TORONTO — The Grey Cup Festival presented by Shaw just got a little louder.
The 2016 Grey Cup Festival Committee announced on Thursday that The Sheepdogs and Tokyo Police Club will headline the all-Canadian Concert Series presented by SiriusXM on Friday and Saturday nights during Grey Cup week at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in downtown Toronto.
The two-night concert series kicks off Friday, November 25 at 7:30 p.m. with The New Pornographers opening for Tokyo Police Club. Formed in 2005 in Newmarket, Ontario, Tokyo Police Club recently released a two-part EP Melon Collie and the Infinite Radness.
Lowest of the Low gets the crowd rocking on Saturday, November 26 starting at 7:30 p.m. followed by Grey Cup veterans The Sheepdogs. Originally from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, The Sheepdogs became the first unsigned band to make the cover of Rolling Stone magazine in 2011. The band has won three Juno Awards and is currently touring for their fifth studio album Future Nostalgia.
Tickets for the two-night concert series can be purchased for $49.50 at GreyCupFestival.ca. Tickets for one night cost $29.50. Concert-goers must be 19 years of age or older. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Argos season seat holders will have the first opportunity to purchase tickets starting today at Noon ET. Tickets go on-sale to the general public on Monday, October 17 at Noon ET.
The Concert Series presented by SiriusXM is part of the three-day Festival leading up to the 104th Grey Cup presented by Shaw at BMO Field in Toronto on Sunday, November 27.