Rock the Coliseum
AUGUST 3rd & 4th - FREE ADMISSION
About Rock The Coliseum
Founded in 2006, Rock The Coliseum (RTC) is Mississauga’s longest running, all-ages, free indie music festival! Produced by Canadian Community Arts Initiative, RTC is a not-for-profit organization based in Ontario. RTC is a celebration of everything positive about the local music community & supports all genres of independent Canadian music.
AT DAWN’S EDGE
Mixing the beautiful and the heavy. Enamoured by the grandiose sound of orchestral arrangements and cultural motifs, yet unwilling to part with the aggressive and electronic qualities of metal, At Dawn’s Edge relentlessly pushes the bounds of groove and symphony. After the release of their first EP in May, 2015, titled First Contact, At Dawn’s Edge promoted it throughout Eastern Ontario and Quebec, Canada. They’ve played in Montreal with local big acts such as Karkaos, a show organized in part by Maple Metal Records, as well as having the opportunity to open for The Agonist, and Sonata Arctica in Toronto. 2017 brought forth a new look, and a new sound to their upcoming debut album, Through Glass Eyes, and now the band is preparing to extend their sonic reach to an international audience.
Lady Indigo is a newly formed indie alternative band from Mississauga, Ontario.
Their sound can be described as the combination of haunting, bluesy, vocals and visceral lyrics over top of ominous, droning, and psychedelic instrumentals. Their quirky, dark-humored personalities come out in their music from time to time to create a playful contrast to their overall sound.
Drawing inspiration from contemporaries such as Metric, Timber Timbre, Warpaint, The Velvet Underground, Stars, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Radiohead, and Broken Social Scene…
Lady Indigo has created an eclectic alternative sound that is all their own. The band has been garnering a reputation around Toronto as an energetic and quirky live band that is sure to deliver an exciting show. They are currently in the process of writing and
recording their debut EP.
Since the release of her FACTOR funded album ‘Talk To Me’ and the release of her EP “Wild Eyed Wanderer”, Alessia Cohle has emerged as one of Canada’s brightest country stars. Alessia has opened for Brett Kissel, been a part of the CCMA house band, shared the stage with artists such as Meghan Patrick, Jason Blaine, and more, and is the recipient of the 2018 Marty Award. Her love for all styles of music has helped Alessia define and create her own unique musical style, joining the next wave of artists who continue to push the future of country music.
David Boyd Janes
David Boyd Janes is an emerging Canadian Country singer from Toronto Ontario. His first single “Summertime Feeling” broke the Top 100 on mainstream Canadian Country Radio in its first 3 weeks and his music can be found on all major music platforms. Such as Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play iTUNES etc
You can follow him on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or by logging onto his website: www.davidboydjanes.com
DJ Care Failure
Care Failure is the singer, sole songwriter, guitarist, and creative Force behind the band Die Mannequin. She has been nominated for two Juno Awards, and has released albums and toured all over the world since 2007 touring with bands such as Guns N Roses, Marilyn Manson, the Deftones, Sum 41, Finger Eleven, Amanda Palmer’s Dresden Dolls, and played with a slew of amazing legends like the Foo Fighters, Motorhead, Kiss, Rage Against the Machine, and so many more. She starred in Bruce McDonald’s Hard Core Logo 2, and the documentary The Rawside of Die Mannequin, which was a documentary feature on her band. She is currently concluding the recording of her new album which is hoped to be released before the end of 2018. Care F. started DJing between album cycles in 2011, and has continued to spin at clubs in Canada and Europe. Care F. continues to release new music both for Die Mannequin and her other side projects, and tours the world with a focus on North America and Europe.
Toronto-based EYE STEAL is the solo project of Remi Monroe. EYE STEAL creates beauty out of pain and self-destruction, by forging an intense, driving assault married to powerful vocals. His live performances and videos only emphasize the intensity of his music.
The full length album “Burning out” was released in July 2017 with Negative Gain Records.
Hey Guys! We are FXRRVST (pronounced ‘forest’), an indie-alternative duo based in Toronto. Our names are Holly Forrest and Matthew Fuentes. We strive to be a charitable and environmentally conscious band, doing all we can to give back. All our merchandise (including our CDs) are eco-friendly and part of the cost goes to different local and international charities. Since day one, we’ve understood that if we ever became a successful band, it was because of others. So its only fair that we share our success with everyone and help those who really need it. Hope you like our music and thanks for the support.
Jammer’s Waffle house
Jammer’s Waffle House is an Indie Rock band founded through a strong passion to
make music and entertain. Since the beginning, JWH has provided a strong varied
repertoire spanning across many genres and flourishing by providing their own
unique spin on each song.
