Hamilton: it’s been two long years. And we’re back.
Our 2018 show at Tim Hortons Field - the inaugural Rally - exceeded our expectations in every way, so we knew we had to do it again.
From hand picking the lineup to collabing with so many different local artists, small biz owners, charitable initiatives and local institutions like the HSR, the Hamilton bike share program, Hamilton Flea, and the Ticats - it was a joy to show off some of the best that Hamilton has to offer.
And we’re counting on all of you to beat the first one! To get you in the mood we have a brand new banger called "Years In The Making".
To our neighbours: if you’re walking, cycling or taking the bus - thank you for helping us host this thing and bringing all the good vibes.
To everyone making the trip to Hamilton: welcome to town! Whether you’re road tripping, or taking the Go Bus or flying in from overseas - we've got a good feeling this will be our best one yet.
We’ve been lucky enough to make records, tour around the world and build this thing brick-by-brick with you, and The Rally Weekend is our pride and joy.
Tix on sale Thursday March 5th. Pre-sale starts Tuesday March 3rd.
You can sign up for it NOW to get a first crack at tickets.
There are some artists where you go “damn, I wish I thought of that.” Jack Antonoff from Bleachers has been doing that for a decade. From Steel Train to Fun. to Bleachers (not to mention his production work with Taylor, Lorde, St. Vincent) he’s been revealing himself as the sharpest musical mind in the biz. He also loves Springsteen, and his live show is bonkers. Can’t wait to host them in Hamilton.
We met Kristine a few years ago, and she remains a North Star for how to build a career. She’s the smartest person in the room, but also the most generous and fun. She’s toured the world, performed and written with the best in the biz, and worked on her craft every damn day. And she’s got BANGERZ to boot. Also, great taste in podcasts.
Haviah has it all. And if you don’t know her name yet, you’ll thank us after you get to know her (you’re welcome). Incredible story teller, devastating MC, electric performer, and will win over anyone she meets. She’s got charm for dayz. Also an A+ human. Consider this discovery a guarantee.
Arkells are proud to partner with PLUS1.ORG to support the causes that are meaningful to them and their community. For the return of THE RALLY Arkells are supporting the work of Indwell and their efforts to strengthen long term, permanent, and affordable housing in Hamilton and provide their tenants with the health and social service supports they need to thrive.