Arkells kick-off grandstand

Hailed by The Globe and Mail as “the right kind of band for this decade,” Arkells are widely considered one of the most passionate, exuberant, and in-demand live bands working today. As radio mainstays and curious students of culture, Arkells have remained ever-present, building awareness and personal community experiences around their live shows and new music at every turn.

The most emblematic example of their persistence is “The Rally,” Arkells’ beloved hometown concert event that was hailed as one of the biggest headline shows in the country, with record-breaking attendance. The band tours relentlessly and has sold out Scotiabank Arena and Budweiser Stage multiple times. Arkells continue to unleash new music and international tour dates in support of their Blink Once & Blink Twice acclaimed companion albums featuring collaborations with everyone from Tegan and Sara to Aly & AJ, from K.Flay and Cold War Kids to Wesley Schultz of The Lumineers. Arkells are the 2023 recipients of the JUNO Award for “Group of the Year” – making them the most decorated act in the category, having won the honour more than any other group.