Loverboy, Glass Tiger, Sass Jordan and more at Cariboo Rocks the North

CN Centre manager Glen Mikkelsen, Carol Gass and Doug Jones of 99.3 The Drive, and Kyle Sampson of Pacific Western Brewing unveil the line up for the 2019 Cariboo Rocks the North. Bill Phillips photo

Prince George will definitely be rockin’ this summer.

Cariboo Rocks the North will take to the stage August 9-11, 2019 and the year line-up will be every bit as good as this year’s, if not better.

With a combined 27 platinum records, 17 gold records, and 18 Juno Awards, this year’s festival will feature; Loverboy, Trooper, Glass Tiger, The Romantics, Chilliwack, Sass Jordan, Streetheart, Carole Pope & Rough Trade, Doug & The Slugs, Helix and Lee Aaron.

“We’re really proud of this line,” said organizer Kyle Sampson. “We’ve got some really great artists. There’s 11 bands over three days for this event and we’ve heard people’s requests and we think we’re going to deliver.”

It’s a completely different line-up than 2018, however Trooper did play in one of the precursors to Cariboo Rocks the North at Pacific Western Brewing two years ago.

“People really enjoyed the show so we thought we’d bring them back,” said Sampson.

The three-day festival will be held at Exhibition Park again in 2019 and CN Centre manager Glen Mikkelsen couldn’t be happier.

“Cariboo Rocks the North was the best three days of last summer,” he said. “We cannot wait to host next summer’s festival at Exhibition Park. The line-up is dynamite, and we know people will again have a wonderful time.”

Today also included the announcement of the official sponsors for the 2019 festival. The Jim Pattison Broadcast Group has signed on as the exclusive broadcast sponsor with their stations; 99.3 The Drive, 101.3 The River, and CKPG TV. The Prince George Citizen has come onboard as a major sponsor. And Tourism Prince George has returned to sponsor the event, helping leverage tourism opportunities by attracting festival-goers from throughout the region.

Full weekend packages and VIP tickets are on sale now. The full weekend event pass starts at $155, while VIP tickets will cost $399 plus service charges for both. Purchase details are listed below. Single day tickets will become available at a later date.

Sampson said, other than the bands, the event will be very similar to this year’s festival with addition, perhaps, a few more food trucks and washrooms.

“So now that we’ve got the line up out there, it’s just pure excitement,” said Sampson.