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Country Thunder Music Festival Experiences Warm Weather This Year

Country Thunder Music Festival Experiences Warm Weather This Year
Country Thunder Music Festival Experiences Warm Weather This Year

This week Country Thunder features some great artists.

The City of Regina has officially declared the week of July 10-16, 2024, as Country Thunder Saskatchewan Week.

Mayor Sandra Masters presented the official proclamation to Country Thunder Chairman Troy Vollhoffer at Regina City Hall on Monday.

The festival kicks off on Thursday with Luke Combs, Dallas Smith and Nickleback as headliners.

The festival has been held at the Craven Valley site since 1983. Vollhoffer said the music festival expects between 23,000 and 30,000 fans and 6,000 campers each year.

Country Thunder is expected to welcome its millionth visitor sometime during this year’s festival.

Environment Canada predicts a week of pleasant temperatures of over 30 degrees Celsius.

Vollhoffer said the festival will offer the best first aid available, with a triage center stocked with paramedics and ambulances.

“We’ve had that hot weather before, and it’s never really been a problem,” he said.

Vollhoffer said there will be four water trucks driving through the campgrounds.

“I would just suggest enjoying it and getting a nice tan,” he said.

Mayor Sandra Masters said the festival is a major economic driver for Regina, generating $3 million annually.

Masters recognized that Country Thunder provides a great opportunity for Saskatchewan artists to showcase their talent.

“That incubation of music, performances and recordings is so important for the people who are chasing their dreams,” she said.

Weyburn-born artist Tenille Arts will take the stage on Friday.

The festival starts on Thursday.