Broadcaster Magazine

CBC Confirms Coverage of Saturday’s Tragically Hip Concert

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    The countdown is on as audiences in Canada and around the world prepare to come together to celebrate The Tragically Hip with CBC on Saturday, August 20, when the legendary Canadian rockers return to their hometown for the Kingston, Ontario stop of their Man Machine Poem tour. The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration will broadcast nationally and stream globally live and commercial free across CBC, CBC Radio One, CBC Radio One on SiriusXM Channel 169, CBC Radio 2,, .  Canadians won’t want to miss this unprecedented opportunity to witness the Kingston concert live in its entirety, as there will be no on demand or online streaming playback of the full event following the broadcast.

    CBC and The Tragically Hip are committed to bringing as many Canadians together as possible to celebrate this event, including approving 190 community viewing parties across the country. For guidelines and a listing of all confirmed screenings to date, click here.

    In the lead up to The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration, CBC is also offering additional content across all platforms. Fans in Canada and around the world can tune into the pre-show on CBC Radio One and CBC Radio 2 on August 20, hosted by Rich Terfry, who will play some of the band’s greatest hits as selected by Canadians via a CBC Music poll. Terfry will also continue to host Hip Check (M-F) on CBC Radio 2, which tells a short history of each of The Tragically Hip’s albums and features behind-the-scenes stories and reflections from celebrated Canadians. CBC Radio One’s q will do a special show on Friday, August 19, featuring well-known Canadian acts performing Hip covers, and CBC Music will continue to feature daily content including the ongoing series The road to Kingston, The history of every Hip album and Hip Road Trip.

    Beginning Thursday, August 18, the ICI Musique YouTube channel will feature a selection of The Tragically Hip’s greatest hits. Fans will be able to listen to the sounds of Nautical Disaster, Grace, Too and many more of their favourite Hip tunes.

    Fans who were shut out from attending the live event have been planning viewing parties across the country, while some local communities are holding public screenings and afternoon entertainment in the lead-up to the concert.


    The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration is produced by Insight Productions in association with CBC and Man Machine Poem Touring Inc.