music festivals

Shambhala Music Festival has been postponed to 2021. File photo

Virtual Shambhala Music Festival postponed due to allegations of sexual violence

Postponement announced following sexual violence allegations made against performer Billy Kenny

 

Cha Wa was one of the highlights onstage at last year’s MusicFest. On July 10, organizers are holding an online Facebook celebration to mark the weekend that was supposed to be this year’s festival. Record file photo

Annual music event in Comox Valley celebrates online instead

Vancouver Island MusicFest holds virtual celebration set for July 10

 

Laketown Shakedown and Sunfest have been rescheduled for 2021, with options for ticket holders to receive refunds or credit for future events. (File photo)

Shakedown and Sunfest rescheduled for summer 2021

Ticket holders can get refunds or credit for future events

 

Shambhala Music Festival has been postponed to 2021. File photo

Shambhala Music Festival postponed to 2021

The popular electronic music event near Nelson announced the news Tuesday

Shambhala Music Festival has been postponed to 2021. File photo
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
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)
Artistic director Nellie Quinn and co-organizer Bob de Wolff of the inaugural Folk ‘N Fiddle Festival on stage. The festival organizers are seeking volunteers and sponsors (Folk ‘N Fiddle Festival)

Summer Folk Festival set to sweep Sidney

Folk ‘N Fiddle Festival is seeking volunteers and sponsors

Artistic director Nellie Quinn and co-organizer Bob de Wolff of the inaugural Folk ‘N Fiddle Festival on stage. The festival organizers are seeking volunteers and sponsors (Folk ‘N Fiddle Festival)
ROCK THE SHORES 2018: A variety of musical flavours throughout weekend in Colwood

ROCK THE SHORES 2018: A variety of musical flavours throughout weekend in Colwood

Headliners Brian Wilson, Sheepdogs and X Ambassadors part of diverse lineup festival

ROCK THE SHORES 2018: A variety of musical flavours throughout weekend in Colwood
Rifflandia music festival lineup announced for 2018

Rifflandia music festival lineup announced for 2018

Royal Athletic Park and downtown Victoria venues will be jumping Sept. 13 to 16

Rifflandia music festival lineup announced for 2018
The Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio brings their signature sound to Lucky Bar this Friday night (May 4) as part of the revamped Garden City Grooves Festival. Photo contributed

Time to get funky with Garden City Grooves festival

Three-day music event returns for fifth year, backed by Victoria Ska and Reggae Festival

The Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio brings their signature sound to Lucky Bar this Friday night (May 4) as part of the revamped Garden City Grooves Festival. Photo contributed
Lola Parks performs during Victoria’s Summer In The Square lunchtime concerts in Centennial Square in July. Don Denton/VICTORIA NEWS

Victoria seeks local musicians and food truck vendors

Talent and operators would be added to City’s roster for 2018 public events

Lola Parks performs during Victoria’s Summer In The Square lunchtime concerts in Centennial Square in July. Don Denton/VICTORIA NEWS
The lineup for Rifflandia, which celebrates its 10th year this week, is bigger and more diverse than ever, spanning country, rock, and electronic music. The shows run Thursday through Sunday at various Victoria venues.                                 Photo contributed

Rifflandia bigger and better than ever, on its 10th birthday

Victoria’s four-day festival attracts artists new and returning to the West Coast

The lineup for Rifflandia, which celebrates its 10th year this week, is bigger and more diverse than ever, spanning country, rock, and electronic music. The shows run Thursday through Sunday at various Victoria venues.                                 Photo contributed
Dante Givens of Jurassic 5 performs before thousands at Rifflandia in 2016 at Royal Athletic Park. Island Health, in conjunction with music festival organizers, has released a list of tips for the safe use of drugs for concert goers who choose to use them. Arnold Lim/Black Press

Island Health takes proactive steps to reduce drug overdoses at music festivals

Tips list added to supports already in place by festival organizers

Dante Givens of Jurassic 5 performs before thousands at Rifflandia in 2016 at Royal Athletic Park. Island Health, in conjunction with music festival organizers, has released a list of tips for the safe use of drugs for concert goers who choose to use them. Arnold Lim/Black Press