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Monday May 11th, 2015

Posted at 7:07pm

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The Tecumseh Corn Festival, celebrating 40 years, has announced its headline entertainment line-up.

Canadian Partycore Pop Rock band from British Columbia “These Kids Wear Crowns: will hit the stage on Friday August 28th. They have toured with fellow Canadians artists such as Hedley and Faber Drive. In 2010, they release their full-length album, Jumpstart, and performed on MuchMusic’s show NewMusicLive and CityTV New Year’s Eve Bash. In addition to the band’s Canadian success (which includes 2 gold singles for ‘Jumpstart’ and ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’) they have achieved Double Platinum success with Jumpstart in Australia. They have toured around the globe, will be releasing new music this summer just in time for them to take stage at the Tecumseh Corn Festival.

Edmonton-born, Toronto-based musician and artist, Alyssa Reid, will be performing on the Corn Festival stage on Saturday, August 29th. Having risen to fame following the release of her single “Alone Again,” Alyssa has toured internationally with One Direction and performed at the Juno Awards as a nominee. Her second studio album Time Bomb was released in 2014 and features songs Hurricane, Running Guns, and Satisfaction Guaranteed.

“The Tecumseh Corn Festival has been proud to bring names like the Rankin Family, Natalie MacMaster, Hedley, Finger Eleven, Theory Of A Deadman, Our Lady Peace, The Tea Party, and Down With Webster in recent past. So These Kids Wear Crowns on Friday night and Alyssa Reid on Saturday night are a natural fit.” says Corn Festival Entertainment Lead, Councillor Brian Houston.

The 40 year celebration of the festibal includes four days of spectacular family entertainment, contests and activities, including a special anniversary celebration on Sunday afternoon. The Festival features a vendor village filled with a wide variety of Arts and Crafts and food booths, a carnival midway, a festival tent, the “Largest Small Town Parade” on Saturday morning, and of course the renowned Corn Booth featuring “Tons and Tons of Hot Buttered Corn on the Cob from Tecumseh’s own Bonduelle and prepared by the volunteers of Optimist Club of St. Clair Beach.

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