Published Oct 13, 2009The Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games have received their fair share of criticism, but we bet any music-loving protesters never took into account all the concerts that will be gracing the city come February. The Cultural Olympiad will feature over 100 shows in a variety of venues, and will showcase some of Canada's finest talent, as well as a few prominent international artists.
As previously reported, on February 13, the evening after the opening ceremony, much-loved Chicagonians Wilco will play a free show at David Lam Park in downtown Vancouver. And now we know that on February 18, a cast of all-star musicians will pay tribute to Neil Young at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
Like most things Olympics, tickets to the Neil Young event are steep, starting at $59 and running as high as $74.50, but it may be worth it, considering that the line-up includes Broken Social Scene, Joan as Policewoman, Iron and Wine, Ron Sexsmith, Sun Kil Moon and more.
Also, a whole pile of other notables have been recently announced to take part in the Cultural Olympiad, including K'naan, Steve Earle, Joel Plaskett, Blue Rodeo and Stars.
There are a lot of events to sift through but a list of everything lined up so far for the Cultural Olympiad can be found here.