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WTFest Throws Its Hat into the Summer Festival Ring.

Submitted by on February 1, 2015 – 11:33 amNo Comment


 WTFest Music Festival (What The Fest), is a two-day outdoor music festival in Brantford, Ontario on June 13th & 14th, 2015 at Lions Park. The festival will feature an eclectic bill of talent from a variety of different music styles. Saturday June 13th line-up will be headlined by Big Wreck and will feature The Trews, I Mother Earth, Peeler, The Mohrs, Sons of Revelry, Gloryhound and Ghost Town Orchestra. On Sunday June 14th the show will be headlined by Canadian superstars, Hedley, along with Lights, USS, Dear Rogue, The Ascot Royals, Harbour, Steven Ryan and Mark Wilson.

WTFest is also launching a battle of the bands and will award the winner an opening slot on the festival. The winner will also receive a grand prize package which consists of $1,000 cash, a meeting with industry professionals at one of Canada’s top booking agencies, a professional photo-shoot by Photohouse Studio as well as a EPK designed by Fat Panda Studios. Interested bands can log onto www.wtfest.ca to submit their band and get further details.

WTFest is the brainchild of Jamie Stephens from JSE Events, Lance and Mark from Calbeck Investments Inc. Stephens is best known for hosting the annual Brantford Comedy Festival where he’s successfully brought mainstream comedians like Tom Green, Stephen Wright, Pauly Shore, and Colin Mochrie to town. In addition Stephens is also the promoter of the Grandelicious Food & Wine Show, as well as his own comedy series “Those Damn Divas”, which celebrates women in comedy.

Lance Calbeck was born and raised in Brantford and has continuously worked hard to make the community better place to live.  He has volunteered his time with many charitable organizations and has run successful events such as the Rotary Lobsterfest and the Rotary Charity Airshow, as well as dozens of other fundraisers for Brant Waterways Foundation, Brant Animal Aid Foundation and the Boys & Girls Club of Brantford to name a few. Lance has a passion for music and is eager to use his expertise to make WTFest one of the premier music festivals in Ontario.

Mark Calbeck is the co–owner of Calbeck Investments Inc., a private investment company located in Brantford.  Mark got his start in the family grocery business before moving into the auto industry for a number of years. He is married with two children and currently resides in Paris, ON.

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