During a live performance Jammer’s Waffle House always provides a high energy
and fun set that engages the audience no matter the age or size. They are able to
engage the crowd through audience interaction and participation to provide an
The band has made its mark in the Ontario music scene through live memorable
performances. This has included opening for several established acts such as City
and Colour, USS, IllScarlett and many more. They have also had the opportunity to
perform at several major events and venues including: Rogers Hometown Hockey,
Youth Day at Yonge Dundas Square, The Horseshoe Tavern, Hershey Centre, and
The band has continued to grow with a change in the lineup but the sound and band
have remained as upbeat and musical as ever! This has lead to new exploration with
styles and a new determined attitude towards achieving professional sound and
The band is currently heading back into the studio and beginning to work on a pair
of new singles and continue to perform throughout the GTA.
Three gentlemen from the town of Streetsville coming through your ears like a wrecking ball of power.
Facebook : www.facebook.com/lawlesssons
POLARITY is a female fronted progressive rock group from the Mississauga/Toronto area. Their music blends ethereal ambient sounds with aggressive rock metal elements. They’ve been establishing their name within the local Toronto music scene for 9 years and have just released their latest album ACTION POTENTIAL (Co-Produced by Chris Creglia and Canadian Grammy winning producer David Bottrill who also produced bands TOOL, GODSMACK, SILVERCHAIR). The band recently signed a management deal with ANTISKEPTIC ENTERTAINMENT who’s worked with worldwide artists such as PERIPHERY, SUMO CYCO, THE FLATLINERS and COMEBACK KID. Along with a few festivals and local gigs this summer, they’re looking towards touring in the fall and eventually follow up with another new release.
Exploding onto the scene with a DIY ethos and an unforgettable live show, MONOWHALES first made waves with their breakout single “Home” in August 2016. A love letter to their hometown, the song and video quickly became a viral hit. While the song garnered over 122,000 streams on Spotify and radio play across Canada, the video would go on to be viewed over a million times and land the band appearances on Global News, CP24, and CBC Radio One. Known best for their live performances, MONOWHALES have shared the stage with Coleman Hell, The Beaches, The Pack AD, and Kardinal Offishall to name a few.
No Big Deal
We’re NO BIG DEAL from Streetsville, Ontario. We bring joy, raw energy, and loud music to as many stages as we possibly can.
Saugasson is a young and upcoming artist from Mississauga, Ontario. His talents consist of singing, rapping, song-writing, dancing, engineering and producing. Saugasson strives to be more than just successful in music, but also to be known as a talented artist who cares about his craft. He is influenced by many artists including but not limited to, Xxxtentacion, Drake, PartyNextDoor, Croosh and many more. As Saugasson releases more music he shows growth and passion in his music for both the music itself and the story the music may tell.
Scotty IV (pronounced ‘eye – vee’), represents the other side of the hip hop scene in Toronto. Over the past 7 years, Toronto has slowly etched its own name within the music scene as one of the world’s most revered hotbeds of talent. However, only a select pocket of talent has risen to prominence. Scotty IV and his Stay Out Late collective aim to change that narrative. His story is one of juxtaposition. From honor roll student to university drop out, momma’s boy to party rager. From college life to homelessness, and doing what it took to survive. Scotty IV’s range of experiences are vast, and more importantly, unique and have motivated him to ‘change the worlds thinking’ and see all who follow him achieve their dreams.
The Dreamboats are bringing back good ol’ Rock n’ Roll! With a sound that is equal parts Chuck Berry and The Wonders, this quartet of handsome Canadian boys delivers a high energy, nostalgic show that has audiences singing and dancing the night away!
This is a Crisis
This Is A Crisis hails from the gritty basements and dirty venues of Oshawa, ON. Comprising a high energy live show with a crushing dual guitar attack and trio of vocals, T!AC channel punk rock energy with heavy metal intensity. Following numerous lineup shuffles in late 2016, the band has resolved itself with Port Perry’s Brett Lavender on lead vocals, Oshawa’s Felix Bouchard, lead guitar, and Kyle Russell, drums, Pickering’s Andrew Brien on rhythm guitar, and Mississauga native Russ Shipman on bass. The band continues their sonic bombardment and riotous performances with no end in sight.
Ontario high school students can get volunteer hours by volunteering at Rock The Coliseum. Interested in helping out this year? Deadline to apply for 2018 is by July 19, 2018. Please contact the Festival Director, Demetrius Nath at [email protected]
Press & Media
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