Omemee, Ont. residents excited amid rumours Neil Young is returning home
Canadian musician Neil Young speaks during a news conference in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, November 23, 2015. Neil Young and Bruce Cockburn are among the latest inductees into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. Both musicians will join Montreal rock band Beau Dommage and French-Canadian composer Stephane Venne as the four artists honoured this year for their musical contributions. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Canadian Press
Published Tuesday, November 28, 2017 4:56PM EST
OMEMEE, Ont. -- Anticipation is growing in Omemee, Ont., amid rumours that hometown hero Neil Young is returning Friday to play a concert.
On Nov. 11, Young teased that he would be "going to my town" for the concert, sparking speculation that he might be heading to Omemee, where he lived for a few years as a child.
While organizers have not confirmed the location for the show, which will be streamed live on CTV.ca and on Facebook outside Canada, local media say that streets around the venue are closed through Saturday to accommodate the concert.
There have also been reports of large transport trucks marked as "sound and light staging" parked near Coronation Hall.
Several Twitter users in Omemee -- population 1,271, according to the 2016 census -- also posted photos of trucks and other activity outside the hall.
There is no information on tickets for the concert and a spokeswoman for Bell Media, which owns CTV, said on Tuesday that "there is no plan to announce the location at this time."
The show coincides with the release of Young's new album "The Visitor" and a new online archive of his work.