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Swedish Band Southern Skyline Performing at Countryfest

June 8, 2010 6:20 AM | Entertainment

By Tyler Sutherland

Swedish country band Southern Skyline has been added to the bill at Dauphin’s Countryfest from July 2-4.

The Swedish quintet will kick off its first ever western Canadian concert tour at the Manitoba festival, before heading south to play in Winnipeg at the Pyramid Cabaret on July 6.

From there, the band will travel to Saskatoon, Regina and Calgary. “Driving long distances does not deter us,” said the band’s drummer, Johan Salomonsson, in a release. “Sweden is a very, very long country; and we’ve played gigs from top to bottom, plus all across Europe.”

Southern Skyline’s western Canadian tour comes after a number of high profile festivals in Europe, music placements on national television and contributing a song to Bear Family Records’ 35 year anniversary compilation. Bear Family is one of Europe’s most influential country and western record labels.

Weekend passes to the festival sold out months ago, but daily tickets are still available. More information can be found at Countryfest.ca.

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