If you didn’t attend LIVE at Squamish last year, you missed out on a stellar festival. It’s picturesque landscape was matched perfectly with its unique billing. This year looks to be no different. Last night the team at LIVE, announced it’s line-up for 2012 over at the Commodore Ballroom. Without further ado here is the initial look of the lineup:
The Tragically Hip, City and Colour, The Sheepdogs, Chromeo, Mother Mother, The Airbone Toxic Event, Lights, Wintersleep, Beats Antique, Plants and Animals, Charles Bradley, Kathleen Edwards, Current Swell, The Rural Alberta Advantage, The Matinee, The Pack A.D., Rococode, The Washboard Union, Rich Hope, No SInner, Good For Grapes, Humans, Yes Nice, GOld & Youth, Facts, The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer, Wake! Owl, and Maurice.
As you can see it is a great Canadian lineup. I am most excited for The Tragically Hip, The Pack A.D. and for Wintersleep. These three groups put on amazing live shows. If you haven’t already you should run out and buy tickets to this festival. It is going to be a great time, and supporting local music is one of the best things you can do.
Per the press release:
Now entering its third year, the festival provides non-stop entertainment on multiple stages throughout the weekend. Confirmed artists include The Tragically Hip, City and Colour, The Sheepdogs, Chromeo, Beats Antique, Mother Mother, Charles Bradley, Lights, The Airborne Toxic Event, Kathleen Edwards and many more.
Other highlights include an artisan village, multiple food and beverage bistros, the return of the Sennheiser Silent Disco, and the meadow soundstage – all set beneath the breathtaking vistas of the Squamish valley.
“We are very excited to keep growing this festival, and are delighted to welcome Virgin Mobile back as our presenting sponsor,” says Jordan Melville, Managing Director at brand.LIVE. “This partnership has seen significant growth and unbeatable perks available for Virgin Mobile Members who join us for a weekend full of great music.”
As presenting sponsors, Virgin Mobile is giving its Members the chance to get their weekend passes first through a Members-only pre-sale at www.virginmobile.ca/vip, with an exclusive 10 per cent discount. To keep up with the details on all the benefits that Members can get at the festival, follow Virgin Mobile on Twitter and Facebook.
Additional partnerships include a strategic alignment with Molson Canadian’s Red Leaf Project (RedLeafProject.ca), a national initiative that invites Canadians to volunteer for sanctioned green projects online in return for access to festival tickets.
This year the festival is also pleased to announce that direct coach transportation will be available for between downtown Vancouver and the festival grounds. Check out www.liveatsquamish.com for details.
Ticket info: April 5th – Exclusive weekend pass pre-sale begins at 10:00 a.m. PST while quantities last April 13th – Public on sale at 10:00 a.m. PST Available through: www.liveatsquamish.com or www.ticketmaster.ca
Event details: Date: Friday August 24thth – Sunday August 26st, 2012 Venue: Hendrickson Fields & Logger Sports Ground, Squamish, B.C. Accommodations: This year the festival is selling on-site VIP camping as well as standard camping nearby, full details can be found on the website.