HipFest returns to Brantford's Harmony Square


BRANTFORD, ON – The City of Brantford is pleased to announce the return of HipFest, an outdoor rock concert in Harmony Square to celebrate the legacy of The Tragically Hip. This free event takes place on Saturday, August 19, 2023 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and is presented by Hudson Public, Kitchen and Bar. Attendees can enjoy an evening of live music performed by 50 Mission and Man Machine Poem.

“Tragically Hip fans are not going to want to miss this event!” says Jennifer Middleton, Special Events Supervisor for the City of Brantford. “We are very grateful to this year’s presenting sponsor, Hudson Public, Kitchen and Bar and to The Downtown Brantford BIA for sponsoring the opening band Man Machine Poem.”

New this year, food, craft and artisan vendors will be in Harmony Square with items available for purchase throughout the evening.

50 Mission is a local Brantford band that performs the greatest hits of The Tragically Hip with polish and passion with a lead vocalist that has a “Gord Downie” style voice that is second to none. Fans agree, it will be like listening to your favourite album with this authentic sounding Tragically Hip tribute band.

Man Machine Poem is a collaboration of Ontario musicians that celebrate everyone’s favourite hits from The Tragically Hip with a high energy that will have everyone singing along and dancing.

Free parking is available on Saturday in the Municipal Parkade located at 59 Icomm Drive.  Brantford Transit is also available to attendees looking for transportation to Harmony Square with the main terminal conveniently located only one block away. You can find schedules, routes and rates online at www.Brantford.ca/Transit.

A full listing of Harmony Square summer programming can be found at calendar.brantford.ca/HarmonySquare. Find more details on Harmony Square programs and events at Brantford.ca/HarmonySquareSummer or by calling 519-759-4150. Join the conversation on the Harmony Square’s Facebook page.

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Media Contact:

Sharon Sayles | Communications Specialist, Communications and Community Engagement
City of Brantford | 519-757-2840 | ssayles@brantford.ca

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