Published Jun 04, 2008The summer hasnt even started yet, but the New Pornographers are already preparing to send it off with a bang. As we reported back in April, this coming Labour Day weekend, Canadas power-pop darlings will present the first-ever Stanley Park Singing Exhibition, a two-night festival that will turn Vancouvers natural jewel into a forest of song.
So far, Carl Newman and co. have gathered up friends such as Neko Case, Destroyer, Deerhoof, the Evaporators Andrew Bird and Stevie Jackson of Belle & Sebastian to play Stanley Parks tree-wrapped amphitheatre, the Malkin Bowl, from August 31 to September 1. More artists are to be announced shortly, but tickets for the event go on sale this Friday, June 6, at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster.
To keep on eye out for more band confirmations and promised special guests, visit www.myspace.com/stanleyparksings.
Here is the Stanley Park Singing Exhibitions initial line-up:
The New Pornographers
Stevie Jackson of Belle and Sebastian