Mt Joy and lots more fans to join Arkells at The Rally

It’s been years in the making and we’ll do it over again: Two years after it was supposed to happen, and four years after the first one, Arkells are looking to have a rip-roarin’ good time in Hamilton in June as they host the second Rally. 

The better news, announced Tuesday, is that a new block of tickets is available for the show, taking place on Saturday, June 25 at Tim Hortons Field. 

And adding to the fun? Mt Joy has been added to the lineup, which also includes tour friends and collaborators Haviah Mighty and K. Flay. 

“This will be the biggest show ever to hit Hamilton — the ultimate celebration of live music, friends and community,” the band promises in a statement announcing the changes. 

“Our 2018 show at Tim Hortons Field – the inaugural Rally – exceeded our expectations in every way so we knew we had to do it again,” the band continues. “From hand picking the lineup to collaborating with so many different local artists, small biz owners, charitable initiatives and local institutions like HSR, the Hamilton bike share program, Hamilton Flea and the Ticats – it was a joy to show off some of the best that Hamilton has to offer.”

Locals are encouraged to walk, bike or take the bus to the venue, located smack-dab in the middle of the city. 

“If the last couple years have taught us something, it’s that we can’t take anything for granted,” the band says. “Nothing replaces *real life* memories. No amount of screen time at home can beat the joy of singing songs, surrounded by friends and new friends.” 

And it’s worth noting that $1 from each ticket sold will go to PLUS1.org, “to help strengthen long term, permanent and affordable housing for the community of Hamilton through Indwell.”

Tickets for the Rally are available here

Amber Healy

I write about music policy and lawsuits because they're endlessly fascinating.

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