The Sam Roberts Band, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, Tanya Tagaq, BROS and Basia Bulat are among the musical artists announced Thursday for the ninth annual Supercrawl.

The free three-day festival takes place Sept. 8 to 10, on James Street North in downtown Hamilton. Supercrawl director Tim Potocic unveiled a major portion of the musical acts set to perform at the festival during a pop-up event Thursday evening in Toronto called the Hamilton Consulate.

Potocic said Montreal rocker Sam Roberts will be the headline act on the main stage Saturday, Sept. 9, backed by BROS, the pop-rock side project of Saskatchewan rockers The Sheepdogs. John K. Samson of popular Winnipeg indie-rock band The Weakerthans will close the Exclaim stage at James and Murray on Saturday!