Published Jul 04, 2011This summer is shaping up to be an exciting one for Vancouver Island's music fans. We've already caught wind of the star-studded festivals Rifflandia and Kulth. Now, here's another killer-looking event: on August 26 to 27, the ghost town of Bamberton will play host to Rock of the Woods, which will be headlined by Chad VanGaalen and Plants and Animals.
Unlike many massive summer festivals, a press release promises that this one will be "intimate not just in setting, but in numbers." Tickets are limited, so be sure to jump at the opportunity to buy a $99 early bird pass before July 15.
Those who attend will see a bill that's heavy on BC-based talent. Performers include Sun Wizard, Himalayan Bear, Johnny and the Moon, and Portage and Main, among others. There are also a few out-of-towners like the Vancouver expats Mohawk Lodge and the big-name acts listed above.
This is also a festival with a social conscience: Most of the event will be run on green energy, and part of the proceeds will be donated to post-secondary music scholarships. This means that if you buy a ticket, you can feel good about where your money is going.
For ticket information, lineup details or to learn about on-site camping, go to the festival's official website.