Published Jul 27, 2010Last year, Vancouver music fans were treated to the first annual Olio Festival, which brought together many of the city's best local bands and a handful of touring acts. This year, the festival's lineup is shaping up to be even better, with even more notable out-of-towners appearing alongside the local favourites.
The event will be taking place from September 23 to 26, with shows in venues around Vancouver, largely focused around the Main and Hastings area. Among the performers is a diverse cross-section of artists, including the Very Best, Chad VanGaalen, Shout Out Out Out Out, Ghostkeeper and Tanlines. They will be joined by Vancouver acts such as Black Wizard, Babe Rainbow, Fine Mist, Makeout Videotape, Nu Sensae, the Raccoons, the SSRIs, No Gold, Myths, Congress, Certain Breeds and Terror Bird.
Olio, which Exclaim! is helping to sponsor, also features comedy, art and film. Look out for the September 25 screening of No Fun City, a documentary about Vancouver's crackdown on music venues, as well as a screening of Harmony Korine's Trash Humpers.
Program guides are due to hit the street next week, so look for a full schedule to be announced soon over OlioFestival.com.
Tickets and wristbands will also be up for sale beginning next week at Zulu, Scratch, Red Cat, Audiopile, UBC's Outpost or at the festival website. Single-day passes are $25, and a full festival pass will set you back $60.