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Gussapolooza Music Festival returns to Cookstown in September

Festival will feature musical performances from emerging artistic, art installations, workshops, comedy shows, and much more
The 2022 Gussapolooza Music Festival.

Gussapolooza Music Festival, the unparalleled celebration of independent music, art, and creativity, is thrilled to announce its highly anticipated lineup and ticket availability for this year's extraordinary event.

Set against the picturesque backdrop of Cookstown, Gussapolooza is dedicated to promoting emerging artists from diverse genres, cultivating a vibrant community of music lovers, and providing a platform for artists and creators to network and collaborate.

At the heart of Gussapolooza's mission is the commitment to empower and promote emerging artists from all walks of life and help discover the next big names in music. Each year hundreds of bands and artists submit from every corner of North America for a chance to shine on the prestigious Cookstown stages.

This year, we are proud to present another truly remarkable lineup featuring an array of exceptional talents. We are delighted to reveal that our headliners will be none other than the grand award winners from last year's event – Toronto’s own The Human Drive, Newmarket rockers Shoemaker Levee, and the mesmerizing songstress from Thornton, Francesca Pennetta.

Check out all the artists and listen to their music on the 'Meet the Bands' page located on the festival’s website.

But Gussapolooza is more than just a music festival. It's a thriving community that fosters connections and collaborations among artists and creators. Filmmakers, visual artists, and innovative minds of all backgrounds are encouraged to join us and expand their networks. In recognition of the creative spirit, special discounts are available for creators and art students who seek to explore new horizons, share their talents, and connect with like-minded individuals.

"We believe that Gussapolooza is a catalyst for discovery and collaboration," says Valerie Robson, one of the main organizers of the Gussapolooza Music Festival. "Our goal is to bring together a passionate community of music enthusiasts who relish the thrill of discovering new artists and bands. We want to provide a platform for emerging artists to showcase their music, foster meaningful connections with new fans and network with creators from various disciplines."   

In addition to the exceptional musical performances, Gussapolooza offers a plethora of experiences, including art installations, workshops, comedy shows, and much more. The festival invites interesting vendors who align with our mission to create a memorable experience for attendees.

Gussapolooza Music Festival will take place from Sept. 15 to 17 at the stunning Georgian Bay Steam Show Grounds in Cookstown. Join us on this incredible journey of art, music, and collaboration, and immerse yourself in the euphoria and magic that defines Gussapolooza. Gussapolooza Music Festival is proud to be sponsored by Painted Door Realty. 

Tickets for Gussapolooza Music Festival are available now, and early RV camping site booking is strongly encouraged due to the limited number of available power sites. 

For more information, ticket details, lineup announcements, and to be part of the Gussapolooza community, visit our official website at Follow us on social media @Gussapolooza for the latest updates and behind-the-scenes glimpses into the festival's vibrant world.