Published May 15, 2013The first two instalments of Vancouver's Khatsahlano! Music + Art Festival brought out a bunch of BC-based talent, and the third annual edition of the summertime street fest promises to do the same. Booked as a free all-ages event on July 13, this year's event will feature Arts & Crafts darlings Gold & Youth, high-energy blues rawk vets the Pack A.D., Rococode, Brasstronaut and more.
The lineup was revealed earlier this evening (May 15) at Vancouver's Zulu Records during a launch party that featured performances from Gal Gracen and Village, who will both be performing at the summer event. Other acts in this year's lineup include No Sinner, Christopher Smith, Cowards, Needs, Rich Hope, Evy Jane, Longwalkshortdock, Portage & Main, Koban, James Younger, the Gay Nineties, Johnny de Courcy, Wintermitts, and War Baby, among others.
The fest will also feature the top 20 artists remaining in this year's Peak Performance Project, but those acts won't be named until June 11.
As in years past, the event will take place along a stretch of 4th Avenue in the Kitsilano neighbourhood of Vancouver and will find bands spread out on outdoor stages between local street vendors and patio setups from the strip's restaurants.
This year will also include an art exhibition titled "This Happened Here," which is being curated by Arrival Agency (formerly known as Waldorf Productions) and will showcase the work of concert poster artist Bob Masse, among others. Masse also designed the show poster for Khatsahlano! this year.
"Whether you're there for the music, the food or the friendly Kits atmosphere, the Khatsahlano! Music + Art Festival has something for everyone," Kitsilano 4th Avenue Business Improvement Association CEO Russ Davies said in a statement. "Khatsahlano! from the very beginning has been aimed at celebrating this city's amazing music scene and community."