Published Jul 03, 2015Victoria's long-running Rifflandia festival has revealed the second wave of artists heading out to Vancouver Island this September, with a few of the biggies including Modest Mouse, Canadian folk treasure Hayden and electronic party-starters A Tribe Called Red.
This latest batch of acts was announced today (July 3), with organizers letting loose details on about two dozen additional performers now set to appear in Victoria between September 17 and 20. This includes a mix of national and global artists covering various genres, like Plants and Animals, Longwalkshortdock, the Zolas, Jazz Cartier, Tacocat, Jay Malinowski & the Dead Coast, the Helio Sequence, and Mat the Alien.
Other outfits now set to play a plethora of venues across the city also include Onra, Post Malone, Brave Shores, Young Empires, Sticky Fingers, Leisure Cruise, Coleman Hell, Ria Mae, the Walkervilles, Pigeon Hole, Righteous Rainbows of Togetherness, Seoul, and the Vogue Dots.
As previously reported, the first wave announcement attached Chromeo, Julian Casablancas and the Voidz, Kiesza, Arkells, Joey Bada$$, Frog Eyes, Moon King, Neon Indian, Blonde Redhead, Big Data, Doomtree, the Underachievers and more to this year's festivities.
All told, more than 100 artists are expected to play this year's Rifflandia Festival. You'll find a full list of the artists revealed thus far over here.
Passes to the fest are on sale now, with a standard "Super Pass" going for $165, plus service charges. The VIP Pass, which lets showgoers "skip the line" at selected concerts and allows VIP Access to performances at Victoria's Royal Athletic Park, is also available for $295. Tickets to individual shows will go on sale at a later date.