Pacific NorthWest Music Festivals 2016

Deer Lake Park
Deer Lake Park

The first weekend of Coachella Music and Arts Festival is in the books and creating a big buzz on social with surprise performances by artists, celebrity spotting in the crowd and an amazing line-up of music on stage.

Sasquatch! Festival is coming up in May and kicks off the music festival season in our corner of the continent.   Here’s a list of some of the multi-artist festivals in Oregon, Washington, Alberta and BC.
(Note, not all the festivals have their artist line-up announced but genre and some featured artists are listed where available)

Sasquatch! – George, WA May 27 – 30, 2016 – Multi-Genre – Florence & The Machine, The Cure, Disclosure, Major Lazer, Sufjan Stevens, Leon Bridges, Jamie XX

Deer Lake Festival Lawn – Deer Lake Park, Burnaby BC – Ongoing Summer Long – Rock/Pop/Blues  – Alabama Shakes, The Cure, Weezer & Panic At The Disco!, Burnaby Blues Festival.

Victoria International Jazz Festival – Victoria, BC June 24 – July 3, 2016 – Jazz – Joe Jackson, case/lang/viers, Gregory Porter, Tedeschi Trucks Band

Vancouver International Jazz Festival – Vancouver, BC June 24 – July 3, 2016 – Jazz – Joe Jackson, Lauryn Hill, Sarah McLachlan, Legendary Downchild Blues Band

Sled Island Music & Arts Festival – Calgary, AB June 22-26, 2016 – Multi-Genre – Guided By Voices, Peaches, Built To Spill, TOPS,

Tall Tree Music Festival – Brown’s Mountain, Port Renfrew, BC – June 30 – July 3, 2016 – Multi- Genre – Mother Mother, Current Swell, Shad, Hollerado

Waterfront Blues Fest – Portland, OR July 1– 4, 2016 – Blues – Maceo Parker, Los Straitjackets, ZZ Ward, Grace Love & The True Loves

The Weeknd headlines FVDED 2015
The Weeknd headlines FVDED 2015

FVDED in the Park – Surrey, BC July 2 – 3, 2016 – Electronic/ Dance/Pop – Jack U, Zedd, Travis Scott, RL Grime, Carnage

 

Calgary Stampede Virgin Mobile Stampede Series 2016 – Calgary, AB July 8 – 17, 2016 – Country – Zac Brown Band, Lady Antebellum, Jeff Dunham

Vancouver Island MusicFest – Comox Valley, BC July 8 – 10, 2016 – Folk/Rock – John Prine, Serena Ryder, 54-40, The Trews, Ashley MacIsaac

The Phillips Backyard Weekender – Victoria, BC July 8 – 10, 2016 – Milky Chance, Bahamas, A Tribe Called Red, The Magnificent DJ Jazzy Jeff

Harrison Festival of the Arts – Harrison Hot Springs, BC July 9 – 17, 2016 – World/Folk/Rock – TBA

Monster Energy Centre of Gravity– Kelowna, BC July 8 – 10,2016 – EDM/Pop/HipHop & Sports – Skrillex, Ice Cube, Afrojack, Machine Gun Kelly

Pemberton Music Festival – Pemberton, BC July 14 – 17, 2016 – Multi-genre – Pearl Jam, Killers, J. Cole, Snoop Dogg, Billy Idol

Vancouver Folk Music Festival – Vancouver, BC July 15 – 17, 2016 – Folk – TBA

Motion Notion – Golden, BC July 21 – 25, 2016 – EDM – Aphrodite, Bear Grillz, Govinda, Love & Light, Zodiac and more to come.

Rock The Shores – Colwood, BC July 22 – 24, 2016 – Rock – Current Swell, Jesse Roper, Jon & Roy, City and Colour, The Cat Empire, Metric, Arkells

Merritt Rockin’ River Music Fest– Merritt, BC July 28 – 31, 2016 – Country – Sam Hunt, The Road Hammers, Jon Micheal Montgomery, Dean Brody

Shambhala Music Festival – Salmo, BC August 5 -8, 2016 – Electronic – Roni Size, Krust & Dynamite MC, Alunageorge

Salmon Arm Blues & Roots Festival – Salmon Arm, BC August 19 – 21, 2016 – Blues/Roots – Dehli 2 Dublin, David Gogo, Great Lake Swimmers, Matt Andersen, Whitehorse

Atmosphere Gathering – Cumberland, BC August 19 – 21, 2016 – World/Electronic – Dehli 2 Dublin, Frazey Ford, Kinnie Starr, The Soul Rebels

Bumbershoot Festival – Seattle, WA September 2- 4, 2016 – Multi-Genre – TBA

Rifflandia Festival – Victoria, BC September 15 – 18, 2016 – Multi-Genre – TBA

 

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