A pair of August festivals unveiled their music lineups this week.
Crankworx, Whistler’s annual freeride mountain bike festival, announced that rocker Rich Hope will kick off the shows Aug. 9, followed by Juno-nominated singer-songwriter Matt Mays. On Aug. 10, reggae-folk musician Daniel Wesley will hit the stage ahead of Vancouver indie-rock band Mother Mother.
“We are very excited to join Crankworx this year in celebrating its first decennial,” says Ryan Guldemond, the band’s frontman, in a release. “It is a tremendous honour to be part of the festivities for such a milestone.” Wrapping up the musical offerings on Sunday is a pair of electronic acts, including dance-punk group Nightbox, and electro-pop duo HUMANS.
Meanwhile, one-day Pemberton music festival Two Acre Shaker revealed it will host 12 DJ acts for the Aug. 17 event. The list includes California’s Lyrics Born, JFB from the UK, D.C.’s Fort Knox Five, Kelowna’s JPod the Beat Chef and Victoria’s Kytami. Locals on the list include Whistler’s own Vinyl Ritchie, Tonye Agandaba and the Foundation from Vancouver, Whistler duo Skiitour, DJ Dubconscious from Vancouver, along with Whistler’s DJ Surgeon and Roberto Elbaanco.
Pre-sale tickets for the event have already sold out, but there are still cash-only tickets that range from $50 to $60 available at the Pemberton Bike Co., Evolution, Stuntwood and Sitka Vancouver.
Squamish Valley Music Fest to expand
The Squamish Valley Music Festival has recieved approval from Squamish council to move the August event to a new site with a 35,000 person capacity next year.
The festival, slated to run from Aug. 8 - 10 at a 19,000-person capacity in Hendrickson Fields and Logger Sports Ground this year, will take place in Centennial Fields for 2014 to “pave the way for continued growth,” organizers said in a release Wednesday morning.
“With an unprecedented demand for this year’s festival, it is clear that fans are clamoring for more, and the District of Squamish has just facilitated our ability to deliver that,” said Paul Haagenson, president of Live Nation Canada, the company that runs the event along with brand.Live.
Single day tickets and weekend passes are still available for this year’s festival, featuring Vampire Weekend, Queens of the Stonge Age and Band of Horses.