music festivals

Festival goers leave Worthy Farm in Somerset, England, Monday June 27, 2022, following the Glastonbury Festival. Organizers at Canada’s summer music festivals say even as pandemic restrictions lift and live concerts return to some semblance of normalcy, it’s anything but normal behind the scenes. (Photo from the Canadian Press)

From travel woes to inflation, music festivals face most unpredictable summer yet

Several factors make putting together a festival more tumultuous, costly and unpredictable

 

A colourful float makes its way down Ste. Catherine St. during the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade in Montreal, Sunday, March 22, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Students, festival organizers make masks a choice as Canada nears St. Patrick’s Day

Return of the Irish holiday doesn’t come without risks, even though provinces have lifted mandates

 

Tim McGraw sings “Something Like That” in a video posted to Youtube.com. The American artist is booked to perform during the 2022 Rockin River Fest in Merritt, B.C.

Tim McGraw, Darius Rucker headline summer’s Rockin River Fest in flood-hit Merritt

‘Now more than ever, we need things to be excited about,’ city’s mayor says

 

Bass Coast raised $21,100 for disaster relief; music festival is back for 2022 (Photo - basscoast.ca)
Bass Coast raised $21,100 for disaster relief; music festival is back for 2022 (Photo - basscoast.ca)
Rita Coolidge played the main stage at Vancouver Island Musicfest in 2017. (Black Press file photo)

This year’s Vancouver Island MusicFest to virtually showcase beauty of Comox Valley

Returning July 9 through 11 with more than 25 hours of music performances

Rita Coolidge played the main stage at Vancouver Island Musicfest in 2017. (Black Press file photo)
Shambhala Music Festival. File photo

Shambhala livestream event postponed due to allegations of sexual violence

Virtual Shambhala postponed after sexual violence allegations made against performer Billy Kenny

Shambhala Music Festival. File photo
Shambhala livestream event postponed due to allegations of sexual violence

Shambhala livestream event postponed due to allegations of sexual violence

Virtual Shambhala postponed after sexual violence allegations made against performer Billy Kenny

Shambhala livestream event postponed due to allegations of sexual violence
Vancouver Island MusicFest has been cancelled, due to COVID-19. File photo

COVID-19 forces cancellation of Vancouver Island MusicFest

Announcement regarding tickets forthcoming

Vancouver Island MusicFest has been cancelled, due to COVID-19. File photo
Shambhala Music Festival will still go on as scheduled in July, as will the Kaslo Jazz Etc. Festival. File photo

UPDATED: Shambhala, Kaslo Jazz festivals to go on despite COVID-19 outbreak

Events at Nelson’s Spiritbar, The Royal and Bloom Nightclub meanwhile have been postponed

Shambhala Music Festival will still go on as scheduled in July, as will the Kaslo Jazz Etc. Festival. File photo
Burton Cummings, Randy Bachman return to Grand Forks for Canada Rock Fest 2020
Burton Cummings, Randy Bachman return to Grand Forks for Canada Rock Fest 2020
Gene Simmons dances with guests onstage at CannaFest 2018.                                (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)

Gene Simmons to launch new Titans of Rock music festival in Grand Forks

The rock legend has partnered with Chuck Varabioff to run Titans of Rock in Grand Forks

Gene Simmons dances with guests onstage at CannaFest 2018.                                (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)