April Wine to play the Hard Oil Music Festival


Canadian favourite April Wine will hit the Hard Oil Music Festival stage Friday night.

The Halifax band is the latest act revealed for the Aug 15 to 18 musical celebration in Petrolia.

April Wine formed in 1969. It’s second album, On Record (1972), reached the top 40 in Canada and yielded two hit singles: a cover of Elton John’s “Bad Side of the Moon”, a top 20 hit in Canada; and a cover of Hot Chocolate’s “You Could Have Been a Lady”, a number 2 song in Canada.

Their greatest response internationally throughout the 1970s and early ’80s came with songs such as, “You Could Have Been a Lady,” “Tonite Is a Wonderful Time to Fall in Love,” “Roller,” “I Like to Rock,” “Sign of the Gypsy Queen,” and “Just Between You and Me.” They have released 16 studio albums.

April Wine is opening for Tom Cochrane Friday night.

Resident tickets are still available at www.petrolia150.com