This morning we were happy to see the announcement of a new contemporary festival of music, food, and art, coming to Vancouver’s iconic Stanley Park.
The festival, dubbed Skookum, will be located on the unceded traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.
Soon it will be the site for a brand new three-day festival that will celebrate diversity and creativity and showcase some of the very best in music, food and art.
According to the official press release:
From the producers of the critically acclaimed Squamish Valley Music Festival, SKOOKUM is about the music that moves us, the food that delights us and the art that inspires us.
Launching September 7th – 9th 2018 at the Brockton field complex, the 17-acre site will have a first year capacity of 20,000 per day, and will feature multiple stages of today’s best contemporary music across broad genres, styles and cultures. The site animation program will include branded environmental design elements; live and multimedia art installations, along with roaming talent and surprise pop-up performances. Meanwhile, a sophisticated food and beverage program will provide unparalleled culinary experiences and tasting areas showcasing the best BC wines, craft beers and craft distilleries. The weekend will also include a series of late night events in the downtown core branded as “SKOOKUM After Dark”.
“This festival is the result of a conversation that began five years ago to create a more accessible and inclusive festival for Vancouver and British Columbia” says Paul Runnals, Festival Director. “We want to evolve the festival experience and establish a new standard for creative expression across the three pillars of Music, Food and Art – all set in one of the most spectacular locations in the world. SKOOKUM is the embodiment of this vision and we could not be more excited to share this announcement.”
The full festival line-up will be announced in Spring 2018.
For more information, visit: www.skookumfestival.com
Supported by Creative BC and the Province
So, now we wait with bated breath for more information about this new festival
After the loss of Pemberton Music Festival, Squamish Valley Music Festival, and a few others, the West Coast of Canada has been in need of a new music festival contender.