The Trews, Finger Eleven, Fuel, Tonic and Dave Russell and the Precious Stones were announced as headliners for the three-day Fork & Cork Festival happening at Riverfront Festival Plaza in Windsor on July 7, 8 and 9, 2017.
The Trews formed in Nova Scotia in 1997 and have released five studio albums, one acoustic album and have just recently released a greatest hits compilation named Time Capsule. Their most notable singles include: “Not Ready to Go”, “So She’s Leaving”, “Highway of Heroes”, “Poor Ol’ Broken Hearted Me”, “Tired of Waiting”, “Sing Your Heart Out”, and so much more.
Finger Eleven first formed back in 1994, when the group was known as the Rainbow Butt Monkeys, but once they decided to change their musical approach on their 1996 album Tip they also changed their name to Finger Eleven. The group eventually gained mass appeal and noticeable exposure in the U.S. with the release of their moody “One Thing” single from their self-titled album in 2003.
Fuel has sold over 3.5 million albums in the U.S. and scored a trio of top 5 singles, “Shimmer,” “Innocent” and “Hemorrhage (In My Hands”), the latter of which remained at #1 for 12 weeks. In addition, Fuel have sold out tours all over the world, headlining venues and opening for bands including Aerosmith, Kid Rock, Creed and 3 Doors Down.
With two Grammy nominations under their belt, the 1993 band Tonic have had, and continue to have much success in the music industry. Their fusion of alternative rock, and post grunge creates a fresh and original sound that creates hit songs and captivates audiences.
Folk rockers Dave Russell and the Precious Stones have performed at Fork & Cork before. Dave is joined by his band The Precious Stones with members Chris Pace (drums and percussion), Christina Bell (keys and vocals), and Vin Vicious (bass). Dave has shared festival stages with Sam Roberts Band, Our Lady Peace, Big Sugar, Sarah Harmer, Alex Cuba, Fitz and the Tantrums and Kathleen Edwards.
Other acts include The Silence Factory, Gypsy Chief Goliath, Against All Evil, My Son The Hurricane, Drop Dead Famous, Guitar Army, Dogtone, Inoke Errati, The Soul Delegation, Mrs. Fox, Border Patrol, Highland Studios, The Windsor Salt Band and Diane Motel.
Advance tickets are on sale now for $15 at www.ourevent.ca.