May 07, 2008 13:36 ET

Knock On Wood Communications and Events:Thornley, 54.40, and Loudlove to Headline at HOPE

OTTAWA, CANADA--(Marketwire - May 7, 2008) - HOPE Volleyball SummerFest announced today that Canadian acts Thornley, 54.40, and Loudlove to headline July 12th at Mooney's Bay Beach in the Rogers Amphitheatre.

For the second year, the HOPE planning committee is taking advantage of the existing hillside available in SummerFest's traditional home at Mooney's Bay providing a natural amphitheatre accompanied by a superior stage and soundscape.

When it's your name on the marquee, you want everything about it to be right. For Toronto's Ian Thornley, now it is. Since branching off from his first band Big Wreck, and starting Thornley, it's taken a couple of years for the singer-songwriter to solidify the perfect line up.

Now, after touring and writing together, Ian, guitarist Tavis Stanley, bassist Cale Gontier and drummer Eric Paul are in the studio working on the follow-up to 2004's gold-selling debut, Come Again.

In 2005, 54.40

returned to the Canadian pop music landscape with a new member, a new label and a brand new album - Yes to Everything. Collectively these developments represent a reminder that this enduring quartet remains one of Canada's preeminent ambassadors of modern rock.

In a world where many bands go to great lengths to describe their "sound", Loudlove chooses to simply "invite you to listen to our music and make up your own mind as to what we are. We have been described as powerful, honest and genuine. Loudlove is a band with rock, reggae, blues and many other influences but all of that should be ignored.

The 26th Annual HOPE Volleyball SummerFest's Concert Line-up

We would rather see the smiles and the sweat pouring off you as you dance to our music and enjoy the atmosphere at a Loudlove show".

The headliners play to a crowd already warmed up by three top notch local acts each fresh from winning the LiVE 88.5 Big Money Shot competition: The Prefect, A Plot Against Me, and Sojourn.

Concert tickets go on sale Friday, May 9th at 10 a.m. through Capital Tickets or 613.599.3267. Concert tickets are $15 in advance, but as always, are included with event registration.

How to Register

Participants can register their teams for HOPE Volleyball SummerFest tournament online at or phone the OnPath HOPE Hotline at 613-742-HOPE or toll free at 1-866-353-HOPE.

About HOPE (

HOPE was established in Ottawa in 1981 as a volunteer-driven, not-for-profit organization that produces events in support of community-based charities. The flagship HOPE Volleyball SummerFest takes place annually at Mooney's Bay Beach in Ottawa. By combining recreational volleyball with live music and extreme fun-in-the-sun, HOPE has donated over $3.2 million to over 100 charities to date.

The 26th edition of HOPE Volleyball SummerFest is scheduled for Saturday, July 12, 2008 at Mooney's Bay Beach in Ottawa and benefits these six local charities: Canadian Diabetes Association-Ottawa & District Branch, Kidney Foundation of Canada-Eastern Ontario Branch, Ottawa-Carleton Association for Persons with Developmental Disabilities, Ottawa Deaf Centre, Ottawa Food Bank, and the Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health.

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