The one, true Edgefest is a Toronto area show that is hosted every year by 102.1 the Edge, a new rock and alternative music station owned by Corus Entertainment. Edgefest has a history dating back to 1987, but has only been known as EDGEfest since 1993. With few exceptions, the event has always occured on Canada Day, and usually at Molson Park in Barrie, Ontario.

I would like to thank Alan Cross, former program director of the Edge and host of The Ongoing History of New Rock, for providing the information that the internet couldn't. Which is pretty much every show before 2003. kthejoker has helped out too, where Alan missed information.

EDGEfest 2003

Molson Park - Barrie - September 6, 2003
The final Edgefest to grace Molson Park.

More to come as they're announced.

EDGEfest 2002

Molson Park - Barrie - July 1, 2002
Hotter than Hell! 35+ C with little wind or cloud.

Mainstage:

Side Stages:

EDGEfest 2001

Molson Park - Barrie - July 1, 2001
A cold day. Then again, this is in Canada...

Mainstage:

Side Stages:

EDGEfest 8

Molson Park - Barrie - July 1, 2000

Mainstage:

Side Stages:

EDGEfest 7

Molson Park - Barrie - July 1, 1999 and July 2, 1999
The first day was sold out, but rained all day. Day two was sunny, with 20,000 attendees.

Mainstage:

Village Stage:

EDGEfest 6

Molson Park - Barrie - July 1, 1998

EDGEfest 5

Molson Park - Barrie - June 28, 1997

EDGEfest 4

Molson Park - Barrie - June 30, 1996

EDGEfest 3

Day One

Molson Ampitheatre, Ontario Place - Toronto - May 21, 1995

Day Two

Molson Ampitheatre, Ontario Place - Toronto - July 1, 1995

Day Three

Molson Ampitheatre, Ontario Place - Toronto - August 5, 1995

Plus 18 other Canadian indie bands.

EDGEfest 2

Ontario Place Forum - Toronto - July 1, 1994

EDGEfest

Ontario Place Forum - Toronto - July 1, 1993
Radiohead's first show on North America.

CFNY and Molson Canadian Rocks present The Great Canadian Party

Molson Park - Barrie - July 1, 1992

CFNY Fifth Annual Canada Day Festival

Molson Park - Barrie - July 1, 1991

CFNY Fourth Annual Canada Day Festival

Molson Park - Barrie - July 1, 1990

CFNY Third Annual Canada Day Festival

Molson Park - Barrie - July 1, 1989

CFNY Second Annual Canada Day Festival

Molson Park - Barrie - July 1, 1988

CFNY First Annual Canada Day Festival

Molson Park - Barrie - July 1, 1987
Tickets were $1.02 and available through Pizza Pizza. 25,000 people attended the first show of what would be EDGEfest.

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