The Access Credit Union main stage will be packed with Canadian talent at the 2024 Morden Corn & Apple Festival. 

Event chairperson, Nathan Knight, says once again, the committee has secured a dual headliner for Saturday evening keeping with the 90s rock vibe of the last few years. 

Up first will be 54•40, a Canadian rock band that has been entertaining audiences for over two decades with hits such as Ocean Pearl, Casual Viewing & Baby Ran. 

"If you Google them and look them up on Spotify, you know more songs than you think you know," said Knight.

They'll be followed by The Watchmen. The band released its first album, McLaren Furnace Room in 1992 and, with 30+ years under their belt, continues to sell out venues across Canada with energetic shows.

Opening the show that evening will be Southern Manitoba's, Sun Sets West, with a set that includes well known rock/punk rock songs from the 90’s -2000’s. 

Friday evening's main stage entertainment will see the return of the always-popular classic rock night, showcasing 3 bands throughout the evening. Ghost In The Virtual Machine will be covering all of the hits by The Police. That 80’s Band will take on hits from that decade. Album Sides will bring two sets to the show; Supertramp’s Crimes of the Century in its entirety and a selection of greatest hits, followed up by Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety and a selection of their greatest hits.

Knight feels it is the line ups each evening that set Morden's festival apart from the others. 

"I mean, each one is fantastic. There's benefits to everyone. Morden's does have the charm of being a downtown festival," he explained "Festivals have midways. Festivals have food vendors. There are some specific things every festival has but the music is always different, so you can pick and choose."

The Morden Corn & Festival is Manitoba’s largest street festival, welcoming approximately 80,000 annual visitors to the city's downtown during the last full weekend of August. The 2024 festival runs Aug 23rd to the 25th.

With files from Robyn Wiebe