Bike rally announces start of line-up
Great Canadian Bike Rally organizers are promising exciting days and rockin’ nights as they begin to announce a line-up of entertainers for the four-day event set for July 14-17.
“We are going to make sure we bring in a little something for everyone,” said Mike Fairfield, Bike Rally president. “The ticket sales are showing that we are attracting people from all over Canada and the US and we want to make sure they leave Merritt with a really good time under their belt.”
On Monday organizers announced that the Canadian band Trooper is booked as the Friday night headliner along with bands such sa The Young’uns, Cousin Harley, Gary Comeau and the Voodoo All-stars among others.
On Feb. 22 Merritt City Council approved a request from Fairfield to become “Gold Level” sponsors of the Great Canadian Bike Rally at a cost of $10,000. This amount was requested to help secure the headliner acts for the rally that Fairfield said is being planned as a community-driven event.
The daytime events seem to be coming along as well, said Fairfield. Early bird tickets are all sold out and tickets are now being sold at the regular price.