Edmonton Journal

Tenacious D, Hozier top Sonic Boom bill

7th edition of eclectic festival is relocating to Borden Park

- SANDRA SPEROUNES

In this corner ... we’ve got electro-pop acts Ellie Goulding, Big Data, St. Lucia, and Robert DeLong.

In the other corner ... we’ve got rockers Alexisonfi­re, Eagles of Death Metal, and actor Jack Black’s comedy duo, Tenacious D, who like to call themselves The Greatest Band in the World.

They’re all part of this year’s eclectic bill for Sonic Boom, Sept. 5 and 6, which is moving from the parking lot of the Northlands grounds to the grassy confines of Borden Park.

More than 15 acts will perform at the two-day festival.

These include The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers, Brooklyn indie-rockers TV On The Radio, and as previously leaked, Take Me To Church singer Hozier.

Sonic 102.9 FM favourites such as Tokyo Police Club, Mother Mother, The Rural Alberta Advantage, and hippop-rocker k-os will fly the flag for Canadian artists, as well as Alexisonfi­re. The reunited punk act was the first to be announced for the festival.

Other performers include South Africa’s band of brothers, KONGOS, and Canuck up-and-comers Gay Nineties and The Elwins.

General passes are $179.99 to $199.99 plus service charges. VIPs are $299.99 and are only available to adults.

On sale: Friday at 10 a.m. via sonicboomf­estival.com.

This is the seventh edition of Sonic Boom. Last year’s roster included Arctic Monkeys, the smalls, and a Jack of another colour — White.

ssperounes@ edmontonjo­urnal.com twitter.com/Sperounes

 ?? MICHAEL ELINS ?? Tenacious D — Jack Black and Kyle Gass — bill themselves The Greatest Band in the World.
MICHAEL ELINS Tenacious D — Jack Black and Kyle Gass — bill themselves The Greatest Band in the World.

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