Brantford was put on the map for music festivals this year as the first annual WTFest kicked off with a bang.
The city has had some trouble in the past with executing music festivals, but WTFest seemed to go off without a hitch as the organizers acknowledged past issues with other festivals and worked to make sure this years event was successful, bringing in thousands of concert-goers from all around Brantford, the GTA, and even some friends from across the border.
The two-day festival took place at Lion’s Park this past weekend, with Saturdays lineup including acts such as Gloryhound, The Mohrs, with headliners I Mother Earth, The Trews and Big Wreck and we heard it was one of the best shows the area has seen in years.
BestFan had the opportunity to attend Sunday’s show. The day was packed with music with the show going from 2 pm until 10 pm and featured Mark Wilson, Steven Ryan, Harbour, Ascot Royals, Dear Rouge, as well as headliners USS, LIGHTS and Hedley, and we even snagged an interview with Steven Ryan and Ascot Royals! (Interviews coming soon).
Through heavy downpour, LIGHTS provided the audience with a large range of her popular songs, including “Toes”, “Drive My Soul”, and her current single, “Up We Go”, providing the crowd with their dose of female pop power for the day.
Hedley closed the festival with front-man Jacob Hoggard delivering an energy-packed performance, carrying a 2 litre container of chocolate milk by his side. Keeping the audience consistently engaged, Hoggard never provided a dull moment, even bringing a young fan onstage, dedicating a song to her and asking her to help him pass out Hedley t-shirts to the audience. Closing out the show, Hedley performed a four song encore, ending with a bow, but not before Hoggard decided to ‘share’ some of his milk with the audience, giving fans in the front row a chocolate milk shower.
Keep an eye out for our interviews with Steven Ryan and Ascot Royals, coming soon!