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Canadian indie rock and reggae royalty Bedouin Soundclash to headline Waterford Pumpkinfest, October 14

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September 20, 2023 – For Immediate Release

With extreme pleasure, Waterford Lions Pumpkinfest and Old Town Hall have announced that Bedouin Soundclash will perform on the popular festival’s main stage on Saturday, October 14. The musical evening also includes performing artists Logan Staats and Alysha Brilla.

The stage and concert grounds are located at 32 Church St. E. Waterford. Gates and VIP bar open at 4:30, with Black Creek Music providing intermittent DJ entertainment.

The concert schedule is as follows:

  • 5:30 PM Logan Staats
  • 7:00 PM Alysha Brilla
  • 8:30 PM Bedouin Soundclash

Tickets will be available for purchase Friday, September 22 at 10 AM, at Standing room tickets are $30, and seated tickets are $50. Seating may be selected and reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.

Ticket purchase constitutes a full lineup pass, which includes concert grounds admission between 4:30 PM and 10 PM with in-and-out privileges, and access to the VIP stageside bar.

First come, first served VIP parking will be available to concert ticket holders beginning at 11 AM. Access to concert parking will be through the Waterford District High School Brown St. entrance.

Bedouin Soundclash became a household name after the genre-defying band climbed to the pinnacle of the Canadian music industry, finding themselves widely celebrated at home and abroad with Top 10 radio hits, and on international tours with No Doubt, Ben Harper, The Interrupters, and Thievery Corporation. The band’s acclaimed sophomore release, Sounding a Mosaic, featured the hit single “When the Night Feels My Song” produced by legendary punk-hardcore king Darryl Jenifer of Bad Brains. This earned Bedouin Soundclash their first JUNO Award for Canada’s Best New Group. Their follow-up album, Street Gospels, also produced by Jenifer, earned a Pop Album of the Year JUNO nomination as well as three Much Music Video Award Nominations for “Until We Burn in the Sun.”

Supporting act Alysha Brilla is one of the first self-produced female artists in history to receive a JUNO nomination for her debut album. An accomplished composer, music producer, and singer-songwriter, Brilla draws from her roots as the child of an Indo-Tanzanian musician and a European settler. Her original, soulful melodies weave a colourful tapestry, uplifting audiences, and infusing them with a sense of renewal, connectedness and hope. Most recently, Brilla composed the score of Fawzia Mirza’s 2023 Feature Film “The Queen Of My Dreams” which premiered at TIFF on September 8.

Supporting act Logan Staats is a singer-songwriter and musician from Six Nations who skyrocketed to fame after being chosen from 10,000 hopeful contestants vying for a spot on season one of The Launch. Before an audience of 1.4 million viewers, Staats won, leading him to Nashville and Los Angeles, resulting in the recording of his single “The Lucky Ones” which went on to win the Indigenous Music Award for Best Radio Single and occupy #1 on the charts in Canada.

“Pumpkinfest is thrilled to be collaborating with the Waterford Old Town Hall to present this fantastic lineup of great Canadian music during our festivities. We hope it’s just the beginning of putting popular headliners on the festival stage to draw more tourists to our beautiful town,” said Matt Suckel, Pumpkinfest Chair.

“Bedouin Soundclash are coming as a four-piece band, and I’m looking forward to dancing the night away to their unique rhythms and joyful vibes. They are happy to be sharing the stage again with their great friend Alysha Brilla, and the incredibly talented Logan Staats. We have a fantastic lineup here!” added Claire Senko, Artistic Producer, Waterford Old Town Hall. 

The unprecedented Pumpkinfest concert lineup is supported by Amplify Norfolk, Norfolk County’s latest music tourism initiative designed to drive overnight stays, extend the shoulder season, and build the County’s brand as a live entertainment destination.

This project is supported in part by the Ontario Arts Council.

For more information about Pumpkinfest, visit or contact Matt Suckel at

To learn more about Amplify Norfolk, visit

For concert-related inquiries, contact Claire Senko at