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  • Edenfest was 3-day concert that took place July 12–14, 1996 at Mosport Park, in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada. The concert sold over 70,000 tickets total for the 3 day event and was attended by another estimated 20,000 people who walked into the concert site after the outside security broke down. This festival that included music as well as multiple other types of performers was held by Eden Entertainment Group based in Buffalo, New York. The concert was one of the first major concerts to be streamed live over the internet. This event was the largest rock festival held in Canada to date. Artists that performed include The Tragically Hip, The Cure, Porno for Pyros, Bush, Live, the Goo Goo Dolls, Ani DiFranco and over 50 other performers. The event was considered a creative success however the promoter of the event, Mark Drost, was plagued with financial problems due to several forces beyond his control including the security breakdown. The event was scheduled to go on for 10 consecutive years at the Mosport site however the promoter was bankrupted by the event so it turned out to be a single event. Wikipedia

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