Published Jun 23, 2011While Vancouver, BC's Olio Festival has always had a contingent of out-of-town bands supplementing the mostly locals event, this year it looks as if organizers have booked even more out-of-town big guns. The first wave of touring acts has just been announced for the third edition of Olio, which takes places September 21 to 24 around Vancouver, and there are some pretty impressive touring acts on board.
As announced earlier this week, Dinosaur Jr. frontman J. Mascis will be playing a solo gig during the fest, while other notable groups include icy disco kids Glass Candy and Calgary experimental pop outfit Braids. Other acts include Chromatics, Ladyhawk, Cave Singers, Teen Daze, Bonjay, the Pack A.D., Keys N Krates, Besnard Lakes, Malajube, Revolver, Chateau Marmont, Active Child, Chad Valley and more than 50 yet-to-be named local acts.
While already spreading out countless shows across clubs in the downtown core and East Van, this year's Olio will also feature what organizers are calling the "All Ages Record Store Concert Series," which will focus on free shows for underage fans. Comedy, music, art and film events are also being planned on campus at the University of British Columbia.
While prices have yet to be set, all-access passes, wristbands and tickets for individual shows go on sale July 15.