Manitoulin to host second annual Glow 100 FREC.Me Festival

100.7 The Island Radio host Barnesy and radio station co-owner KT Timmermans, right, hang out with a guest during the station’s new location (in downtown Little Current) open house held recently. photo by Alicia McCutcheon

Shawn Desman and Francesco Yates headline

LITTLE CURRENT—Glow 100 will be hosting the second annual FREC.Me Festival this upcoming Friday, July 10 and Saturday, July 11 with huge headliners and two nights of today’s hottest music.

“We are really excited for this year’s festival,” said Kelly Timmermans who co-organizes the festival with her husband Craig. “We have an amazing line up both nights, with a pop lineup Friday and EDM (Electronic Dance Music) Saturday evening.”

Doors open Friday night at the Flat Rock Entertainment Centre on Harbour View Road in Little Current at 6 pm, with the show going from 7 pm to 1 am.

Friday’s lineup includes the Jimmy Tri-Tone Band, Mimi O’Bonsawin, Francesco Yates and Shawn Desman .

The Jimmy Tri-Tone Band is the folk-rock duo of James Walters and Randelle Ashley from White Lake, Ontario. Their EP ‘Wanted’ is now available on iTunes.

A French Canadian and aboriginal artist, Mimi O’Bonsawin hails from Sudbury. Her first single ‘Brave’ was recently released with her debut album ‘Mimi.’

Francesco Yates has been gaining a lot of hype on the airwaves with his popular song ‘Better to be Loved.’ The 19-year-old Toronto singer-songwriter has big name fans such as Pharrel Williams and Justin Timberlake and was signed to Atlantic Records at age 16.

Canadian superstar Shawn Desman is a Canadian pop/R&B singer, songwriter, dancer and television personality. He is a Juno Award winning artist and won the ‘Video of the Year’ award from the Much Music Video Awards for his music video ‘Electric/Night Like This’ in 2011.

Saturday night the doors will open at 5 pm with the show starting at 6 pm and going once again until 1 am.

DJ South Wind will get the party started followed by Chris Langella, Corey James, Highly Venomous, Maxum and Glenn Morrison.

DJ South Wind (Jayden Southwind) is a 20-year-old DJ/producer from Espanola.

Chris Langella is a Sudbury DJ who frequently guest spins at Northern Ontario’s hottest clubs.

Corey James, AKA Corey Jay, is sure to get the music flowing and the glow sticks going.

Highly Venomous is duo Ricardo Bairos and Jeff Buchanan. The Toronto pair are big in the Canadian DJ scene and frequent top clubs and festivals.

At only 17, Toronto’s DJ Maxum has already caught the attention of big name DJs and was recently named to iTunes New and Noteworthy list.

Glenn Morrison is a producer, DJ and mastering engineer. His best known tracks are ‘Contact,’ ‘No Sudden Moves’ and ‘Tokyo Cries.’ His productions and mixes have been released through top recording companies Sony Music Entertainment and EMI.

Both nights will feature a phenomenal light show in addition to professional dancers Saturday night.

Throughout the weekend there will be a tie-dye station and other activities as well as food vendors.

Weekend passes are available for $55. The event is 16 (years-old) plus, with weekend camping available (19 plus) for $10.

Tickets are available online at, at the Glow 100 radio station (19 Water Street, Little Current, in the former IDA drug store), Boarderline in Little Current or at the gate.

Visit Frec.Me Festival on Facebook for more information.