Bud Light Dreams Music Festival is carrying on a tradition for the third year in a row: $1 per every ticket sold for this year’s two-day fest will be donated to MusiCounts, the music education charity associated with the Juno Awards.
Money from this year’s fest, held June 23 and 24 at Toronto’s Echo Beach and including a EDM-driven lineup of Armin Van Buuren, Kaskade, Galantis, Txchami X Malaa and genre pioneer Richie Hawtin, will be added to a cumulative total of $40,000 raised by Dreams, which has supported eight schools and thousands of students with new instruments with their involvement.
“MusiCounts is such a natural fit for the festival,” says Bud Light Dreams festival director Mark Russell in a statement. “Many of the people working on the festival and our fans were touched as kids by music programs in our schools. It’s a great feeling for all of us to be able to give back to music programs in schools across Canada.”
Since 1997, MusiCounts has awarded nearly $11M in support of music education in Canada, benefitting 933 schools and 110 communities, as well as awarding 353 scholarships.
Tickets for Bud Light Dreams Music Festival are on sale now. Prices range from single-day general admission for $99 (plus 23.50 fee) to $159 (plus $35 fee) for both days to $295 (plus $45.50 fee) for VIP, which among other perks, includes exclusive front row viewing areas, in and out priviledges until 10 p.m., entry to on-site after parties, and private washrooms. The Live Nation/Ink production is a 19-plus event.
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