Pull out your festival scorecards because it’s time to add another new multi-day concert event. Meet “Live At Squamish” – two days of music in the British Columbia woodlands.
Scheduled for Sept. 4 & 5 of Labor Day Weekend (or, as they say north of the border, “Labour” Day Weekend) just outside Squamish, B.C. and just about an hour’s drive north of Vancouver, Live At Squamish’s debut features performances by Devo, The Decemberists, Tokyo Police Club, Z-Trip, Dirty Vegas (Live), Bad Religion, The Dudes, The Tennessee Three, Mother Mother, Dirty Heads and more.
As goes the trend with festival ticket sales, so goes Squamish, meaning there are several different packages to choose from. Single day tickets are priced at $79, regular weekend ducats $145.50 and VIP weekend tickets $249.50. Early bird weekend tickets priced at $125 will be available until the end of July 9.
One thing that caught our eye about Squamish is the general attitude represented on the festival’s website, a kind of jocular “let’s all have a great time” feel as if written by someone who has read way too many festival announcements.
For example, in mentioning VIP package details, one of the features is an “entrance through a dedicated ‘look at me, aren’t I special’ gate.”
There’s more of that special Squamish ‘tude in the festival’s first blog posting:
“Whoohooo! We’ve arrived on the magical world of the internet and we’re more excited about this brand spanking new festival than discovering a free toy in a cereal box!”
Organizers also attempt to describe the festival, no easy feat when you consider it hasn’t happened yet.
“We’re not trying to be Pemberton (we intend to come back next year!) so we want to start out with a great concept, learn from you and grow LIVE at Squamish into a festival that rivals all those south of the border and across the pond.”
A pre-sale begins June 23 while the general onsale begins June 25. For more info, click here for the Live At Squamish website.
And remember, “It’s happy times in a big field with great music.”