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There won't be a 2019 Stars and Thunder

Organizers hopeful for 2020 event
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Canadian rocker Bryan Adams played all of the hits the crowd wanted to hear at the 2018 Stars and Thunder music festival. Maija Hoggett/TimminsToday

There won't be a third edition of Stars and Thunder in 2019, according to a post on the event's Facebook page. 

At last week's council meeting, former mayor Steve Black made a pitch for the music festival to be held once again this summer at Hollinger Park.

While the plan was for a scaled back four-day version organized by Ron Sakamoto's Gold and Gold Productions, it hinged on remediation work currently underway at the park being completed. Organizers were also asking for $300,000 sponsorship from the city, along with providing items such as tents and recycling bins.

According to a post on the Stars and Thunder Facebook page, the upgrades at the park will not be done in time.

"We have been informed by city staff that the field will still be undergoing upgrades and work this summer and will not be ready to host the event in 2019. We will await to see if the city makes any plans to support a 2020 festival and are hopeful we will see everyone in 2020," reads the post.

"In the meantime please feel free to share who you would like to see headline or perform in 2020."

Maija Hoggett

About the Author: Maija Hoggett

Maija Hoggett is an experienced journalist who covers Timmins and area
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