WESTERN CANADA’S PREMIER OUTDOOR MUSIC FESTIVAL LAUNCHES BIGGEST LINEUP IN ITS HISTORY
The Squamish Valley Music Festival
Vancouver, BC – The most anticipated music event of the summer is back for its fifth year with an unprecedented lineup featuring three of the world’s top musical artists: Eminem, Bruno Mars and Arcade Fire. Virgin Mobile Presents The Squamish Valley Music Festival, produced by Live Nation Canada in partnership with festival creators brand.LIVE Management Group, takes place at the Logger Sports Grounds and Centennial Fields in Squamish, British Columbia, August 8, 9 & 10, 2014.
To date, Squamish is Eminem’s only Festival announcement in 2014, and will be his first western Canadian show in more than a decade.” Headliner Bruno Mars picked up the Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album this past weekend and will perform at the 2014 Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show, while Arcade Fire has gone from Canada’s little secret to global superstardom.
“It’s a huge coup to be able to offer this caliber of talent to music fans in our region,” says Haagenson. “Not only that, we’ve created an event that is welcoming top international talent while at the same time generating significant economic revenue for the District of Squamish and province of BC. We anticipate music fans will come from around the region, across Canada and the Pacific Northwest to enjoy our unparalleled Festival experience.”
Squamish Valley Music Festival has expanded onto the Centennial Fields, allowing the event to increase its footprint from 32 acres to 81 acres, safely accommodating more than 35,000 guests per day, up from 19,000 per day in 2013.
Executive Producer of the Squamish Valley Music Festival and Vice-President of brand.LIVE, Paul Runnals says, “Our campgrounds and Festival site have been expanded and we’ve worked very hard to ensure that this year’s experience will be efficient, safe and enjoyable for all involved. We’ve engaged the best in the business to ensure that Festival-goers will be able to enter and exit the event smoothly and any impact to Squamish residents will be minimized as much as possible.”
“Today’s music landscape consists of fans who take in all genres and are as passionate as ever about discovering new artists,” says Erik Hoffman, Live Nation Canada Vice-President of Talent. “This year’s programming will speak directly to these fans. The line-up represents exactly what is happening in music at this moment and will feature an amazing mix of artists from around the globe alongside the best emerging talent from our own backyard. We couldn’t be prouder of who’s coming to our party.”
ARTISTS SCHEDULED TO PERFORM INCLUDE:
Eminem, Bruno Mars, Arcade Fire, Arctic Monkeys, Broken Bells, Foster the People, The Roots, Lykke Li, Thievery Corporation, The Head and the Heart, Sam Roberts Band, Atmosphere, Serena Ryder, Tokyo Police Club, Boys Noize, Danny Brown, Gramatik, Walk Off the Earth, Lord Huron, Mayer Hawthorne, Kevin Drew, Hollerado, Mounties, Whitehorse, The Zolas, Felix Cartal, Cyril Hahn, Herobust, We Are The City, Head of the Herd, Topless, Good For Grapes, Aidan Knight, Rykka, City Real, The Courtneys, Louise Burns, Zerbin, Slam Dunk, The Oceanographers.
For more information on the Festival lineup, RFID system, tickets and more please visit: www.SquamishFestival.com. Find us on Twitter @squamishfest #vmsquamish & Facebook.