Finger Eleven, April Wine headline Rock the Boat in Tyne Valley

Published on March 31, 2017

Scott Anderson, lead singer with Finger Eleven, performs in this photo on the group's web site. The Burlington, Ont. group will be on P.E.I. for the Rock the Boat festival in Tyne Valley later this summer.

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TYNE VALLEY, P.E.I. – Juno-award winning Finger Eleven and April Wine will headline the 2017 edition of the Rock the Boat Musicfest in Tyne Valley.

“I couldn’t believe the amount of people wanting April Wine, so we listened,” said Jeff Noye, festival chairman.

Also performing will be, the Ellis Family Band, Nova Scotia rock band Slowcoaster, and high energy Gordie Mackeeman and His Rhythm Boys.

The festival will release more acts in the near future.

The Rock the Boat Festival is part of the Tyne Valley Oyster Festival, which has been going for 54 years.

In 2014, the festival introduced the Rock the Boat Musicfest.

Rock the Boat has attracted some of Canada’s top artist over the years including Blue Rodeo, Alan Doyle, Tom Cochrane and Trooper.

Rock the Boat and the Tyne Valley Oyster Festival is run completely by volunteers and all profits go towards non- profit organizations in the area, mainly the Tyne Valley Sports Centre.

“It’s a great way to breathe life into our non-profits and it provides them with a platform to raise money,” said committee member Jonathan Smith.

Last year, the festival brought in $70,000 for non-profits in the Tyne Valley Area.

Tickets for the concert and camping are on sale now.

The festivals runs from Aug. 2-6 with Rock the Boat being held on Aug 5. You can purchase tickets at