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Photo Gallery of “The Sheepdogs” concert at the Festival of Friends 2011

Since I found out that I can setup Portfolios on this site, I gave it shot.

I have uploaded a large gallery of Vincent Banial’s photos of “The Sheepdogs” performing at the Festival of Friends back in 2011. That concert was immediately after The Sheepdogs broke out into the mainstream via being on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine.

The Festival of Friends had record crowds that night. I heard numbers of about 70,000 fans. On the bill were The Sheepdogs and also City and Colour. Because of the huge number of people at that concert I left during City and Colour‘s set. There were cars parked on the main road all the way up to the QEW (or is it called Hwy 403 by Ancaster). I’m so glad that I left early. It must have been mayhem when over 70,000 would have left all together that night.

The concert was great. The Festival of Friends is an amazing Festival. Wish that someone could copy it in Toronto. Well worth the drive to Ancaster every year. Free entry and cheap parking fee. Normally there is lots of parking. The night The Sheepdogs played in 2011 there was no parking. The lot was jammed. the roads were jammed. I did not see any parking tickets on the vehicles parked outside the FoF grounds, so even the Police were cool. Was a fun day and evening back i.n 2011.

You can view the photos from the Main Menu at the top of the Home page. The last Menu item is called Vincent Banial Photography Portfolio. Click on that to get you there.

Ok, to make it easier, just click on the large thumbnail photo below to take you to The Sheepdogs photo gallery. Once in the Gallery just click on the square Thumbnail photos to view the enlarged photos.

Photo of “The Sheepdogs” in concert at the Festival of Friends 2011

Posted by: Vincent Banial
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“Festival of Friends” Schedule of Bands which will perform on August 07, 08 & 09th 2015

The Festival of Friends is without a doubt the best Music Festival that I have ever covered. It is held every year, now at the Ancaster Fairgrounds.

The Festival of Friends is not just about Music. It is more like an amazing shorter and smaller version of the CNE. There is a Midway. There are all sorts of really good food vendors. There are halls where things like Automobiles are on display. Of course there is a Beer Garden.

The Main Stage is at the lower end of a small hill. Great line of sight from front to back and from the sides.

Lots of on-site parking, except when one the Bands lands on the cover of Rolling Stone and there is another huge band set to play the same night. I’m thinking about a few years back, when The Sheepdogs were scheduled to play on a Friday night at the Festival of Friends. They had just hit the big time making the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine.

The festival had more visitors in that one night, than they usually got during all three days. Cars were parked all the way up to Hwy 403. The huge festival parking lots were jammed full.

I was incredibly lucky to have gotten there in the day time, before the madness started. People were flowing in the festival grounds until the bands started started playing. The Security people which take care of the Photogs were all stunned at the massively huge turnout. I heard numbers over 50K, up to around 75K people.

In a perfectly Canadian way, the evening went down without any incident that I was aware of. The fans Rock N Rolled and enjoyed the shows.

The Festival of Friends posted their show schedules earlier this week. Please mark your calendars. This is a Music Festival that is really worth going to. Superbly organized. Safe and Family Friendly. Always an amazing list of bands which will hit the stage at the FOF.

So without further typos from Moi, the following is the latest Festival of Friends Schedule:

Posted by: Vincent Banial for Uniquely Toronto
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