Communal Beat

Vancouver Island MusicFest

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Vancouver Island MusicFest is coming up fast and the crew and volunteers who create this renowned event are hard at work behind the scenes. Over 200 performers on 6 stages, over 1300 volunteers, 300+ community sponsors (including the Beat!) and 30,000 music fans over the three days! In only a few weeks!

MusicFest founder Doug Cox – who’s been bringing us great roots and world music for more than 20 years – says, “As always, it takes and entire community, staff and volunteers coming together to make this happen! Every year I think it can’t get better than this but it does. We’re very lucky, it’s really special.”

Taking care of the artists!

Taking care of the artists!

Onsite Camping, Full-on Fun!

Onsite Camping, Full-on Fun!

Vancouver Island MusicFest Live and Play Green!

Vancouver Island MusicFest Live and Play Green!

Doug also shared a bit about some special moments and shows to watch for….
We’ll let him tell you:
“Our collaboration this year ‘Worldbeat at Home’, celebrates musicians from different cultures who all call BC home. They will be coming in early to rehearse a main stage set together which should prove to be another amazing, once-in-a-lifetime events for our audience members! Of course we have great iconic headliners like Lyle Lovett, Buddy Guy and Graham Nash as well but it’s the daytime stuff and the collaborations that usually excite me most!
Seeing the folks who left their stamp on music history, like UK Artists Maddy Prior and Maggie Bell swap stories on stage.  As well, we are going to have one daytime session on the Concert Bowl stage this year called ‘From Memphis to Monk’ that I feel is going to be a show stopper! So much great stuff – it’s hard to pick just one. “
A big thanks to Doug and his team for giving us all a  peek behind-the-scenes and a heads up about what to put on our “Must See!” list.

 Hot tip! A very limited number of Day Passes are now available online. Act now! Buy online at: tickets.islandmusicfest.com

Need help? Email: tickets@islandmusicfest.com or call 250-871-8463

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