Jim Cuddy Leads Lineup for 45th Home County

Home County festival Friday night perfomers The Jim Cuddy Band

The Jim Cuddy Band will make their Home County debut as the headline act on the opening night of the 45th edition of London’s Longest Running Summer Festival. Folk/rock duo Harrow Fair and PEI vocal powerhouse Irish Mythen will be making sophomore appearances at the festival as MainStage headliners for Saturday and Sunday evening, respectively.


Jim Cuddy is best known as one of the founding members and creative forces of one of Canada’s favourite bands, Blue Rodeo. Cuddy’s music career spans more than three decades and during that time he has been recognized with multiple JUNO Awards; inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame; named to the Order of Canada; and received a Star on Canada’s Walk of Fame. His fourth solo album, Constellation, was released earlier this year.


“We are very excited to have an iconic musician like Jim Cuddy performing in Victoria Park for this milestone edition of Home County,” said the festival’s Artistic Director, Darin J. Addison. “There are a number of other performers making their debut at the festival this year, and a few that have been here before.”


Other featured acts at Home County 2018 include Tom Wilson, Valdy, Donovan Woods, Rose Cousins, Kris + Dee, Alysha Brilla, Sultans of String, and Russell deCarle.


Home County is proud to present a number of local acts throughout the festival, including Broomsticks & Hammers, The Rizdales, New Cumberland, The Cedar Sisters and Ken Yates (now based in Toronto). Our Emerging Artist Stage returns for its second year and will feature more local musicians, such as Jessica Allosery, John Muirhead, Chad Price, Fraser Teeple, Willow Switch and Yess Woah.


The Home County 2018 MainStage schedule can be found by clicking here. Schedules for afternoon stages will be announced at a later date. 


The Home County Music & Art Festival began in 1974 as the Home County Folk Festival. Home County features more than 40 musical acts on 7 stages, over 120 juried Canadian craft artisans, over 30 food vendors serving a variety of international cuisines, craft demonstrations, a community/open stage, and an interactive family area. The 45th edition of the festival takes place July 20-22, 2018 in London’s Victoria Park. Home County continues to be accessible to all, as entrance to the festival is Admission-By-Donation.


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Media enquiries about the festival itself should be directed to Home County Chair, Paul Mills at paul@homecounty.ca.
All media enquiries about the music or musicians should be directed to Artistic Director Darin Addison at darin@homecounty.ca.