springtide 2022 and here’s everything you need to know about this year’s festival!

Springtide runs Thursday, July 21 – Saturday, July 23 with multiple venues and stages across Downtown Uxbridge. Kids 12 and under accompanied by an adult can enjoy the festival for free, on Friday and Saturday.

THURSDAY JULY 21
Springtide Launch Party

We will be kicking off our festival with a launch party concert at the Uxbridge Music Hall. A historic music venue in our town with killer headliner Bedouin Soundclash. The Launch Party will also feature performances by Julian Taylor and local Artist Tania Joy. This is a stand alone event meaning you will need a separate ticket from your weekend wristbands to attend. There are still a limited number of tickets available, which can be purchased through our website!

FRIDAY JULY 22
Specialty Stages

Along with over 70 awesome musical performances, Springtide is excited to share a few specialty stages curated for maximum enjoyment! On Friday July 22nd from 5pm-7pm we will have our Let’s Write a Song workshop, hosted by Bernadette Connors at The Bridge Social. This is a free interactive songwriting workshop for those of all ages and all song writing abilities and experience! 

NEW to this year’s program, the Author’s Stage hosted by Blue Heron Books in their back studio – feat. Author Michael Barclay and his book “Hearts on Fire: Six Years That Changed The Canadian Music Scene” from 6pm-8pm on Friday July 22. hosted by former MuchMusic man Tim Deegan⁠. 

There will be supper, compliments of the Tin Restaurant⁠, songs by Geoff Holt⁠, and drinks available at a cash bar!

Tickets are $25 and include all of the above PLUS a $10 book coupon. If you have a Springtide wristband, tickets are a steal, at $20! Pick up your ticket at Blue Heron Books!

SATURDAY, JULY 23:
Specialty Stages

You can start your Saturday morning early with us outdoors at Banjo Cider located at 614 Sanford Rd. for Yoga Tune-Up with Jennifer Bradley of Sun Dog Yoga and Alannah Kemp of Inner Environmentalism. This session starts at 10am and is included with a Saturday Wristband which can be purchased on site at Banjo Cider Saturday morning.

Saturday, afternoon, will be the Interview Stage curated by Tamara Williamson at The Bridge Social. At 3pm we will have the Fire Songs session, a conversation all about community with Hollowsage, Allanah Kemp and Kevin Ker, hosted by Josh Veens. At 4pm, the Up Close And Too Personal session hosted by experienced host, Blair Packham. This session delves into the lives of our guests; including Gravley James and Joel Saunders, and Emily Rockarts. And at 5pm the One Song session, hosted by Tamara Williamson, where artists, Suitcase Sam, Stephen Stanley and Rebekah Hawker have chosen a favourite song that they have written and will dive into the process of writing it, their inspiration, and the story behind the lyrics. This event is open to all those with a festival wristband.

Let’s not forget the Youth Stage hosted by Uxbridge’s own Amy Peck! The 2022 Springtide Youth Stage will include performances by 6 solo acts as well as a special performance by Youth Stage alumni Nate Hobor. You won’t believe the talent, mad skills, and musicianship that these performers will bring to the Youth Stage.

These young shining stars will be performing at the Uxbridge Legion on Saturday July 22nd from 2pm to 5pm. Entry is free with a Saturday wristband or $10 at the door. 

Centennial Park Outdoor Stage

Our Outdoor Main Stage has moved! Due to the damaging storm at the end of May and the temporary closing of our beloved Second Wedge Brewing Co., we needed to find a new location for Outdoor Main Stage. Luckily here in Uxbridge, the Trail Capital Of Canada, we were able to secure another beautiful green space to call home for the 2022 festival. Our Outdoor Main Stage will be in Centennial Park, at the bottom of Poplar Street, behind the Township of Uxbridge Building! Centennial Park is surrounded by mature trees and linked in with the Uxbridge trail system. We are excited to share one of our most beloved assets with our guests, along with a fantastic lineup!

Alysha Brilla
Centennial Park in Downtown Uxbridge

Festival Trolley

If you’re from Uxbridge, you’ve likely seen the antique Town Trolley driving around town for special occasions and events! On Friday evening and Saturday evening from 7pm to Midnight the trolley will maintain a continuous loop around the downtown core, to make venues accessible for folks to catch all the music they want in a timely fashion for all who want to ‘hop on’ and ‘hop off’. This unique shuttle experience is the perfect way to get you around town so you can catch all your favorite acts! Watch for the Trolley Signs along the festival route! Thank you to Williamson’s Uxbridge Automotive for Sponsoring the Festival Trolley.

Where To Find The Springtide Festival Schedule

So you’ve got your Springtide wristband and Launch Party tickets, now what? Well, head over to our website to find our full festival schedule. Plan out the artists that you don’t want to miss and then, enjoy the music! We also have a selection of FREE pop up acoustic performances that will be happening around the downtown. In the coming days we will release a full list of our acoustic pop-up performances where you can catch some of your favourite artists completely unplugged.

Ticket Locations

This year, there are several locations where you can purchase tickets, and exchange for your wristbands.

The Uxbridge Music Hall located at 16 Main St. South will have the box office open on Tuesday July 19th and Wednesday July 20th from Noon to 6pm for pre-festival sales. As well as Thursday, Friday and Saturday from Noon until close.

The Ticket Hub at H. Bee Architecture, 88 Brock St. West. The Ticket Hub will be open during festival hours starting at Noon on Friday and 9am on the Saturday.

Tickets will also be available at the Uxbridge Tourism Trailer located on site at Centennial Park to purchase and exchange wristbands.

Finally, the Uxbridge Legion located at 109 Franklin Street will be open for ticketing during festival hours. Friday 7pm to close, Saturday 1pm to close. Also note that Youth Stage Tickets will be $10, available at the door, or included with your Saturday wristband.

Author’s Stage, Supper, Stories Sips and Songs, Tickets can be purchased online or in store through Blue Heron Books 62 Brock St. West. 

The Countdown Is On!
Now, if you haven’t already, mark your calendars and start your countdown! We hope you are just as excited as we are. Our COVID hiatus has certainly built up the suspense for our 2022 come back! Keep an eye on our social media pages for some Springtide 101s to help you enjoy and experience the festival to its fullest!

We acknowledge the financial support of FACTOR and the Government of Canada.