Hits Fest

The Official Lineup:


Platinum Blonde

Platinum Blonde is a Canadian new wave band formed in Toronto in 1981 and they’re back, but don’t call it a reunion. In reality, it’s more like the band has simply taken a finger off of the pause button with the release of its new album Now & Never.
With four albums that have collectively gone Platinum seven times over and garnered multiple Juno Award nominations, along with an induction into the Music and Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame.
The re-ignition of the band has been a very long time coming. It wasn’t for lack of demand. The years passed the band became somewhat of a cult mystery. When electronic dance tastemakers Crystal Castles teamed with Robert Smith of The Cure in 2010 to record a cover version of Platinum Blonde’s “Not In Love” an entire new generation of fans began clamoring to discover the band’s music.

Last Bullet

When we hit the stage we make it our responsibility to get your hips shaking, your heart racing and your head banging. We play every single show as if we have one shot to get it right and that's exactly why we call ourselves Last Bullet, because we live and die by that creed. We are more than just a band, we're an experience. We might play rock, but our music is for everyone. We don't care how you look, where you're from, or what you listen to, when we hit the stage, we'll raise both your pulse and the temperature of the venue. 


Rynheart are a Canadian alternative rock band formed in Toronto. ON. The group consists of Eric Sebastion (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Dano Palozzi (lead guitar), Brett Simmonds (bass), and Fabz Vincent (drums). Brothers Eric and Fabz both began playing music at a very young age and began forming multiple bands while growing up. The brothers decided it was time to start a more serious project in 2012. They recruited two highschool friends to fill in and Rynheart was formed. Two years later in 2014, Eric and Fabz were looking for a replacement guitarist. After multiple trips visiting home, they realized youngest brother Dano picked up on 3 instruments over the span of a couple months. They soon knew he was the missing piece. Since then, Rynheart added bassist Brett Simmonds in the spring of 2016 just in time for the bands first release, "Fabulous Nobodies". They've kicked off this year with the release of there new single "Bury My Flame" and are expecting an EP due out this summer.

Julien Kelland

It’s hard to believe that Julien Kelland is only 18 years old when you hear her sing. She has been impressing audiences all over Ontario since her sold out EP release show in March 2013 and opened for CCMA winner Doc Walker to rave reviews six months later. Julien has also opened for the Legendary Spoons and the Canadian Country duo and CCMA winner Small Town Pistols in 2015.Visit her tour page for more information. www.julienkelland.com  

Sarah Wickett

Country/Pop singer from home town of Beaverton, Ontario. Since moving to the big city of Toronto, Sarah broke into the music industry quite naturally. Within her first year in the city, Sarah was contacted by a local producer and recored her first studio single, "Do You Miss Me." It wasn't long before she was onto single number 2, "Drive" and 3, "All I Need." Within no time she had made huge accomplishments such as releasing her first EP on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, etc, having over 20k followers (and growing) on almost all of her social media platforms and performing live shows all the way from Sudbury, to Windsor and everywhere in between. Sarah has performed on live television broadcasts such as Rogers TV and has had countless online radio interviews. She has had online radio airplay in the US and  the UK and is a prominent part of the Country Belle's segment on Betler Radio -UK. 

Mumbai Standstill 

Mumbai Standstill was formed just outside of Toronto in Uxbridge, Ontario by Ben Race, Mark Givelas and Jamie Gallard. Early band practices were held in the garage, where the stripped-down acoustic versions of many Mumbai Standstill songs originated. With big things in mind, the 3 members decided on a bigger sound and sought out the talents of CJ Blodgett (banjo) Brett Simmonds (bass) Stuart Retallack (keys/trumpet) and Brandon Cox(drums). The seven of them got started on what would be their debut album Troubles. Amidst the constant shows, reversals and writing sessions. Troubles was officially released a year and a half after Mumbai Standstill's inception: a debut album that was recorded, produced and funded directly by the band. With a sound that defines any single genre, you should definitely give them a listen. 


Alt Rock Band From Uxbridge Ontario

Geoff Holt, Dave Mordak, Luke Speers, Eric Speers

Goodnight, Sunrise

Toronto-based Goodnight, Sunrise seamlessly blends anthemic indie pop with brooding synth rock, while the frenetic energy of the band breaks down the barriers between stage and audience. Honest and soulful lyrics pour out through the voices of David Kochberg (guitar) and Vanessa Vakharia (synth/keytar), with harmonies that ebb and flow with each other over the pulsing and thunderous rhythms of Paul Weaver (drums). Goodnight, Sunrise has played 200 shows across Canada and Europe since 2011, including showcases at CMW, NxNE, TD Festival of Friends and Riverfest Elora, and has opened for bands like Big Wreck, I Mother Earth, and Die Mannequin. Their 2nd full-length album Falling Awake was released in Sept. 2016 on Rejection Records

Kevin Ker

What is certain is music will continue to tap into an unspoken, collective need within us all for self-reflection and meaning. -Kevin Ker  

Ayerheart Roofing Co.

The hottest New Country Band from Stouffville Ontario!

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