Though still several months away, the lineup to BC's annual Squamish Valley Music Festival has been revealed, with news that the summer event will be headlined by Arcade Fire, Eminem and Bruno Mars.
The info was delivered in a press conference at Vancouver's Commodore Ballroom earlier today (January 29), where organizers also revealed that the three-day event, which runs August 8 to 10 at Squamish's Hendrickson Fields & Logger Sports Ground, will feature performances from Arctic Monkeys, Danny Brown, Broken Bells, Lykke Li, the Roots, Foster the People, Thievery Corporation, Sam Roberts Band, Ryan Hemsworth, Mounties, Kevin Drew, the Head and the Heart, Austra, Tokyo Police Club, and more.
On the local front, the lineup also includes BC-based acts like the Zolas, the Courtneys, Louise Burns, We Are the City, Good for Grapes and CityReal, among others.
Pre-sales for three-day festival passes will be available for Virgin Mobile customers on February 3 for $250, while the general public can pick up tickets starting February 7. The regular weekend pass also includes entry the evening of August 7. A deluxe VIP pass will cost $599 (plus service charges), and give you access to "secluded VIP area with wider variety of food and drink, flushing washrooms, shade/rain cover, phone charging, DJ and comfortable seating," as well as fast-tracked options for entry into the grounds. Single day tickets will also be available.
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This is the second year the event is running under the Squamish Valley Music Festival banner, having previously been known as LIVE at Squamish. Last year's festivities were headlined by Queens of the Stone Age and Vampire Weekend, with other artists having graced the stages including Childish Gambino, Divine Fits, and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.