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11 tunes to get you into the Bon-Fire lineup—08.17.18 & 08.18.18

By Greggory Clark on August 3, 2018

Chad VanGaalen, Bonjay, Mauno, Wolf Parade, Bonnie Doon, Shadowhand, Napster Vertigo and many more will perform at Rideau Pines Farm in North Gower.

For anyone who doesn’t see their favourite bands in Arboretum Festival’s BON-FIRE lineup, Apt613 contributors have created a playlist to share picks from the full two-day schedule. Have a listen in the Spotify player below.

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On top of an impressive concert lineup, the 2018 fest consists of farm-to-table meals, bonfires, and DJ afterparties. Concerts are happening at Rideau Pines Farm this summer, on a forest stage surrounded by evergreens and hand-built installations. It’s a magical space to enjoy music by the likes of Shay Lia, Jessy Lanza, Alexis Avina, L CON, and Heavy Medicine Band.

Rideau Pines is a pick-your-own organic farm. Not only for BON-FIRE, but all season long. Just grab a basket, wander the fields, and choose from a variety of fresh fruits and veg. Local chefs will be offering up a menu incorporating the farm’s produce.

Visit for the full lineup. Bon-Fire takes place at Rideau Pines Farm (5714 Fourth Line Rd) on August 17–18, 2018. Tickets include a free shuttle bus ride and cost $30 for Friday or $40 for Saturday. Festival passes cost $50–60. Follow @arboretumfest on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for updates.