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Orillia Beatles Celebration 2012

The Largest Beatles Festival in Canada for Beatle Fans Near and Far

The 6th annual Beatlemania will take place September 14 & 15, 2012 in downtown Orillia. Take a stroll down The Sunshine city’s historical district to set the tone for live performances by the Fab Four, the way they were. For Beatles fans, near and far, come pay tribute to one of the most influential rock and roll bands in the history of music.

  • Share musical knowledge and ideas
  • Hey young musicians on a musical journey, please join the celebration
  • Musical artists can perform unique styles of tributes

The Fab Four will perform for 2 days in the downtown core of Orillia. Downtown Orillia will be completely closed for the 6th annual 2 day Beatlemania event. All vendors, food wagons and tribute bands will carry a strong British theme. Orillia’s own historical Opera House will host several live performances from the Fab Four over this exciting 2 day Rock and Roll event.

Other Beatle Attractions Include:

  • Film screenings
  • Beatles trivia
  • live performances and music
  • Arts and craft area for kids
  • Raffle and door prizes
  • Student bands
  • Beatles market place and paraphernalia
  • Guest & celebrity speakers
  • Local artists and vendors
  • Karaoke
  • Beatles memorabilia
  • Non-stop Beatles music

There will be something for all ages and groups to enjoy.

Orillia Beatlemania History

The original Beatles (Fab Four) included John Lennon (rhythm guitar, vocals), Paul McCartney (bass guitar, vocals), George Harrison (lead guitar, vocals) and Ringo Starr (drums, vocals). They left us with a timeless collection of memories, hope, love, peace, social and cultural influence in their music. The Orillia Beatles Celebration weekend brings back all of the majestic feelings The Beatles gave us.

Sept 20, 2009- Nancy Lee Andrews Tells Her Story

After writing her book “A Dose of Rock and Roll” Nancy wanted to tell her story as Ringo Star’s girl friend

Sept 21, 2009- May Pang Tells Her Story

Three years ago May Pang appeared at the Orillia Opera House to tell her account of Lennon’s and Yoko Ono’s relationship. Pang was their production co-ordinator and personal assistant until 1980.

2010 Celebration “The Magical Mystery Tour”

2011 The Beagles – I Saw Her Standing There

2011 Beatles Legacy Celebrated

The experience of Jorge “Paul” Pacheco, lead singer of tribute band The Beatlers, who rocked the main stage at the 2011 Orillia Beatles Celebration.

Beatles TriviaBeatles 2012

  1. How did the Beatles come to North America?
    Promoter Sid Bernstein originally brought them to North America.
  2. Where did George Harrison and Pattie Boyd meet?
    They met during the filming of A Hard Day’s Night in 1964. Pattie spoke one word in the film; “Prisoners?”
  3. When did George Harrison and Pattie Boyd split up?
    Harrison and Boyd split up in 1974.
  4. Who did Pattie Boyd marry after George Harrison?
    Clapton and Boyd married in 1979. The marriage lasted 10 years.
  5. Where and what was John Lennon’s last live performance (Full-length)?
    August 30, 1972, at Madison Square Garden in New York City (2 performances).

Accommodate Beatlemania with Orillia’s Only Luxury Boutique Hotel

Stone Gate Inn will be offering hotel packages for this event when event details are finalized. It will be a blockbuster concert rock and roll fans don’t want to miss.

“This makes us, again, the biggest Beatles festival in Canada, by far,” said artistic director David Goyette. “This positions us as an annual festival in Orillia.” Source

To make reservations at Stone Gate Inn, contact guest services toll free 1-877-ORILLIA (1-877-674-5542). This event is one of the fastest selling Beatle events in Canada. Make sure you are at the best Beatles event in Canada staying in the best hotel in Orillia.

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